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John Mcdonald

John McDonald, one of 172 convicts transported on the Minerva, 08 July 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Tailor
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 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 8th July, 1824
Arrival date: 19th November, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 179 (91)
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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D Wong on 22nd March, 2020 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Reference AD14/23/54
Title Precognition against John McDonald for the crime of theft
Dates 1823
Access status Open
Location On site
Level File
Finding aids 19th Century Solemn Database
Accused John McDonald, tailor, Millwood Street, Calton, Glasgow

Precognition against William McPherson, Con Docherty, Joan Docherty, Agnes Mitchell, William Adams, George McManus, John McDonald, John Gow for the crime of reset
Dates 1823

Accused William McPherson, hornspoon maker, Address: Hosie’s Land, near new bridge of Glasgow
Con Docherty, changekeeper, Address: Bell Street, Glasgow
Joan Docherty, wife of Con Docherty, changekeeper, Bell Street, Glasgow, m.s. Main
Agnes Mitchell, servant to Jean Main, Bell Street, Glasgow
William Adams, labourer, Tarbet’s Land, Old Wynd, Glasgow
George McManus, Age: 18, wright, 44 Bridgegate Street, Glasgow
John McDonald, Age: 19, tailor, Bridgegate, Glasgow, Address: [Bridgegate, Glasgow?]
John Gow, Age: 15, tailor, Mowat’s Land, Stevenson Street, Calton, Glasgow

National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to John McDonald, John Gow, William Adams, George McManus for the crime of theft by housebreaking, and reset of theft at Hole, Cumbernauld, Dumbarton. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 26 Sep 1823

Accused John McDonald, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years. Note: Porteous roll within papers
John Gow, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years. Note: Porteous roll within papers
William Adams, Verdict: Outlawed, Verdict Comments: Outlaw and fugitive, Sentence: Outlawed and put to the horn. Note: Porteous roll within papers
George McManus, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years. Note: Porteous roll within papers.

No Ships found for John Gow, William Adams, or George McManus.

John McDonald was born C1804.

Dec.1831: Permission to marry Margaret Barclay (Louisa 1827) John was 27 and had a TOL - Margaret was 22 and on Bond.

1832: Married at Scots Church, Sydney.  May have had 7 children, cannot pick them out on the NSW BDM.

1835: TOL, District: Cooke: Born: Glasgow; Trade: Tailor.
1/2/1838: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd March, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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