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Hannah Knight

Hannah Knight, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hannah Knight
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 13th March, 1794
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO27/5, page 69). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 5 (4)
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 2nd March, 2017 wrote:

Hannah Knight was transported for ‘Stealing Clothes’.

9/6/1811: Married Nicholas Pendergast (Tellicherry 1806) at St. Matthews, Windsor, NSW. - 1 child: Mary Ann Pendergrass b 24/7/1812 in Kemps Creek. NSW.

1822: Hannah was living in Liverpool with William Turner.

18/2/1826 - William Turner and Hannah Pendergrass were living together at the time, and were among nine bushrangers and others, (including Mary Ann, age 14) found to have stolen goods in their house, received from the bushrangers. They were tried and found guilty on the 14 th March, Hannah was sentenced to another seven years gaol.

5/6/1826: Committed to the Female Factory at Parramatta.

4/3/1826: Hannah, while still living with William Turner was amoung nine bushrangers tried and convicted at the Supreme Court as being an accessory after the fact to a grand larceny in the house of William Hayes of South Creek, for which they all received a sentence of seven years transportation where upon His Excellancy, the Governor, ordered the male prisoners to be sent to Norfolk Island and Hannah to be confined in the Female Factory and kept in the 3rd Class and not allowed to leave the premises on any account.

1832: Hannah died at the age of 41 while living at Kemp’s Creek and was buried at St Luke’s Church, Liverpool.

Paula Griffiths on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

Can I get a source for the date of birth? What document was it on. thank you.

Iris Dunne on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

Conviction 10 January 1809

Criminal Register charged with Larceny (stealing wearing apparel)

D Wong on 8th September, 2019 wrote:


Hannah KNIGHT (aka NIGHT) was born between 1791 and 1794 (date of 13 March 1794 Gloucester, UK has been suggested but no source has been provided)

Lyn Millington on 26th April, 2020 wrote:

Hannah would have been buried in what is now known as the Liverpool Memorial Cemetery (The Old Cemetery 1821-1958. Because of its proximity to St Luke’s Church, it was often referred to as St Luke’s cemetery, but it was not created on Church land. In October 1970 the Cemetery was converted into a rest park by the Liverpool Council.

Gail Robyn Newman on 13th June, 2021 wrote:

Burial records that give St Lukes at the cemetery are not incorrect, St Lukes was the Anglican section at the time and was the correct reference for the burial, the cemetery is now known as Pioneers Park

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 13th March, 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales Criminal Registers (HO27/5, page 69). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 5 (4) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Numbe

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