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Daniel Cann

Daniel Cann, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Cann
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1832
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 133 (68)
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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Robyn Everist on 24th July, 2019 wrote:

1832 - 22 June - executed at Hobart for absconding


D Wong on 24th July, 2019 wrote:

Daniel Cann was listed as 18 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Nottingham.

Transported for ‘Stealing in a Dwelling House.’

Daniel was 5’6½” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes, much pockpitted on face, scar in right eyebrow, scar in middle of forehead, ring finger left hand crippled, slight impediment in speech, T {Kendle} {T:space left} left arm, RB & EB right hand.

Brother at Nottingham a child at Uncles at Hare.

16/3/1832: Tried Hobart Town.

12/5/1832 The Hobart Town Courier:
Daniel Cann, a farmer’s labourer, per Phoenix 1, absconded from Prisoners’ barracks, May 5, 1832.  Reward £2.

1/6/1832 The Hobart Town Courier:
Thomas Warner and Daniel Cann, the latter tried very lately for a robbery in the welling house of Mr. Dudgeon, pleaded guilty to informations charging them with being illegally at large.

15/6/1832 The Tasmanian, Hobart:
On Monday the nine following persons, recently convicted of capital offences, received sentence of death, viz.—Matthew Berry and John Chadwick, for stealing in a dwelling-house and putting in bodily fear; Thomas Warner, Daniel Cann, and John Clements, for being illegally at large; John Walker and Frederic Brown, for burglary; William lieid, for sheepstealing ; and William Moulton, for housebreaking.
Thomas M’Kenny and Thomas Ashton were sentenced to seven years transportation, for larceny.

22/6/1832 The Hobart Town Courier:
On Monday evening the Sheriff, Dudley Fereday, esq. communicated the awful tidings of death to Daniel Cann, convicted of absconding while under sentence of transportation and of breaking through from the Penitentiary, and on John Chadwick, the bushranger.
They are to be executed this morning at 8 o’clock.  Cann was much distressed at the intelligence, saying it was very hard to lose his life for absconding.
We trust his example will be a warning to others similarly situated not to run the same awful risk.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd June, 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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