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John Abell

John Abell, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord William Bentinck, 11 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Abell
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: 1880
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord William Bentinck
Departure date: 11th April, 1838
Arrival date: 26th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 250
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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Community Contributions

Carole Kernick on 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

given permission to marry Charlotte Rowe 4/1/1845.  Given pardon 1847-1848

D Wong on 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

John Abell was 25 years old on arrival in VDL, transported for uttering a forged £10 note.  His occupation was Gents servant/groom/coachman.

John was 5’1 1/2” tall, grey eyes, dark hair, single, he had 2 brothers and 2 sisters all at his native place of Markham, Berkshire.

13/1/1844: Permission to marry Blanch Labele (free)

4/1/1845: Permission to marry Charlotte Rowe, they married in 1846 and had 5 children, only 2 survived infancy, Mary Ann and Edward, Charlotte, William and John all died in the year they were born.

10/1/1843: John Abell was appointed Javelin-man at the new goal at Longford.

19/8/1848: CP

Convict Changes History

Carole Kernick on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1880

D Wong on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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