Eleanor McDonald[1]

Female 1770 - 1831  (61 years)


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  • Name Eleanor McDonald 
    Born 1770  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 Mar 1831  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Peters Church of England Cemetary, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Burials in the Parish of Richmond - Eleanor McDonald.
    The Burials in the Parish of Richmond - Eleanor McDonald.
    Elinor MacDonalds burial is registered in the Parish of Richmond in the County of Cumberland in the year 1831 on page 6 No. 197 (New South Wales Australia)
    Burial Notice - Eleanor McDonald
    Burial Notice - Eleanor McDonald
    Eleanor McDonald was buried on 1st March 1831 and the event was recorded in the parish of Richmond in the County of Cumberland on page 6 record no. 197.
    Person ID I0119  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2010 

    Family Jonathan Griffiths,   b. 04 Mar 1773, Stone, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1839, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [1
    Married Type: Partners 
    • Jonathan and Eleanor met at Norfolk Island Penal Colony, but never married.
    Notes 
    • Jonathan Griffiths and Eleanor McDonald met each other at Norfolk Island. Both had been transported to Australian and sentence to 7 years. Jonathan Griffiths arrived on the second fleet in 1790. Eleanor McDonald arrived in Australia one year later.
    • Eleanor is recorded in the earliest documents as "Elinor" and later as "Eleanor". She will be referred to as Eleanor.
      Eleanor McDonald was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1770. Of her early life or family nothing is known. On 27 October, 1790 Eleanor is recorded as being sentenced at the Quarter Sessions (Court) at the Tholsel, Dublin. The record states:-
      "found guilty of stealing a metal watch, chain and locket - value six guineas - the property of Thomas Dalton. Sentenced to be transported".
      A copy of the record is attached. The record is written in "olde English" - where the letter "f" stands for the letter "s". Some of the sentences of other persons that can be made out on the record, make for interesting comparisons.
      Eleanor left Ireland from the Cove of Cork as a convict aboard the "Queen" ("Queen Anne" in some records) and arrived at Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) on 26 September, 1791, as part of what has been historically designated as the Third Fleet.
      A complete list of prisoners aboard "Queen" from Dublin and other counties is attached. The list shows
      McDonald, Eleanor
      Age:- 20 years
      Date of Trial:- October, 1790
      Sentence:- 7 years

      The Transport "Queen" was the first convict transport that sailed direct from Ireland to New South Wales and comprised 133 men, 22 Women and 1 boy aged 11 years.
      A Copy of the "Queen" indent (list) of prisoners showing Elinor McDonald, is attached.
      Eleanor was also sent to Norfolk Island where she arrived on 223 April, 1792. The first recorded association with Jonathon Griffiths as a "family" was there and a record noted in "Norfolk Island - The People and their Families - 1788-1813" is attached. Eleanor served the balance of here sentence at Norfolk Island.
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Griffiths,   b. 10 Oct 1797, South Creek, Hawkesbury, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1826, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +2. Sarah Griffiths,   b. 1798, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1870, "Terricks", Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. John Griffiths,   b. 23 Aug 1801, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1881, Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +4. W. Griffiths
    +5. E. Griffiths
    +6. Mary Griffiths,   b. 30 May 1804, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan1874, Mt Thorley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Ann Griffiths,   b. 07 Jul 1806, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1863, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. James Griffiths,   b. 21 Feb 1808, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Henry Griffiths,   b. 16 May 1812, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1889, Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F0037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    List of Prisoners on the Queen - Eleanor McDonald
    List of Prisoners on the Queen - Eleanor McDonald
    This is an alphabetical list of Dublin prisoners and for prisoners from the Counties and was used as a check list for the Queens Transporters. Eleanor McDonald is found on this list
    List of Families Norfolk Island 1788 - 1813
    List of Families Norfolk Island 1788 - 1813
    This is an official list of Families on Norfolk Island between 1788 - 1813. Jonathon Griffiths and Eleanor McDonald are listed here.
    Queen List of Prisoners - Eleanor McDonald
    Queen List of Prisoners - Eleanor McDonald
    List of Prisoners on the "Queen" Eleanor McDonalds name is found on this list
    Record of Sentence - Eleanor McDonald
    Record of Sentence - Eleanor McDonald
    Extract from Quarter Sessions Report - Freemans Journal Dublin 30 Oct 1790, P4 Col 3 The Bristish Library, Newspaper Library, London - Record of Sentence of Eleanor McDonald.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts (Reliability: 2).


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