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Lyon Abrahams

Lyon Abrahams, one of 250 convicts transported on the Larkins, 24 July 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lyon Abrahams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 74 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 Life

Crime: Unknown
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 24th July, 1817
Arrival date: 22nd November, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 366
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 30th July, 2018 wrote:

Lyon Abrahams was listed as 23 years old, 5’4½” tall, dark ruddy complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, blind in the left eye.

28/8/1822: Lyons Abrahams was a Government servant to John Kedman Coxton of the government boat ‘Antilope’ he had absconded for nearly 2 years, being harboured by Richard Porter, (Baring 1815) shoe maker of Clarence Street.  Lyons was also Jewish.

29/12/1825 Sydney Gazette:
Police Report
Lyons Abrahams prisoner of the Crown charged with stealing a bag of maize containing about 3 bushels from the stores of Mr James
Underwood’s premises in George Street and which grain was the property of Government was sentenced to a penal settlement for 18

7/1/1826: Transported to Port Macquarie per ‘Amity’ for 3 years.
28/9/1827: Received and additionat sentence at Port Macquarie for 2 years.

1822 General Muster NSW: Abrahams Lyon Convict per Larkins Sentence Life Government Employ, Sydney.
1823-25 General Muster: Abrahams Lyon Convict per Larkins 1817 Sentence Life Government Employ Prisoner Barracks, Sydney.

1835: TOL, Port Macquarie
1837: TOL, Port Macquarie
1/10/1841: CP

24/11/1840: Married Catherine Redmond, 19, arrived free on the ‘Navarino’.
No record on the NSW BDM but since Lyon was Jewish he could have had a Jewish wedding.
Children were baptised at St. Matthew’s.
17/4/1842: Maria
1843: Rosetta
9/4/1848: Leon Archibald
5/1/1851: Mary Ann
10/6/1855: Rachael - who died nine months later.

1847 Census: Lyon Abrahams was at George Street, Windsor.

1858: Lyon Abrahams died at Windsor and was listed as 74 years of age.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1858 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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