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William McKay, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 442
||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 6th December, 2013 wrote:
William McKay was 18 years old on arrival in NSW.
1841: TOL Port Phillip
31/5/1842: Maitland Court: William McKay (free) sentenced to 15 years at a penal settlement for stealing from a dwelling house.
4/7/1843: Arrived VDL per Sir J Byng.
William was now described as: 23 years old, 5’6 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th December, 2013 made the following changes:
surname Mckay (prev. McKay), date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime