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James Abnett, one of 200 convicts transported on the Clyde, 27 April 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||15th June, 1811
|Date of Death:
||27th August, 1896
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Find A Grave. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 315 (158)
||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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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.
22/12/1860 Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, NSW:
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.
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
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))