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George Abbott

George Abbott, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Abbott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 495 (248)
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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Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 July 2020), October 1832, trial of GEORGE ABBOTT (t18321018-188).
GEORGE ABBOTT, Theft > animal theft, 18th October 1832.
2395. GEORGE ABBOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of October , 3 heifers, price 30l. , the property of Robert Pocock .

MR. LEE conducted the prosecution.

ROBERT POCOCK. On the 1st of October I had three heifers at Smithfield; I did not sell them, and directed Harris to take them to Hendon, and bring them again on Friday - I saw them on Friday, at Laycock’s, at Islington.

RICHARD HARRIS . On Monday, the 1st of October, I was at Smithfield; Pocock gave me three heifers to take away, and on the 2nd I put them into Mr. Horn’s field, at Hendon , and left them safe, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon - I did not see them again till I found them at Islington.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Are any of Horn’s men here? A. No.

JAMES HAWKES . I am a Policeman. On Wednesday, the 3rd of October, about one o’clock, I met the prisoner at Highbury, driving three beasts - I told him there was no thoroughfare for cattle through Highbury-park; he had another man with him - he told me he was going to Whitechapel-market with them, and had brought them from Mr. Matthews, the Bull and Butcher, at Whetstone; he said he was a stranger at the place, and the man at Holloway toll-gate directed him to go that way, as the nearest; he then asked the nearest way to Church-street, Stoke Newington - that would be out of his way to Whitechapel; I followed him to Islington station-house - I then took him into custody, and he there said several people at Islington knew him; he mentioned two persons, and I took him to Mr. Mason, a salesman, who said there was a Mr. Matthews, a butcher - I then took him to Mr. Stringfield, in Whitechapel market, who he said was his master, and when I got opposite the shop he ran away - I pursued, and took him; I left the cattle at Mr. Laycock’s, at Islington, and was present at Hatton-garden when Pocock claimed them - the prisoner sent the other man back to the station-house, for something he said he had left there, and I never saw him afterwards; he said he had employed that man to help him, as the cattle were wild - the prisoner gave his name as Harris, but at Hatton-garden said it was Abbott.

ROBERT POCOCK . I saw the heifers at Laycock’s on Friday, and at Hatton-garden on the Tuesday.

Prisoner. I was hired to drive the beasts.

Five witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 30. - Transported for Life .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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