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William Kennovane

William Kennovane, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kennovane
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 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: Sydney Cove
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 18th June, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 113 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 385 (192)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 19/1270
Name; William Kennovan
When and where tried; Middlesex G D - 16 April 1806
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Sydney Cove - 1807
When time expired. 16 April 1813
Date of Certificate; 1 Nov 1813
Description and Remarks;
Native County; London
Trade; Carpenter Apprentice
Age; 17 years [1796]
Height; 5 ft. 2 1/2 in
Complexion; Fair Ruddy
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; Well made and good looking

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online
April 1806, trial of WILLIAM KENNOVAN JOHN GABLE JOSEPH PARKER (t18060416-3).
WILLIAM KENNOVAN, JOHN GABLE, JOSEPH PARKER, Theft > burglary, 16th April 1806.
214. WILLIAM KENNOVAN , JOHN GABLE , and JOSEPH PARKER , were indicted for burglarously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Moss , about the hour of eight at night, with intent to steal and burglarously stealing therein, four pair of worsted stockings, value 11 s. 8 d. a pair of cotton stockings, value 4 s. and a pair of silk and cotton stockings, value 6 s. the property of Richard Moss .

KENNOVAN, aged 10. [Born; 1796. Imprisoned; 1806; Age; 10. Tried; 16 April 1806. Transported; Jan 1807. Age; 11

GABLE, aged 8. [Born; 1798. Imprisoned; 1806; Age; 8. Tried; 16 April 1806.]

Both GUILTY of stealing the goods, but not of breaking and entering the house .

Transported for Seven Years .


New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849
Name: William Kennovan
Vessel: Sydney Cove. Arrival year: 1807
Date of conviction: 15 Jan 1806

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:


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