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Dundas McRiner, one of 250 convicts transported on the Hyderabad [Hydrabad], 15 October 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 21 years
||Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
15th October, 1844
19th February, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island [Norfolk Island, under the jurisdiction of Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 249 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 207 (105)
||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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Heather Morrison on 20th March, 2013 wrote:
Father was Robert McRiner born 1790 Ratho, Edinburgh. Mother was Isabella Wilson born 1791. Siblings were: George born 1815, Peter born 1824 died 1896, Margaret born 1827 died 1905, and Robert born 1832 died 1891.
Richard Todd on 19th August, 2013 wrote:
Killed his wife.
D Wong on 27th March, 2017 wrote:
National Records of Scotland:
Precognition against Dundas McRiner for the crime of murder at Sunnyside and Mounteerie by Cathlaw, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Accused Dundas McRiner, labourer, Address: Sunnyside and Mounteerie by Cathlaw, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
Victim Marion McRiner, wife of Dundas McRiner (accused), Sunnyside and Mounteerie by Cathlaw, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire.
Dundas McRiner, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession - culpable homicide, Sentence: Transportation - 21 years.
Dundas was 28 years old on arrival - stated “Manslaughter of Marion Waltham, my wife, when in a state of intoxication”.
Dundas was 5’3 1/4” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, literate, Presbyterian - a widower with 1 child.
Sent to Norfolk island in 1845 - Off Norfolk Island per ‘Tory’ 2/5/1847.
Conduct record: Mostly drunk.
Convict Changes History
Heather Morrison on 20th March, 2013 made the following changes:
surname Mcriner (prev. McRiner), date of birth 1818, gender
Richard Todd on 19th August, 2013 made the following changes:
D Wong on 27th March, 2017 made the following changes: