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John Mcdonald

John McDonald, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdonald
Aliases: Johnstone (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: No details
Convicted at: Northumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 326
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 20/1279
Name; John McDonald alias Johnson
When and where tried; Northumberland G S - 26 Jul 1799
Sentence; 14 years
Ship and arrival year; H M Ship Glatton - 1803
When time expired. 20 July 1813
Date of Certificate; 1 November 1813
Description and Remarks;
Native County; Unable to read
Trade; Litter founder and Labourer
Age; 34 years [1779]
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Complexion; Fair
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Grey
Additional Remarks; None

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), alias1: Johnstone (alias) (prev. Johnstone (Alias)), date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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