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Archibald Kane (c. 1774–1823)

Archibald Kane (c.1774-1823) was sentenced to life transportation for burglary at Antrim, Ireland. He arrived at Sydney in February 1796 aboard the Marquis Cornwallis. By 1806 he was living with Hannah Hawkins and renting 10 acres. He was granted a conditional pardon on 31 January 1815. By then he and Hawkins were living on a farm at Windsor.

Kane died (as Archibald Cain) on 9 August 1823 at Castlereagh.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cain, Archibald
  • Cane, Archibald

c. 1774


9 August, 1823 (aged ~ 49)
Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life