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Details for the convict Isaac Cornwall (1791)

Convict Name:Isaac Cornwall
Trial Place:Kent
Trial Date:1790
Arrival Details
Ship:William and Ann
Arrival Year:1791
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Born in about 1774, Isaac Cornwall (or Cornwell) was convicted in 1790 at Maidstone, of breaking into a country house in the company of other young men and stealing minor items. He was sentenced to seven years transportation, arriving in Sydney aboard "William and Ann" as part of the Third Fleet in 1791. After working as a convict on farms, he eventually took up a holding at North Richmond (Richmond Hill). On 12th March, 1797, he married another convict, Margaret Stocker (or Stucker) in St.Phillip's Church, Church Hill in Sydney, Rev. Johnson presiding. They had five children, two of whom became wealthy businessmen in the Richmond area. Cornwell Avenue in Richmond is named after Abraham Cornwell.
On New Years Day, 1811, Isaac and his neighbours were celebrating the declaration of The Five Towns by Governor Macquarie. The party got out of control and Isaac got drunk. He attempted to enter a neighbour's house to get more grog and was shot from inside the house. He died at the scene. Patrick Hand and Patrick Hurley were charged with murder but were acquitted. Isaac was buried at Windsor but his grave is not marked.
Submitted by Researcher (James Moule) on 27 August 2019

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