DONOHOE, JOHN (1806?-1830), bushranger, was born in Dublin and there convicted on 3 April 1823 of 'intent to commit a felony'. Sentenced to transportation for life, he reached Sydney Cove on 2 January 1825 in the Ann and Amelia. He was assigned to John Pagan of Parramatta and then, after a short period in a road-gang, to Major West, a Parramatta surgeon who owned an estate at Quaker's Hill.
On 14 December 1827 with two confederates, Kilroy (Kilray or Gilroy) and Smith, he robbed a number of bullock-drays on the Sydney-Windsor road. Tried on two counts in the Supreme Court in February 1828 before Judge John Stephen, they were found guilty and, with perhaps superabundant justice, on 1 March twice sentenced to death ...Read more at the source website