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James Mcdonald

James McDonald, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Newfoundland Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 418
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 15th March, 2020 wrote:

NSW 1828 census at Paramatta.
Householder’s name: James McDonald.
James McDonald, age 45, F.S. per A. Gambier 1809, 7 years sentence, employment- boatman, protestant.  James McDonald signed the form with his X.

Also in the household are Daniel McConvile, age 30, F.S. per Mangles, 1821, 7 years. Employment – constable, roman catholic.
Elizabeth McConvile, age 20, C, per Brothers 2, 1826. 7 years,  wife of above, roman catholic.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th March, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), gender: m

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