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William Kates

William Kates, one of 206 convicts transported on the Ganges, August 1796

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ganges
Departure date: August, 1796
Arrival date: 2nd June, 1797
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 213 (107)
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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Anonymous on 23rd June, 2011 wrote:

Crime date March 11, 1793, trial date April 10, 1793 at the Old Bailey, aged 34 years.

Charged with breaking and entering the house of William Marsh and stealing 7 pairs of womens stuff shoes value 1 pound 4s, two pairs womens leather shoes value 6s, two other pairs of leather shoes value 2s, two other stuff shoes value 3s, property of William Marsh. Guilty of stealing but not of burglary, transportation 7 years.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
William Kates
Age; 31. Est date of birth; 1762
Trial; Middlesex, 10 Apr 1793. 7 years
Arrival, 2 Jun 1797,  New South Wales
Per Ship; Ganges
Old Bailey On-Line
305. WILLIAM KATES was indicted for burglarously breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Marsh , about the hour of seven in the night of the 11th of March , and stealing therein seven pair of women’s stuff shoes, value 1 l. 4 s. two pair of women’s leather shoes, value 6 s. two other leather shoes, value 2 s. two other stuff shoes, value 3 s. the goods of the said William Marsh .
Born 1762. Gender male. Height 5’ 6”.
Tried 10th April 1793. Age. 31.
Transported; Aug 1796; Age 34.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1762 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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