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Mary Donald (c. 1778–?)

Mary Donald/McDonald was aged 18 when she was sentenced to 7 years transportation for a felony on 13 April 1795 at the General Quarter Sessions of Peace at Carlisle, County Cumberland, England. She arrived in Sydney in 1796 aboard the Indispensable. By 1806 she was living with Thomas Wheeler at Parramatta. She departed the colony on the Marian on 15 April 1810 for Calcutta. She was described as an 'escaped ex convict'.

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Alternative Names
  • McDonald, Mary
  • MacDonald, Mary

c. 1778

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years