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John Mcdonald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hayeston
Departure date: 1816
Arrival date: 13th March, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 10 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. State Records NSW Reel 2422 2/8262
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 27th July, 2020 wrote:

John McDonald, age 30, Labourer, native of Inverness, 5 ft 5,  Dark ruddy comp., hazel eyes, black hair, tried at Madras 17 April 1815, Life.
Muster of eleven convicts and two returned runaways who arrived on the ship Hayeston of Calcutta 13 March 1816, and mustered 15 March 1816.
State Records NSW Reel 2422 2/8262

Colonial Secretary Index.

MACDONALD, John. Per “Hayeston”, 1816

1816 May 10 - Arrived safe per “Hayeston” from Madras (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.67)
1825 Dec 5 - Transmitting his ticket of leave (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.113)

8 Jul 1824, Sydney Gazette,
Ticket of Leave
Hayeston – John McDonald, Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 27th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. State Records NSW Reel 2422 2/8262 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Mcdonald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1786, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupatio

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