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Charles McDonald (1778–?)

Charles McDonald (McDonnell) was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Canada and was sent on to Van Diemen's Land aboard the Kangaroo in 1816. His occupation on the ship's indent was given as farmer; his age as 37. He was described as being 5 feet 6½ inches (167.7 cms) tall, with a fresh complexion, light brown hair, and grey eyes. He was put to work on Public Works in 1830 and in 1832 was granted a ticket of leave. In 1831 he married Elizabeth McEvoy.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McDonell, Charles
  • McDonel, Charles
  • McDonall, Charles

Tyrone, Ireland

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life