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Abraham Isaacs, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827
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life span was 57 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 267 (135)
||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 29th April, 2019 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings
ABRAHAM ISAACS,DAVID MOSES,SAMUEL BARNETT,Theft,Pocketpicking 12th July 1827
1584.Abraham Isaacs,David Moses and Samuel Barnett were indicted for stealing,on the 2nd of May,1 pocket - book,value 1s.,the goods of Alfred Benjamin Elkin,from his person.
Francis Keys.I am a Bow-street patrol.On the 2nd of May,between four and five o’clock.I and Fowler were in Whitechapel,and saw the prisoners near the church in company;Mr.Elkin was with another young gentleman and Mr.Levy-I watched the prisoners as far as Aldgate church,following the prosecutor,when they got near Aldgate church they all closed upon him-I.said to Fowler,“They have done it”,and I ran across the road I.saw Moses with the pocket-book in his hand putting it under his coat-when he saw me he lifted up his coat and let it fall;I picked it up,secured him,and dragged him after the prosecutor.Fowler secured another,and called Stop thief the other was taken.
Cross-examined by Mr Phillips.Q. Did you see Barnett touch the prosecutor. A. No.
James Fowler.I was with Keys,and saw the three prisoners walking behind the prose,they made several attempts-we followed them,and concealed our red waistcoats as well as we could;just opposite Aldgate church Barnett were on,then turned,and met the prosecutor;the other two were just behind-they all closed together,and I saw them hustle Mr.Elkin;I saw Moses put his coat up,and then put something into his own breast-we both ran across the road,and Moses dropped the pocket-book,which Keys took up and secured him;I took Barnett,and called ,Stop thief after Isaacs,who was taken in a few minutes.
Cross-examined.Q. Is it true that Barnett did not touch the prosecutor ? A.I saw him touch him-he closed upon him;my brother officer was with me,but might not see it.
Alfred Benjamin Elkin.I was near Aldgate church,and had a pocket- book in my left side pocket;I did not observe any of the prisoners near me.The officers produced my book;I did not know it was taken.
William Riley.I was at Aldgate,heard a cry of Stop thief and took Isaacs
(Property produced and sworn to)
Isaac’s Defence.I was coming from the Borough,and Riley took me.
Moses’s Defence There was a mob-I got off the pavement,and the officer took hold of me and said “Drop it"I said “What do you mean” he took this book up.
Barnett’s Defence.I turned to look at the clock,and he took me.
ISAACS- GUILTY.Aged 20
MOSES- GUILTY.Aged 16
Transported for Seven Years.
Convict Changes History
Roger Churm on 29th April, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), crime