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George Kain

George Kain, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Kain
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 20th February, 1868
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 70
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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D Wong on 11th April, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
GEORGE KAIN, GEORGE SMITH, Theft > theft from a specified place, 5th December 1834.

Reference Number: t18341205-321
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

GEORGE KAIN and GEORGE SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December, 1 iron stove, value 5s.; and 1 pair of iron covings, value 4s., the goods of Robert Brown, and fixed to a building.
ROBERT BROWN . I have a house which is not occupied, in the Commercial-road—I missed this stove and covings, which were fixed there—I believe them to be mine—I saw them on Thursday morning, and they were missed that evening.
GEORGE SPINK . I am a bricklayer, and was at work at this building on Thursday evening, the 11th of December—I left at six o’clock—this stove and covings were then safe in the top-room—the next morning I went at seven o’clock—I found the back door open, and a square of glass broken—I missed the stove and covings—these are them.
CHARLES HAGAN (police-constable K 271.) At eight o’clock that evening, I saw the two prisoners walking along High-street, Wapping—one had the stove, and the other the covings—I asked where they got them—Smith said from his mother at Blackwall.
Kain’s Defence. We met a strange man, with this stove and covings—he said he had brought them a good way, and was tired—he said if we would accept of them, we might have them—we took them home, and on the next evening, we were going to a broker’s shop, and were stopped with them.
KAIN†— GUILTY . Aged 24.
SMITH†— GUILTY . Aged 24.
Transported for Seven Years.

1840: TOL Parramatta
19/4/1842: COF

George was a builder at Singleton NSW.

There is a marriage listed on 6/7/1847 to Mary Sullivan, 2 children listed on the BDM Margaret 1844 and Sarah 1848 although they had 6 children altogether.

Mary died 11/11/1852 aged 37, daughter Margaret who married Stephen Murphy died 27/11/1915 - MURPHY.—November 27, 1915, at her residence, 34 Fulham street, Enmore, Margaret, relict of the late Stephen Murphy, and fourth daughter of the late George Kain, Singleton. R.I.P.

Convict Changes History

Dayle Vickers on 10th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th February, 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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