Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

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 55 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


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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Mcdonald was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Mcdonald?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

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.

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

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au