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Abraham Leach

Abraham Leach, one of 168 convicts transported on the Red Rover, 21 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Leach
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1880
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Red Rover
Departure date: 21st October, 1830
Arrival date: 26th March, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 523 (264)
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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Marian Stephens on 4th August, 2017 wrote:



Abraham Leach
Born about 1807 [uncertain] in Bristol, Somerset, England UK

Husband of Ann (Connor) Leach — married 1845 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Children - Father of Simon Leach, Thomas Leach, Maria Leach, Henry Leach, James Leach and Abraham Leach
Died 1880 in Victoria, Australia

Birth - abt 1807 • Bristol, Somerset, England;

son of Abraham Leach & Annie Willis Earle;

Residence - 17 Sep 1830 • Woolwich, Gloucestershire, England

Abraham Leach Age 20 Estimated Birth Year abt 1810 Date Received 17 Sep 1830 Ship Justitia Place Moored Woolwich Date Convicted 21 Aug 1830 Place Convicted Gloucester;

convict - 21 Oct 1830

Abraham Leach Vessel Red Rover Convicted Date 21 Aug 1830 Voyage Date Colony Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land) Place of Conviction Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England;

Arrival - 1831 • Tasmania, Australia

Abraham Leach Arrival Date: 1831 Vessel: Red Rover Province: Tasmania Title: Ledger Returns A - R Year(s): 1846 Place of Conviction: Gloucester;

1843-1844 Pardon • Tasmania, Australia

Abraham Leach Vessel: Red Rover Province: Tasmania Title: Pardons Year(s): 1843-1844 Place of Conviction: Gloucester;

Marriage - 1845 • Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

to Ann Connor (1816–1855);

children -

Simon Leach 1843–1903;

Thomas Leach 1845–1880;

Maria Leach 1847–;

Henry Leach 1849–;

James Leach 1851–1922;

Abraham Leach 1853–;

Death - 1880 • Victoria, Australia

Sources -

birth & convict information -

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849; New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859; Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883; UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849;

marriage - Abraham Leach Spouse Name Ann Connor Marriage Date 18 Apr 1845 Marriage Place Tasmania Registration Place Launceston Tasmania Registration Year 1845 Registration Number 2100;

death - 5984/1880 Abraham Leach Birth Year abt 1807 Age 73 Death Place Victoria Father’s Name Abraham Mother’s Name Annie Willis Earle Spouse CONNOR Anne;

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 4th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1880 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 made the following changes:


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