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James Abnett

James Abnett, one of 200 convicts transported on the Clyde, 27 April 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Abnett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th June, 1811
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 27th August, 1896
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 27th April, 1832
Arrival date: 27th August, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: Find A Grave. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 315 (158)
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

D Wong on 7th May, 2020 wrote:

James Abnett was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Kent.

Transported for ‘stealing rabbits’.

James was literate, protestant, single, 5’4½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, scar across right knuckles.

1832:  ABNETT James, Clyde, bricklayer, to G. B. Suttor, Baulkham Hills

4/10/1836: TOL Bathurst.

14/12/1836: Permission to marry Eliza Graham (Hooghley 1831) James was 26 with a TOL and Eliza 25 and on bond.
___No registration found on NSW BDM.
Also no marriage for James Abnett.

Mar. 1837:  TOL cancelled for insolence and insubordinate conduct.

12/8/1839: COF

22/12/1860 Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, NSW:
BURGLARY.
James Abnett was indicted for that he did at Little Wallaby at the hour of half-past two o’clock of the morning of the 10th day of November, 1860, feloniously and burglariously break and enter the dwelling of William Bills, and feloniously and burglariously steal therefrom 7 dwts. of gold, 4 pieces of cloth, one chest, and £150 in money, the property of the said William Bills.___Guilty.___3 years’ hard labour on the roads or public works of the Colony.

1/1/1864: COF

Possible Death: 1896 at Granville, NSW - parents listed as Thomas and Elizabeth.
James would have been 86 years old.

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

Find A Grave Memorial ID No. 185795646
29 August 1896 probable burial date at Rookwood General Cemetery, Plot: Zone C, Section MMM, Grave 678
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185795646/james-abnett

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Joanne Hanel on 2nd February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 15th June, 1811 (prev. 1810), date of death: 27th August, 1896 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Find A Grave. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 315 (158) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 315 (158))

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