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Joseph Mcdonald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th January, 1861
Age: 28 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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Kildare
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Phoebe Dunbar
Departure date: 2nd June, 1853
Arrival date: 30th August, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 32 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa10.html Fremantle Prison Database.
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 22nd November, 2015 wrote:

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

Unfortunately the ship “Phoebe Dunbar” which this ‘Joseph McDonald’ arrived on, was not listed at the time of John Trevor’s contribution.
The ship is now listed and so I have transposed John’s contribution here.

Joseph was 20 years old on arrival in WA and was transported for ‘Sheep Stealing’.  He was convict No. 2466.

Joseph was single, literate, 5’9” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, sallow complexion, stout build, I on left hand and a scar on centre of forehead.

18/7/1854: TOL
Known areas: Toodyay.

9/1/1861 The Enquirer and Commercial News, Perth:
Joseph McDonald, charged with rape at Toodyay was found guilty, and sentenced to death.
The prisoner was undefended.

East Perth Cemeteries
Burials at Cemetery Hill

MCDONALD
CATEGORYDETAILS
GIVEN NAME:
Joseph
DATE OF DEATH:
15th
January
1861
PLACE OF DEATH:
Perth Gaol
CAUSE OF DEATH:
Execution; Hanged
REGISTRATION NUMBER:
1653
NEWSPAPER NOTICE:
General Intelligence 18/01/1861 The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News pg 3
ARRIVAL DATE:
30/08/1853
ARRIVAL SHIP:
Phoebe Dunbar
BIOGRAPHY HISTORY:
Convict No 2466; Convicted of Rape

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd November, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa10.html Fremantle Prison Database. (prev. ), firstname: Joseph, surname: Mcdonald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1833, date of deat

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