Spotlight: Reward Notice for John Donohoe

Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 – 1828), Saturday 3 May 1828, page 1


Colonial Secretary’s Office 1st May, 1828.


WHEREAS JOHN DONOHOE, who was convicted of Highway Robbery, and received sentence of Death on the 1st March last, effected his escape while on his return from the Court House to the Gaol :– Notice is hereby given, that a reward of twenty pounds will be paid to any Person or Persons who may apprehend and lodge the said John Donohoe in one of His Majesty’s Gaols. Donohoe is a Native of Dublin 22 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches in height, brown freckled complexion, flaxen hair, blue eyes, and has a scar under the left nostril. He arrived in the Colony a prisoner, per Ann and Amelia, in 1825, and, was at the time of his committal for the above offence, in the service of Mr. Major West.

By His Excellency’s Command, ALEXANDER McLEAY.

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