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Abraham Jacobs

Abraham Jacobs, one of 200 convicts transported on the Hercules, 14 June 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Jacobs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Dealer
Date of Death: 5th May, 1884
Age: 72 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: Theft
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 14th June, 1832
Arrival date: 16th October, 1832
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 HO11/8, Page Number 355 (178)
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 9th December, 2014 wrote:

Abraham was a travelling jeweller in Prussia and was convicted of ‘stealing goods’ and was sentenced in the Lancaster Quarter Session, London on 4 July 1831

Abraham was Jewish, could read and write German. He married Eliza Pearce aged 17 who was a born a free person in Parramatta NSW, Abraham was 28 at his marriage. They had 8 children.

2/5/1839: TOL
19/9/1845: COF

1884: Abraham died at Carinda, NSW of ‘diarrhoea’ aged 69.

Perry A. Olive. on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

Abraham was My Great Great Great Grandfather. My Mother Irene Isabel Amy Jacobs.
Perry A. Olive
Such is Life

Convict Changes History

Ros Erskine on 3rd March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1812, date of death 5th May, 1884, gender, occupation, crime

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