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Abraham Light

Abraham Light, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Light
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1820
Age: 45 years

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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 287 (145)
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 30th June, 2017 wrote:

2/4/1816 Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England:
George Hilton and Abraham Light, for stealing a mare and two colts, the property of John Smith, of Hambledon.

George Hilton was also on board ‘Fame’.

1820: Abraham died and was buried at St. John’s, Parramatta.
NSW BDM has Abraham listed as 45 years old when he died.

Birth dates of C1780, 1783 and 1785 listed on various records.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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