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Abraham Binney

Abraham Binney, one of 290 convicts transported on the Norwood, 13 March 1862

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Binney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st July, 1814
Occupation: File-cutter
Date of Death: 1st November, 1875
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Yorkshire, York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norwood
Departure date: 13th March, 1862
Arrival date: 9th June, 1862
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 415 (209)
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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Community Contributions

David John Painting on 29th July, 2015 wrote:

On Tuesday the 6 September 1859 Ellen Shirt the wife of John Shirt heard a noiseIwent to my front door and saw Abraham Binney coming out of his house he was in the act of putting his coat on and hearing the groans iwent into the house and found Hannah Binney lying at the bottom of the stairs she was partially dressed she was moaning very loudly ther was a pool of blood i called Sarah Swift a neighbour Hannah said her husband had hit her at the back of the head with some thing heavy idid not know the family all that well because they had only moved in the week before and they quarrelled every day and night by now they were people coming to the house and one nieghbour had taken the 2 youngest children out of the house Sarah Swift said he has killed you this time Hannah replied oh my lass he has the surgeon Mr Beaumont came shortly after 9 oclock Hannah kept saying that she was not a bad person like her husband had said she just wanted out of the house She got her son Samuel who was living in Sheldon street to come and remove a bed and a chair Hannah was taken to the Infirmary on examining they found 3 wounds 2 to the back of the head one on the fore head and one of the finger bones on the left hand was fractured trying to protect her self
Mean while Abraham Binney went to the town hall and give himself up to police i hit my wife with a sand hammer which weights several pounds Abraham was cautioned until he made a statement which Abraham did after Detective Wm Leonard had visited the house and took statements from nieghbours back at the Town Hall Abraham Binney was asked to make a statement he said i was sorry for the trouble i have caused he said nothing about his wife Hannah Binney
Abrahams trial was to take place in York where he found guilty of Manslughter and
on 8 February 1862 he left england a board the SS Norwood a ship for convicts
and arrived in Free mantle on the 9 june 1862 to serve his 7 years sentence Hannah was buried at ST Marys Church on Brammall Lane on the 25 September where they was a big turn out of people including her family and her children

Convict Changes History

David John Painting on 29th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1st November, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

David John Painting on 29th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st July, 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st November, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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