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Abraham Abrahams

Abraham Abrahams, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Castlereagh, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Abrahams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th November, 1827
Age: 27 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: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Castlereagh
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 11th June, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 302 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 402
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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Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 wrote:

Abraham Abrahams and George Nicholls were charged with stealing 2 prs of boots and other sundry items. They were tried and convicted at CCC Middlesex and given 7 yr Transportation sentences. Abraham sailed on the ‘Lady Castlereagh’ in 1817 for Van Diemen’s Land. Further charges in the colony: 7/7/1821 Sheep Stealing - to forfeit his Ticket of Leave. 16/10/1824 Swear profane oath whilst under examination from the Supt. of Police - fined. 18/10/1827 Stealing and taking off riding a mare. Sentenced to death. Executed 15 Nov. 1827.
(Ref. CCC & Tasmanian Archives.)

Maureen Withey on 1st January, 2020 wrote:

Burial Record in parish of St John, Launceston, Cornwall, Port Dalrymple, 1827. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p069j2k
Abraham Abraham,  Executed at Launceston, buried 15 Nov 1827, age 25, ship Lady Castlereagh, Dealer in metal. By whom the ceremony was performed – a few.

Maureen Withey on 1st January, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 January 2020), April 1817, trial of ABRAHAM ABRAHAMS GEORGE NICHOLS (t18170416-113).
ABRAHAM ABRAHAMS, GEORGE NICHOLS, Theft > grand larceny, 16th April 1817.

651. ABRAHAM ABRAHAMS and GEORGE NICHOLS were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , two pair of boots, value 3l. , the goods of John Handson .

EBENZER DALTON . I am an officer. On 2d April, from information which I received, I went with Freeman, and found both the prisoners in a house in Black Lion-court, with a bundle, containing the boots, two hats, and a quantity of scissars - They appeared to be going to divide them.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I was with Dalton; he has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)



Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-1$init=CON31-1-1p12

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-00-00, date of death 1827-11-15, gender m

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