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Marine Private Alexander McDonald (c.1745.....1821.)

 
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  • Born : Circa 1745
  • Where Born : Scotland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Friendship "
  • Rank attained : Marine Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 3.Jan 1792
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 21/9/1821 . Drowned
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney Burial Grounds
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Oliver
  • Born :
  • Where Born
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Arrived : 1791
  • Ship Arrived on : "Mary Ann " convict
  • Date Married :1792
  • Where Married : Sydney
  • Died : 21/9/1821 . Drowned
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney Burial Grounds
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Field of Mars (Ryde)
    Children :
    1 . James McDonald (b.5/9/1789.Sydney ....d.) mother Mary Phillips
    1 . Daughter of Mary Oliver , . Barbara Oliver . (b..1785.....d.) M Thomas Styles (b......d.21/9/1821 . Drowned ) arrived on board the ship "Mary Ann" 1816
     

    History & Achievements :

    Alexander McDonald enlisted as a member of the 20th Portsmouth Company. He was stationed on board the ship " Friendship" and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he served as a member of Captain John Shea's company, His wife Mary Oliver had been sentenced to 14 years transportation . Following discharge from the Marines, he received a grant of 130 acres at the Field of Mars ,175 acres at Bankstown and leased 11 acres at Farm Cove . On December the 29th of December 1821. Alexander , Mary and Thomas Styles were all drowned when their boat overturned 4 miles from Sydney at the " Pulpitt"
    Alexander had bequeathed 130 acres of land at the Field of Mars (Ryde) to his friend George McDonald on the 29th of May 1821 ,a member of the the 48th Regiment .
     
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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