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Abraham Hood

Abraham Hood, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Hood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1836
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 61 (32). Tasmanian Archives
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

Anonymous on 12th September, 2011 wrote:

Born 1792, Parknook, Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland.  Parents James Hood/Jean Bennet.  Married 1816 to Elizabeth Stevenson, Edinburgh.  Occupation Baker. Convicted of Horse Stealing.
[see http://www.hoodfamily.info/chart/DH002chart1to4.html#i338]

Nell Murphy on 26th September, 2019 wrote:

Abraham HOOD was convicted at Edinburgh, Scotland on 17 May 1819 for horse stealing, although no confession. Gaol report: “bad”. 14 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “well behaved”.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Lord Hungerford’ arriving there 1821.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service
Several records of misconduct and punishments
1823: Embezzling money from his Master. 50 lashes
1823: Abscond from Port Dalrymple (George Town). 50 lashes
1825:Abscond from Launceston. 50 lashes
1826: Sent to Maria Island (east coast of VDL)
1831: Sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement
1833: Ticket of Leave granted
Free by servitude

1834: Application for permission to marry - Abraham HOOD to Elizabeth PARKER (per Princess Charlotte). Does not appear to have proceeded.

9 Feb 1835: Marriage - Abraham HOOD, widower to Elizabeth MUNDAY, spinster, married at church, Hobart Town. (ref. TA 36/1/2 no. 2720)

1835: named as a baker, in Hobart.
11 Aug 1835: newspaper report - “Abraham Hood was charged by his wife with beating and otherwise assaulting her. As she swore her life was in danger from some harm that she feared he would do unto her, he was ordered to find sureties.”

Newspaper report: 10 Dec 1836 - “MURDER.—Private accounts from Sydney, state that a baker, named Abraham Hood, a native of Scotland, who recently resided in Liverpool-street, Hobart Town, had been executed in Sydney for the murder of his wife, a young woman, who came out in the Strathfieldsay, of the name of Elizabeth Monday. It is said, they lived most unhappily together in
this Colony, and that from this fact may
be attributed the direful affair.”

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 26th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 61 (32). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 61 (32)), gender: m

Nell Murphy on 26th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000)

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