Kirvein, Eleanor
Entry 5054 Sex: F Alias: KARRAVAN
Born: 1757 at :
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Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Forgery of a will Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years
Tried at: Old Bailey Trial Date: October 1786

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Known Number of Marriages/Partners 1 Known Number of Children 0
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
2844? Palmer, Henry 31 July 1790 St Phillip's, Sydney, NSW


For full details of her trial see the book "The Second Fleet - Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790" by Michael Flynn
After being sentenced to death Eleanor announced to the court that she was pregnant. When this was confirmed she was respited from hanging. Her sentence wasn't commuted to transportation until April 1789.
7 May 1789 - Embarked on the 'Lady Juliana' transport. She appears to have left her children in England
1 August 1790 - Embarked on the 'Surprise' at Sydney for Norfolk Island
26 November 1790 - Eleanor's husband of four months, Henry PALMER (or PALMORE) was killed by a falling tree
11 February 1791 - Left Norfolk Island on the HMS Supply, bound for Sydney
30 March 1791 - tried at Parramatta for receiving 6 ounces of stolen tobacco. She was sentenced to recompense the owner.
August 1791 - Returned to Norfolk Island on the 'Mary Ann'
22 October 1791 - Eleanor gave birth to a still-born baby

October 1793 - Left the colony on the 'Sugar Cane', bound for India. This was just days after the expiry of her sentence
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