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Joseph McDonald, one of 280 convicts transported on the Edwin Fox, 24 August 1858
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th May, 1868
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 294
||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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John Trevor on 19th November, 2015 wrote:
Convicted of rape at Toodyay 4 Jan. 1861:
Hanged 15 January 1861 at Perth Gaol:
D Wong on 22nd November, 2015 wrote:
The contribution above has been listed for the wrong ‘Joseph McDonald’.
He arrived per “Phoebe Dunbar 1853” – please see relevant profile page for this convict.
There were two John McDonalds’ on this voyage – the other being Convict No.5088 who received ‘life’ for burglary.
The John McDonald aka Joseph was Convict No. 5330 – He was 22 years old and was transported for ‘wounding with intent’.
John was 5’6 ¼” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout, cut under right eye, unmarried, semi literate, RC.
20/5/1868: John/Joseph McDonald died at the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum.
Convict Changes History
John Trevor on 19th November, 2015 made the following changes:
surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of death: 15th January, 1861 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 22nd November, 2015 made the following changes:
firstname: John (prev. Joseph), alias1: Joseph, date of birth: 1836 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th May, 1868 (prev. 15th January, 1861), gender: m, occupation, crime