William Kentwell, 17611809 (aged 48 years)

Name
William /Kentwell/
Given names
William
Surname
Kentwell
Birth March 23, 1761
Christening September 29, 1765 (aged 4 years)

At. St. Marylebone Church. William lived at St. Giles Cripplegate near Covent Garden.

Immigration October 16, 1791 (aged 30 years)
Note: William was a convict. At 22, he was convicted of stealing 'with force of arms' two linen handkerchiefs valued at two shillings and goods and chattels of 'other persons unknown'. William was sentenced to seven years transportation on 27 Jun 1788 at Clerkenwell Green Quarter Sessions, Middlesex, England. He spent almost three years in prison of in one of the hulks before he sailed aboard the ship 'Admiral Barrington' which departed Portsmouth in 1791 and arrived at Port Jackson on 16 Oct 1791, the last of the eleven ships of the Third Fleet to arrive in Sydney.
Religious marriageElizabeth MorrisView this family
January 21, 1796 (aged 34 years)
Text:

No 2. William Kentwell of the parish of Parramatta and Elizabeth Morris were married by Banns this twenty first day of Jan in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six by me Samuel Marsden William signed the register and Elizabeth made her X mark In the presence of William Harper who signed the register and Briget [sic] Conley who made her x mark

Property
Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1796 (aged 34 years)

Note: The Surveyor General's notebook for 1796 details a 60 acre block for William. Governor Phillips's policy was to allocated 30 acres to 'worthy' convicts on the expiry of their sentence. Twenty further acres were given for a spouse and ten acres for each child. The grant is situated near the present Pendle Hill Railway Station around the intersection of Binalong and Darcy Roads.
Census 1800 (aged 38 years)
Note: The 1800 Muster recorded William as free and farming 15 cleared acres of land at Toongabbie. The Kentwells were neighbours of Thomas Williams and Ann Davis.
Census 1805 (aged 43 years)
Note: This muster records William and Elizabeth as having one female child born before their marriage (Hannah) and another (Charlotte) along with two boys after their marriage (William and John).
Occupation
Trustee of Prospect Common
1805 (aged 43 years)
Note: In 1805 the settlers of the district elected William as one of the trustees of Prospect Common. The Common was 9,345 acres and used for common pasturing by settlers and those holding leases.
Property
Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1806 (aged 44 years)

Note: By 1806 William had 75 acres and was assigned a convict servant - Lawrence Kirwan. He was now a prosperous small farmer and a member of an association of like-minded emancipists known as the Association of Settlers.
Death August 1809 (aged 48 years)
Cause of death: drowning.
Text:

There were two floods in 1809. The first resulted in property & crop damage, but no loss of life. The second, on 31 Jul-1 Aug, drowned 8, & some of the bodies were never recovered for burial.

William and seven others drowned in the /Nepean River near Windsor during a flood. He was returning home after purchasing horses for the Government when the accident happened. Elizabeth now aged 31, was left with 6 children, t he younge st being just a few months old.

[Green Hills, comprising in 1809 a Church, Government Stores & a wharf, was renamed Windsor by Government Decree dated 8 Dec 1810].

Note:
Family with parents
father
Birth: England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
mother
Birth: England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
Marriage
Marriage: 1752London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
12 months
elder brother
8 years
elder brother
1759
Birth: 1759England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
2 years
himself
17611809
Birth: March 23, 1761Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1809Green Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Morris
himself
17611809
Birth: March 23, 1761Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1809Green Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 25, 1852Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 21, 1796Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
1799
Birth: November 24, 1799 38 21Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
18021881
Birth: 1802 40 24Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 8, 1881Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Kentwell, John (1804-1897)
18041897
Birth: about 1804 42 26New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1897Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18061881
Birth: about 1806 44 28New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18091867
Birth: about 1809 47 31New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 24, 1867Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Dalton + Elizabeth Morris
partner’s partner
1776
Birth: about 1776
Death:
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 25, 1852Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1792New South Wales, Australia
14 months
step-daughter
17931837
Birth: February 12, 1793 17 15Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Murtagh Shields + Elizabeth Morris
partner’s partner
1835
Birth:
Death: 1835Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 25, 1852Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1813New South Wales, Australia
1 month
step-son
18131890
Birth: February 3, 1813 35Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1, 1890Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Thompkins + Elizabeth Morris
partner’s partner
17911829
Birth: about 1791
Death: December 1829New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 25, 1852Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 21, 1820Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
step-son
18151893
Birth: August 15, 1815 24 37Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-daughter
18171893
Birth: October 29, 1817 26 39Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1893Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Text:

No 2. William Kentwell of the parish of Parramatta and Elizabeth Morris were married by Banns this twenty first day of Jan in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety six by me Samuel Marsden William signed the register and Elizabeth made her X mark In the presence of William Harper who signed the register and Briget [sic] Conley who made her x mark

DeathPigott, Chris, ''William WOOD, b 1826, son of John WOOD & Maria KENTWELL' email to Marion Purnell, Nov 02 2009
Text:

There were two floods in 1809. The first resulted in property & crop damage, but no loss of life. The second, on 31 Jul-1 Aug, drowned 8, & some of the bodies were never recovered for burial.

ChristeningView

At. St. Marylebone Church. William lived at St. Giles Cripplegate near Covent Garden.

Immigration

William was a convict. At 22, he was convicted of stealing 'with force of arms' two linen handkerchiefs valued at two shillings and goods and chattels of 'other persons unknown'. William was sentenced to seven years transportation on 27 Jun 1788 at Clerkenwell Green Quarter Sessions, Middlesex, England. He spent almost three years in prison of in one of the hulks before he sailed aboard the ship 'Admiral Barrington' which departed Portsmouth in 1791 and arrived at Port Jackson on 16 Oct 1791, the last of the eleven ships of the Third Fleet to arrive in Sydney.

Property

The Surveyor General's notebook for 1796 details a 60 acre block for William. Governor Phillips's policy was to allocated 30 acres to 'worthy' convicts on the expiry of their sentence. Twenty further acres were given for a spouse and ten acres for each child. The grant is situated near the present Pendle Hill Railway Station around the intersection of Binalong and Darcy Roads.

Census

The 1800 Muster recorded William as free and farming 15 cleared acres of land at Toongabbie. The Kentwells were neighbours of Thomas Williams and Ann Davis.

Census

This muster records William and Elizabeth as having one female child born before their marriage (Hannah) and another (Charlotte) along with two boys after their marriage (William and John).

Occupation

In 1805 the settlers of the district elected William as one of the trustees of Prospect Common. The Common was 9,345 acres and used for common pasturing by settlers and those holding leases.

Property

By 1806 William had 75 acres and was assigned a convict servant - Lawrence Kirwan. He was now a prosperous small farmer and a member of an association of like-minded emancipists known as the Association of Settlers.

DeathView

William and seven others drowned in the /Nepean River near Windsor during a flood. He was returning home after purchasing horses for the Government when the accident happened. Elizabeth now aged 31, was left with 6 children, t he younge st being just a few months old.

[Green Hills, comprising in 1809 a Church, Government Stores & a wharf, was renamed Windsor by Government Decree dated 8 Dec 1810].

Death
Shared note

Also referred to as William Cantwell.