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Abraham Colefax

Abraham Colefax, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Colefax
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th September, 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th July, 1853
Age: 45 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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 148
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

Teyla Volling on 26th October, 2016 wrote:

Fathers Name - William Colefax
Mothers Name - Mary Colefax (Born Johnson)
Wife’s Name - Martha Colefax (Born Chesworth)
Children’s Names
- James Colefax
-Mary Jane Colefax
- John Colefax
- Francis Colefax
-Esther E Colefax
- Charles Colefax
D.O.B: 26/09/1807
Birth Place - Knaresborough, Yorkshire England
D.O.D: 20/07/1853
Death Place - Melbourne, Victoria Australia

D Wong on 27th October, 2016 wrote:

28/12/1838: TOL

4/5/1840: Made application to marry Martha Chesworth (Martha arrived (free) on the Earl Grey) - permission refused by Rev. G.K. Rusden on the grounds that Abraham had stated upon his arrival in N.S.W. that he was already married with two children. There is no record of their marriage, but they had seven children.

1/11/1848: COF

1853: Victoria BDM - there is a death listed for Abraham Caulfex.

Convict Changes History

Teyla Volling on 26th October, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Coalfax, gender: m, occupation

Teyla Volling on 26th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 26th September, 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th July, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 27th October, 2016 made the following changes:


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