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Abraham Aaron, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||1st August, 1828
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||London Gaol Delivery
29th March, 1824
21st July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 203 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 130. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Old Bailey Court.
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 wrote:
Abraham Aaron was convicted in London on 22 Oct 1823 for stealing silver instruments (called a Pointer in the Synagogue) and chain. 7yr transportation sentence. Stated he had a previous offence which also had a transportation sentence. (Not able to find details on Old Bailey records.) Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Phoenix’ arriving July 1824.
Single man; aged 17yrs; Jewish.
Native place - Hamstead, London.
1825: Port Arthur Penal Settlement. Out after hours and escaping from Constable. 50 lashes.
1825: Have in his possession a piece of silk. 25 lashes.
1825: Refused to work and insolent. 50 lashes.
1826: Improper conduct and neglect of duty in Barracks. 25 lashes.
1827: steal yarn from the cloth factory. 50 lashes.
1827: Disobey orders. 10 lashes.
1828: Felony. Committed for trial. Guilty. Death sentence.
Executed, Hobart Town, 1 Aug 1828.
Noted by the Jewish Society in Australia as being a very sad case of transportation and harsh treatment.
Karen Wolswinkel on 3rd June, 2017 wrote:
LINC Tasmania website. Convict record after arrival. Original sentence for stealing item worth 4 - 5000 advised by convict.
19.1.1825 have on his person piece of silk stolen from Sarah Cliffhold 25 lashes
30.3.1825 Refused to work & insolence to overseer 50 lashes
24.7.1826 Improper conduct and neglet of duty in the barracks 25 lashes
10.3.1827 Disobeyed orders 10 lashes
29.10.1827 Stealing yarn from Cloth Factory 50 lashes
13.5.1828 Felony. Committed for trial
EXECUTED at Hobart Town Aug 1 1828
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 130. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Old Bailey Court. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page N
Karen Wolswinkel on 3rd June, 2017 made the following changes: