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William Mcdonald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written). Government Gazette Wednesday January 8 1834.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 11th February, 2020 wrote:

The Indentures state that William McDonald was 23 years of age.  He could read and write; religion: Protestant, status single and a native of Glasgow.  His occupation was a soldier and weaver.  He was convicted of desertion on 18 February 1828 and sentenced to 14 years.  He had two prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5feet 6 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair black and eyes blue. Transport number: 191.
He was assigned to Mr H McArthur, Parramatta.
Government Gazette January 8 1834 states that William McDonald had escaped from No. 2 Stockade on 30 December 1833.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 11th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written). Government Gazette Wednesday January 8 1834. (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Mcdonald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of

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