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Adam Bond

Adam Bond, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sarah, 22 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Adam Bond
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st March, 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th June, 1885
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 22nd August, 1829
Arrival date: 27th December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 181 (93)
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

D Wong on 10th February, 2014 wrote:

Adam Bond was one of several prisoners from Chelmsford in Essex who had been tried on 9th March, 1829 for “milks and reaps and poaching” after a poaching affray at Pond Street Wood, Wendon Lofts on 18/12/1828 and were sentenced to seven years in the Colony of New South Wales. However it appears he already had two prior convictions. He was seventeen years of age, a Protestant with no education, his height was five feet three and a half inches, ruddy complexion with brown hair and light blue eyes. His face was marred by two slight scars under and at the corner of his left eye with another slight scar at the left corner of his mouth.

On arrival he was sent off in the charge of Peter Howell in the Illawarra area.

25 June: Bond was assigned to the service of W.E. Riley in the No. 5 Road Party in the Argyle District.

9/9/1836: CP

Married to or Common Law wife: Mary Ann Prior (died 13/8/1850 in childbirth aged 32) – 4 children.
16/4/1851: Married Ann Parrett nee Martin. They had 7 children but only 2 survived.  Ann Parrett died 17/7/1887 aged 70.

Adam Bond became a timber getter:

Adam Bond and his family lived on a farm on the eastern side of Bond’s Road from 1853. He and his family owned extensive landholdings in the area to as far south as Lugarno.

Bond is listed as a Trustee for the Road Trust of Canterbury Road in 1865. He first appears in the Sands Directory in 1885 and is listed as a farmer.

20/6/1885: died at his residence in Bond Road, Belmore and the following Funeral Notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald:
“The friends of the late Adam Bond, Senior, of Belmore are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to move from his residence this day Monday at 2pm for Belmore Cemetery”.

In his Will Adam Bond left eight acres with a house to his son Adam Thomas Bond for life, the remainder of furniture, money in the bank, feather bed, dresser to be divided amongst his daughter Mary Ann Brand, her children and the wife of Adam Bond junior.

Convict Changes History

Nell Dawson on 10th February, 2014 made the following changes:


D Wong on 10th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st March, 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th June, 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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