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Francis Abbott

Francis Abbott, one of 260 convicts transported on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone, 26 February 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Abbott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Watch chain maker
Date of Death: 18th February, 1883
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mount Stuart Elphinstone
Departure date: 26th February, 1845
Arrival date: 19th June, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 267 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 234
Source description: 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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Eric Harry Daly on 22nd December, 2012 wrote:


Francis Abbott was born 1799 and Christened 12 Aug 1799 in All Saints Church, Derby, Derbyshire, Uk
He was the son of John and Elizabeth Abbott
He married Mary Woolley born 1800 on the 21 Oct 1821 in All Saints Church, Derby, Derbyshire, Uk
The had the following children:
Charles born 12 Sep 1823 and Christened 25 Dec 1823 Friar Gate Presbyterian Church, Derby, derbyshire, Uk. He died 1888 Hobart, Tasmania.
Mary born 1825 and Christened 2 Nov 1825 in St Werburgh Church, Derby, Derbyshire, Uk and died 3 Nov 1825 Derby, Derbyshire, Uk.
edward born 12 Sep 1827 and Christened 5 Oct 1827 Friar Gate Presbyterian Church, Derby, Derbyshire, Uk.
William born 17 Jul 1830 and Christened 17 Oct 1830 in Friar Gate Church, Derby, Derbyshire, Uk, he married Hannah Marshall 1863 in Hobart, Tasmania and died 1887 in Hobart, Tasmania.
Francis born 1834 in Derby, Derbyshire, Uk, he married Jane Scott 1863 in Hobart, Tasmania.
Alfred born 1838 in Derby, Derbyshire, he married Georgina Sop Fitzgerald 1865 in Hobart, Tasmania.

Trade: watchmaker
Height: 5. 4 3/4
Age: 45
Complexion: fresh
Head: large
Hair: brown
Whiskers: brown and grey
Visage: broad
Forehead: high broad
Eyebrows: brown
Eyes: hazel
Nose: medium
Mouth: medium
Chin: large
Native Place: derbyshire
Remarks: small scar left wrist, scar on chin, stout made
Surgeons Report: very good

Transported For: larceny
Goal Report: 1st conviction, stated this offence obtaining 2 watches under false pretences
Married with 7 children

Tried central criminal court
Arrived 17 Jun 1845
Religion: protestant
Can read and write
Period of Labor: 12 months
Ticket of Leave: 27 Mar 1849
Pardon: 30 Jul 1850

Rob Houghton on 1st October, 2014 wrote:

Departure Date: 30/01/1845
Arrival Date: 17/06/1845

Francis (Jr) born in Manchester NOT Derby, Derbyshire
Maria born 1841 in London; she married Alfred Burbury in Hobart on 13/09/1865.  Died 26/12/1871.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 22nd December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1799, date of death 18th February, 1883, gender, occupation, crime

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