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William Kilpatrick (1820–1906)

William Kilpatrick was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing silk handkerchiefs. He arrived in Sydney in 1838 aboard the Elphinstone. His occupation was given as labourer and his height as 5 feet 4½ inches (162.6 cms). His complexion was described as sallow and freckled, and he had brown hair and hazel eyes. He could read and write and was Presbyterian. He gained his certificate of freedom in 1845 and in that same year married Elizabeth Hobbs.

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Down, Ireland


17 August, 1906 (aged ~ 86)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years