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William Kennard

William Kennard, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kennard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Perseus and Coromandel
Departure date: January, 1802
Arrival date: 14th August, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts

References

Primary source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 SR NSW - 1806 Census 1809 -Syd Gazette, 5 Feb 1809 page 1 -
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

Jules McDonald on 1st January, 2016 wrote:

Stealing cloth, type not stated

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 wrote:

At Devon Assizes in March 1801, at Exeter, ” ... William Pavy [sic] for burglary ....[and others listed] also received sentence of death but were reprieved.”  (Thursday 02 April 1801 ,  Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette).

William Kennard sailed on “Coromandel” with six other men from the March 1801 Devon Assizes (J Redman, James Sanders, William Pavey for burglary; James Grant, highway robbery; and Josiah Richards and R Weeks for sheep stealing).

Another group of convicts from the same Devon Assizes sailed later on the “Glatton” departing England in September 1802, after their Devon jail mates on “Coromandel” had already arrived in NSW.

NSW:
1806 Muster - William Kennard, tailor. Self [i.e self-employed]

1809 -Syd Gazette, 5 Feb 1809 page 1 -
“LETTERS.   
“THE undermentioned Letters are now in the hands of G. Dowling, Hospital Wharf, and will be delivered when called for :—
William Taylor Wm. Tiernan (soldier)  William Kennard ...[and many others]”

no further record found. No more William Kenner’s appear to arrive NSW until 1820.

Convict Changes History

Jules McDonald on 1st January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 304), crime

Robin Sharkey on 2nd January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4 SR NSW - 1806 Census 1809 -Syd Gazette, 5 Feb 1809 page 1 - (prev. Exeter Flying Post (newspaper) 26 March 1801 p.4), gender: m

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