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John Mcdonald

John McDonald, one of 270 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsaye, 11 February 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Soldier
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 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Glasgow Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Strathfieldsaye
Departure date: 11th February, 1836
Arrival date: 15th June, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 244
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

Dennis Nightingale on 29th May, 2015 wrote:

168406 McDonald John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1836 State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12189; Title: Annotated printed indents Microfiche: 722.
Age 23. Single man from Argyleshire. Occupation soldier. Court-martialled at Glasgow 3 November 1835 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for desertion.

131625 McDonald John - Strathfieldsaye 1836.  1837 2 August Patrick Plains GG.
Soldier age 24 from Argyleshire. 5ft 8 in, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. horizontal scar over right eyebrow, nose inclining to the right side, HMDJMD man with pipe and flag in hand JAMD anchor, half moon, and seven stars. mermaid and fish, quart pot and two glasses, two pipes and fish lower right arm, sun, rose, and thistle, man and 2 women, love MxM cross swords JRMDJGMD and 2 darts, JT and heart lower left arm. Absconded from Helenus Scott 17th July.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 29th May, 2015 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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