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Jacob Abraham

Jacob Abraham, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob Abraham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 265 (132)
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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D Wong on 27th June, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JACOB ABRAHAM, Theft > grand larceny, 30th October 1799.

Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

JACOB ABRAHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of October, four pounds of raw sugar, value 2s. the property of Thomas Bolt.
JAMES BRYANT sworn. - On Friday the 11th of this month, I was in a lighter at Fresh-wharf, watching the sugars; I saw the prisoner at the bar on the wharf taking some sugar out of a hogshead and putting it into his hat, the top of the hogshead was loose; I came out of the craft, and told him to put it into the hogshead again; he would not put it back, and then I called to Mr. George Yates then he threw it on the ground; I picked it up, and put it into my apron; there is about four pounds of it.
GEORGE YATES sworn. - I am a gangsman under Mr. Bolt: I was landing sugars on the 11th of October; there was one hogshead came in in a very bad state, the head was nearly out, and the hoops on the outside were all broke asunder; we took it as far from the scale as we could, that we might land other sugars, till we got a cooper; Bryant called to me, I went to his assistance immediately, he had hold of the prisoner at the bar by the collar; I saw the prisoner take his hat from his head, I saw him throw the sugar from his hat upon the ground; I immediately secured him, and told Bryant to pick up the sugar; Bryant put it in his apron till the officer took it from him; I compared the sugar with the sugar in the hogshead, it was exactly of the same kind; there was no other hogshead that he could have got it from. (The sugar produced).

Prisoner’s defence. There was one of the hogsheads that the head flew out, and a great deal of sugar slipped, and the coopers asked me to lend them a hand to pick it up, and I put some into my hat to throw into the hogshead, and that young man came and knocked it out of my hat.
GUILTY . (Aged 21.)
Transported for seven years.

24/7/1844 The Australian, NSW:
Stealing Cigars.- — On Monday evening, two men named Jacob Abraham and William Ashmore, went into the Queen’s Head public-house, George-street, and, calling for some liquor, demandod a quiet apartment to drink it in, when being shown to a private box, they seated themselves, both being intoxicated; and, after a short time, they managed to get hold of several bundles of cigars from an adjacent shelf in the bar, which they were very comfortably puffing, and discussing the merits of when the articles were missed. On the men being searched, the cigars were found in their possession, enclosed in an old newspaper. They then declared they had only “taken them for a lark”.  “Very like a whale,” replied the bar man, and handed them over to a policeman. They were committed- to take their trials for the offence… 1 month in Sydney Gaol.

May have left the Colony - there was no further mention of Jacob after this - There was a Jacob Abraham who in 1865 held the Publicans licence for the Darlington Inn in Wagga Wagga-Hay, Darlington point, however as Jacob was born C1778 he would have been 90 years old at this point. No marriage or children or death found on the NSW BDM.
7/6/1845 Sydney Morning Herald:
June 5. - Royal Consort, barque, Captain
Legge, for Calcutta Passengers -Lieutenant
and Mrs. Wilkinson and three childien, Miss
Wilkinson, and Miss E. Wilkinson, Lieutenant
F. Coventry, 29th Regiment, etc….and Jacob Abraham.

Convict Changes History

Sophie Abraham on 27th June, 2017 made the following changes:

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

D Wong on 27th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 27th June, 2017 made the following changes:


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