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John Mcdonald

Joseph McDonald, one of 280 convicts transported on the Edwin Fox, 24 August 1858

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdonald
Aliases: Joseph
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1836
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 20th May, 1868
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Southampton, Winchester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Edwin Fox
Departure date: 24th August, 1858
Arrival date: 20th November, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 283 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 294
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

John Trevor on 19th November, 2015 wrote:

Convicted of rape at Toodyay 4 Jan. 1861:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/69136712
Hanged 15 January 1861 at Perth Gaol:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/69136025

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.

12/4/1862: TOL

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

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