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Abraham Mellor

Abraham Mellor, one of 200 convicts transported on the Tottenham, January 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Mellor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Tottenham
Departure date: January, 1818
Arrival date: 14th October, 1818
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 HO11/3, Page Number 5 (4)
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

John Denning on 27th February, 2016 wrote:

In 1828 I believe he lived at Cabramatta, NSW with his wife Catherine and son Abraham jnr - then aged 3, and was employed as a gardener by a Donald McLeod. Died 03 July 1864 at Auburn, South Australia.

D Wong on 27th February, 2016 wrote:

Abraham Mellor was tried along with James Buckley (Isabella 1818) - the crime was carried out at Butterworth, Rochdale, Lancashire.

1825: TOL Parramatta
1830: TOL Liverpool

D Wong on 27th February, 2016 wrote:

1833: TOL Liverpool
1835: TOL Goulburn Plains
21/11/1835: CP

Colonial Secretary:
MELLOR, Abraham. Per “Tottenham”, 1818
1818 Oct 20: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Tottenham” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; listed as Miller (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.110)

1823 Jul 7,8: Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.642)

Also from the Colonial Secretary Papers:
SOLOMON, Catherine. Per “Elizabeth”
1823 Jul 7,8: Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.642)

Catherine was also referred to as Sullivan or O’Sullivan or Solomon. Their son was Abraham, who eloped with Sarah to South Australia. Both Abrahams and Sarah are buried in Auburn, South Australia.

Found nothing on the NSW BDM.

The Abraham Mellor who was in South Australia arrived per the ‘David Malcolm” 1848 as a settler - arrived with wife Hannah who died 1857, then married Isabella Anderson, then married Ann Jones.
His father was William Mellor.

D Wong on 27th February, 2016 wrote:

1842-1844: Depasturing Licenses for - Hume River, district of Murrumbidgee.  A late sheep station next to the run of Mr D McLeod on the banks of the Hume River.

Convict Changes History

John Denning on 27th February, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 27th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), occupation

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