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William Cannell

William Cannell, one of 214 convicts transported on the Emerald Isle, 28 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cannell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Emerald Isle
Departure date: 28th June, 1843
Arrival date: 9th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 334
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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Damarisk on 30th November, 2011 wrote:

Full record of court proceedings are on-line with the Old Bailey.  Please see http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18430227-850&div=t18430227-850&terms=cannell#highlight

WILLIAM CANNELL was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Sarah Magness, on the 12th of Dec., and with a certain pistol loaded with gunpowder, and a certain leaden bullet, feloniously did shoot off and discharge at and against her, and thereby, on the right side of her body, did strike, penetrate, and wound her, with intent feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought to kill and murder her.—2 other COUNTS stating his intent to be to maim and disable her.—4th COUNTS stating his intent to be to do her some grievous bodily harm.

Convict Changes History

Damarisk on 30th November, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

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