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Margaret McDonald, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Macdonald, Waddle, Waddell
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||31st January, 1837
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 41 (22)
||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 4th April, 2017 wrote:
Also known as Margaret Waddell/Waddle.
Margaret was listed as being on board ‘Friends’
Convicted: High Court of Justiciary, Glasgow , 29 April 1808
Crime: Housebreaking and theft
Sentence: 14 years
Margaret was convicted with her husband John Waddell as part of what seems to have been a criminal gang. They were tried alongside William Sanderson, a travelling merchant and his wife Mary McFarlane, and Mary Kyle, wife of bricklayer George Roder. John Hodge or Hodgen, a former weaver from Lanark and later a travelling merchant, was tried in absentia. All of the gang present in court pleaded guilty to various acts of housebreaking and theft and were sentenced to transportation.
Margaret’s husband John, a smith from Calton, arrived per “Guildford 1812”. No ship found for William Sanderson or his wife Mary McFarlane.
6/7/1807 – Margaret McDonald married John Waddell, a blacksmith, in Glasgow.
July 1812: Margaret and John arrived at Port Dalrymple (Launceston, VDL) from Sydney on board the Lady Nelson.
1817 – 14 May, daughter Elizabeth born Launceston
1820 – Wife of John Waddle, Port Dalrymple
1821 – Wife of John Waddle, Port Dalrymple
6/10/1822: John Waddle died at Launceston, aged 33.
1830 – 15 July, Fined 2 shillings for keeping two dogs without a licence
13/6/1833 Launceston Advertiser:
CAUTION. All Persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing any Cattle, branded M W the property of the undersigned, now in charge of William Buumby, »f Norfolk Plains, on the thirds.
Launceston, June 8th, 1833.
31/1/1837: Margaret died at Launceston aged 54. Listed as Waddle.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th April, 2017 made the following changes:
surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), alias1: Macdonald, alias2: Waddle, alias3: Waddell, date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st January, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime