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Elizabeth Kain

Elizabeth Kain, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Kain
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick. Boro of Birmingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 354 Tasmanian Archives - convicts Queens Orphanage records
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th January, 2013 wrote:

Elizabeth Kain was convicted at Birmingham on 07/01/1848 for stealing a shawl. 7 yr sentence. First conviction. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Cadet’ arriving 1849.

Widowed, 7 children - 3 onboard; Roman Catholic; Native Place: Roscommon,Ireland; aged 37yrs; country servant;5’2”; red hair; ruddy, freckled complexion; lt blue eyes.

Mother: Mary
Sisters: Catherine, Biddy, Mary, Ann & Elizabeth
Brothers: Andrew, Charles, Bernard & Patrick
  all in Ireland

Children: Catherine aged 14yrs; Bridget aged 12yrs; Margaret aged 9yrs all admitted to Queens Orphanage. Parents listed as Elizabeth & Andrew Kaine.
Catherine apprenticed out 06/07/1849 Nth Esk
Bridget apprenticed out 03/11/1849 to Robert B….of Hobart
Margaret discharged to her mother 25/02/1851, now on Ticket of Leave.

23/09/1851: Ticket of Leave
Jan 1855: Free by servitude & Cert. of Freedom

Remarried: William Mowlds (free) 18/06/1850 New Norfolk, St. Matthews Church.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1812, gender, crime

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