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Robert Cana

Robert Cana, one of 174 convicts transported on the Fanny, 25 August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Cana
Aliases: Chiru
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Norfolk, Borough of Kings Lynn Quarter Sessions and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fanny
Departure date: 25th August, 1815
Arrival date: 18th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 174 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 227 (115)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 23rd April, 2019 wrote:

Robert Cana, 21, was tried with George Cana, 55. (Father??) Both were Sailors.

Native Place: Lynn.

Robert was 5’3½” fair complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:

CANA, Robert. Per “Fanny”, 1816
1819 Aug 31:  On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.234)

1820 Jan 13:  Prisoner at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence; re details of sentence of (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.178)

Convict Changes History

Eugen Dorobantu on 19th April, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Chiru, crime

D Wong on 23rd April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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