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William Kelly (c. 1796–?)

William Kelly, a printer, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 22 October 1818 at the Westminster Quarter sessions. He arrived at Sydney in June 1819 aboard the Baring. He was described as being 5 feet 5½ inches (166.4 cms) tall, with a dark pale complexion, light brown hair, and hazel eyes. In 1822 he worked in Sydney as a government servant for E. Wells, for J. Coll in 1822 and for Mrs Cole in 1825. In 1828 he was working as a printer and lived at Essex Lane, Sydney, with his wife; Emmeline Kelly, aged 4 (his daughter?); his wife's two sons, John aged 14, and Richard, aged 20, both carpenters; and William Williams, aged 25, who was a servant.

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c. 1796
London, Middlesex, England

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years