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William Kilner

William Kilner, one of 280 convicts transported on the Edwin Fox, 24 August 1858

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Kilner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 6 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Lancashire, Liverpool Assizes
Sentence term: 6 years
Ship: Edwin Fox
Departure date: 24th August, 1858
Arrival date: 20th November, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 283 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 290
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

D Wong on 12th May, 2017 wrote:

28/3/1857 Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser Greater Manchester, England:
On Tuesday, a man named William Kilner, was charged with robbery, with violence, from Mrs. Elizabeth Massey, wife of Mr. William Hallworth Massey, Barton-upon-Irwell.
(William was listed as 28 years old.)

William was single, 5’11” tall, light brown hair, hazel eyes, long face, fair complexion, middling stout, cut left eyebrow, cut right little finger.

12/5/1860: TOL
31/12/1861: CP
21/10/1863: COF

Comments: Self-employed 1860

6/9/1865 The Inquirer and Commercial News, Perth:
William Kilner, c.p., was charged with drunkenness in Hay Street, and fines 5s.

1890: William died aged 58, WA. No marriage listed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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