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Eleanor Kervin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Eleanor Kervin
Aliases: Karavan, Kervein, Eleanor Kervein
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1757
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Juliana
Departure date: June, 1789
Arrival date: 3rd June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th December, 2013 wrote:

Eleanor Kervin,a widow, was convicted at the Old Bailey, London October 1786 for forgery of a will of a seaman. (Eleanor gave credit to sea faring people and often kept Wills as surety. She also found seaman for ships and was paid for this service.) She received a Death sentence, but as she was pregnant, it was commuted to transportation for 7yrs. She was transported to New South Wales, Australia on the ‘Lady Juliana’ 2nd Fleet, arriving 03/06/1790.

31/07/1790: Married Henry Palmer, St. Phillips Church, Sydney.
01/08/1790: Transferred to Norfolk Island on the ‘Surprise’.
26/11/1790: Husband, Henry Palmer accidentally killed by a falling tree.
11/02/1791: Departed Norfolk Island for Sydney.
30/03/1791: Paramatta - receiving stolen tobacco.
08/1791:  Returned to Norfolk Island.
22/10/1791: Stillborn baby born to Eleanor.

Said to have left Colony, at the expiration of her sentence, for India.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 6th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1757, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 6th January, 2013 made the following changes:

alias2 Eleanor Karavan (prev. Eleanoe Karavan)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, surname Kervin (prev. Karrain), alias1 Karavan (prev. Eleanor Kirvin), alias2 Kervein (prev. Eleanor Karavan)

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