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Lyon Abrahams, one of 250 convicts transported on the Larkins, 24 July 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 366
||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:
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
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.
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