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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 March 19 08:13 GMT (UK) »
I have an 1887 hospital admission record where he gives Gazelle as his arrival ship. I have quite a bit of information on him in Australia (his wife, children, although no death record). I know only a little about his life before coming to Australia (he was born in Inverness about 1837) but a passenger list for the family's trip to Australia is what I am really after. 

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 March 19 08:46 GMT (UK) »
How sure are you of his birth year, presumably not found on scotlandspeople?

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 March 19 08:52 GMT (UK) »
On the 1887 hospital admission he gives his age as 50. calculated from that.

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Different age, correct ship and year of arrival, from Ancestry,

Stuart/Stewart Mcdonald
Age:   23 (1829)  Arrival year: 1845
Arrival Country:   Australia  Vessel Arrived In: Gazelle
Date of Admission/Photo: 1852
Gaol:   Darlinghurst  New South Wales, Australia
Record Type:   Description Book

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:17 GMT (UK) »
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http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nj1/

Escaping from police custody. Gazelle named. Ticket of leave holder. Dray robbery.  Age 25 in 1854.  5 reward for apprehension.

Was he a tailor?

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:45 GMT (UK) »
I have no indication that he was a tailor.

He married in 1857 in Sydney but headed north. They had nine children by 1874, all registered in northern NSW or Queensland.

He was mining for much of that time and in 1887 described himself as a labourer.

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 17 March 19 10:24 GMT (UK) »
What other information is on that marriage record, and have you found him in 1841 census in Scotland?

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 17 March 19 10:27 GMT (UK) »
The rootschat link that I gave to ancestry describes him as a ticket of leave holder - so came as a convict.  (If the correct man)

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Re: Emigration lookup (to Australia)
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 17 March 19 10:34 GMT (UK) »
When did he start using Glasspole?