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Ellen Kanar

Ellen Kanar, one of 161 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 20 June 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Kanar
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 4th October, 1890
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 20th June, 1836
Arrival date: 12th October, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 296
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 15th May, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:

ELLEN KANAR, Theft > theft from a specified place, 1st February 1836.

Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation
ELLEN KANAR was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, at St. Giles-in-the-fields, 13 sovereigns, and 1 half-sovereign, the monies of John Carroll, her master, in his dwelling-house.

GUILTY , Aged 19— Transported for Life.

Listed on NSW Gov. Convict Records as ELIZA Kanar.

1841: Married William Wikey (also listed as WACKEY who arrived per ‘Agamemnon’ 1820 NSW) at St Johns, Parramatta - Listed as Eliza.

1844: Daughter Caroline J Wikey born.
1846: William born - mother listed as Helen.
William died 1848.

1866: Ellen Wikey married John Perry at Parramatta.
No death found for William Wikey/or Wackey.

9/10/1890 Sydney Morning Herald:
PERRY.-October 4. at the residence of her son-ln-law, George-street. Parramatta, Ellen Perry, in her 74th year.
Her end was peace.
(Son-in-law was George Boyce who married daughter Caroline in 1860.)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th October, 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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