William Kentwell, 17611809 (aged 48 years)

Name
William /Kentwell/
Given names
William
Surname
Kentwell
Birth
Immigration
Source: Email message
Citation details: Kentwell, Doug. "William Kentwell", email message to Marion Purnell 19 Nov 2020
Text:

I discovered the original parchment indictment at London Metropolitan Archives in October 2001 and obtained a digital copy. It reads: MIDDLESEX. The jurors of our Lord the King upon their Oaths present that William Kentwell, late of of the Parish of Dt. Giles in the Fields, Laboror, in the County of Middlesex on the eighteenth day of June in the twenty eighth year of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third, King of Great Britain etc., with force and arms at the Parish aforesaid, one linen handkerchief of the value of ten pence of the goods and chattels of John Jones, then and there being found feloniously did stoop, take and carry away against the peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity. Jury says guilty. To be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years to the eastern coast of New South Wales or some one or other of the islands. Reference: Order no 0903, dated 9 October 2001, Digital Scan, Item MJ/SR/3504 No. 136. London Metropolitan Archives.

Citation details: Alphabetical List of Convicts on Transports 1788-1800 (Surnames Hughes, E - Owles)
Text:

Kentwell, William, convicted at Middlesex 27 Jun 1788, 7 years, per the ship Admiral Barrington

Citation details: p. 132
Text:

The ship Admiral Barrington arrived in NSW 16 Oct 1791

Religious marriage
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
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
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
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, the youngest 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].

Family with parents
father
Birth: England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
mother
Birth: England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
Marriage Marriage1752London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1 year
elder brother
8 years
elder brother
1759
Birth: 1759 England, United Kingdom?
Death: England, United Kingdom?
2 years
himself
17611809
Birth: March 23, 1761 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1809Green Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Morris
himself
17611809
Birth: March 23, 1761 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1809Green Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageJanuary 21, 1796Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
17991816
Birth: November 24, 1799 38 21 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1816Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18021881
Birth: 1802 40 24 Toongabbie, 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 26 New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1897Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18061881
Birth: about 1806 44 28 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18091867
Birth: about 1809 47 31 New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 24, 1867Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Dalton + Elizabeth Morris
wife’s husband
1776
Birth: about 1776
Death:
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1792New South Wales, Australia
14 months
stepdaughter
17931837
Birth: February 12, 1793 17 15 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Murtagh Shields + Elizabeth Morris
wife’s husband
1835
Birth:
Death: 1835Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1813New South Wales, Australia
1 month
stepson
18131890
Birth: February 3, 1813 35 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1, 1890Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Thompkins + Elizabeth Morris
wife’s husband
17911829
Birth: about 1791
Death: December 1829New South Wales, Australia
wife
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageAugust 21, 1820Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
stepson
18151893
Birth: August 15, 1815 24 37 Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
stepdaughter
18171893
Birth: October 29, 1817 26 39 Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1893Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Immigration
Source: Email message
Citation details: Kentwell, Doug. "William Kentwell", email message to Marion Purnell 19 Nov 2020
Text:

I discovered the original parchment indictment at London Metropolitan Archives in October 2001 and obtained a digital copy. It reads: MIDDLESEX. The jurors of our Lord the King upon their Oaths present that William Kentwell, late of of the Parish of Dt. Giles in the Fields, Laboror, in the County of Middlesex on the eighteenth day of June in the twenty eighth year of our Sovereign Lord, George the Third, King of Great Britain etc., with force and arms at the Parish aforesaid, one linen handkerchief of the value of ten pence of the goods and chattels of John Jones, then and there being found feloniously did stoop, take and carry away against the peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity. Jury says guilty. To be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years to the eastern coast of New South Wales or some one or other of the islands. Reference: Order no 0903, dated 9 October 2001, Digital Scan, Item MJ/SR/3504 No. 136. London Metropolitan Archives.

Citation details: Alphabetical List of Convicts on Transports 1788-1800 (Surnames Hughes, E - Owles)
Text:

Kentwell, William, convicted at Middlesex 27 Jun 1788, 7 years, per the ship Admiral Barrington

Citation details: p. 132
Text:

The ship Admiral Barrington arrived in NSW 16 Oct 1791

Religious marriage
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

Death
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, the youngest 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].

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.

Shared note

Also referred to as William Cantwell.