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William Kennedy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kennedy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
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 Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Tipperary Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd March, 1829
Arrival date: 20th June, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts, conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON35-1-2,406,184,L,80. Irish Convicts to Australia.
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2014 wrote:

William Kennedy was convicted for murder, a man named Grey was killed in a fight, at Tipperary on 07/08/1828. Life Sentence. Transported to New South Wales on the ‘Eliza’, arriving 20/06/1829.

Aged 30yrs; labourer; married, 1 child; Roman Catholic.
Native Place - Tipperary.

Assignments in Colony of New South Wales, Australia. 
Ticket of Leave 08/07/1837 in the district of Windsor.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2014 wrote:

William Kennedy was convicted at Berrima, NSW, whilst on his Ticket of Leave, 07/09/1844: Robbery, with violence and stealing. 15 yr transportation sentence.
1844: Aged 50yrs; married, Roman Catholic; labourer; 5’9 1/2”; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; dk brown eyes.
Sent to Norfolk Island (in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Australia). Probation 3yrs.
Removed from N.I. 03/09/1847 and transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).
1850-1853 - in the Campbell Town, Tasmania district.
Ticket of Leave 28/10/1851
Conditional Pardon 29/11/1853

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1799, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2014 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th January, 2014 made the following changes:


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