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Mary Mcdonald

Mary McDonald, one of 190 convicts transported on the Baretto Junior, 05 April 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Scotland. Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baretto Junior
Departure date: 5th April, 1850
Arrival date: 25th July, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 230
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

D Wong on 9th March, 2014 wrote:

Mary was born in Ayrshire, Scotland.  Mary was 18 years old, address was High Street, Glasgow, and her occupation listed as a Bleacher.

Mary was 5’3 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, could read but not write, single.

6/6/1854: TOL

18/8/1851: Mary married William Bell per Elphinstone.  There were 2 William Bell’s, one on the Elphinstone 1836 and one on the Elphinstone 1837 - could not find which one it was.

29/1/1859: had a daughter Margaret born at Hamilton.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th March, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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