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Samuel Abrahams

Samuel Abrahams, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Abrahams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: 5th July, 1814
Age: 24 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: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 133 (68)
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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Roger Churm on 11th April, 2019 wrote:

As per Old Bailey Records

87 SAMUEL ABRAHAMS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 21st November, a cask of butter, value 3.1,the property of Alexander Leslie.

ALEXANDER LESLIE. I live at Mount)Terrace,Whitechapel Road and I am a merchant. In the middle of last month I had thirteen casks of butter upon the wharf.I wrote a direction, and put it upon two casks. I called on the Monday morning after and the clerk told me one of them had been stolen, I left them at Hermitage-Bridge.

JOSEPH POWIS. On November the 21st. In the evening.I stopped the prisoner carrying this firkin of butter in Rosemary-branch alley. I asked what he had got there. I am an officer. He told me it was a cask of olives, he was taking it to Dukes’-place. I took it into a shop and borrowed a hammer.I knocked the hoops off to see what it was. He then said it might be other pickles. On finding it to be butter, I asked him where he brought it from or how he got it. He would not give me any account whatever. I told him I must take him in custody. He resisted I took him in custody by force. On the head of this cask was these directions:two.pieces fastened by three tacks.I made enquiries,and found they belonged to Mr Leslie.This is his cask

I am a clerk at Hoares wharf. This is one of the firkins that we had on our wharf.We sent the casks to Botolph Wharf about three o’clock in the afternoon.

ROBERT BEVAN. I am a carman. I took these casks to Botolph Wharf. I lost one at the bottom of Crutched friars in the broad way,that is where I supposed I missed it. I believe this to be the cask.

Prosecutor, This is my cask.This is one of the two that I wrote directions,and put it on the cask.A.L. is on the cask:an ink mark,with a brush.

Prisoners defence.I get my living by pottering. A man asked me to carry it for him to Duke’s-place.I have witnesses that saw him put it on his shoulder.They are not here now,They would be here next sessions, that is the reason I wished to put the trial off.

GUILTY,age 20

Transported for seven years

Second Middlesex jury. before Mr Recorder

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for Samuel Abrahams
Age 22. Waterman- occupation

South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Name: Samuel Abraham
Event Date: 10 Sep 1814
Arrival year: 1814
Vessel: Surrey
Event Description: On list of convicts who died at sea on board “Surry”
Comments: Per “Surrey”, 1814
Page: 535-6
Hulk: Laurel. Died 5 July 1814

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th July, 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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