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Eleanor McDonald (1792–1849)

Eleanor McEvoy was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing apparel. She arrived in Sydney in 1816 aboard the Alexander and then was sent on to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Kangaroo. She was assigned to Thomas Newby in Hobart in 1820; they had at least one child, John. In 1821 she was granted a ticket of leave.

In 1828 she was sentenced to 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods from her daughter. She married Charles McDonald on 24 July 1831 and was assigned to him in 1833. She was granted a ticket of leave in 1835 and a conditional pardon on 31 December 1841.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McDonnell, Eleanor
  • McEvoy, Eleanor
  • McEvoy, Elinor
  • Newby, Eleanor

Dublin, Ireland


14 September, 1849 (aged ~ 57)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years