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Gabriel Myers

Gabriel Myers, one of 174 convicts transported on the Fanny, 25 August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Gabriel Myers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fanny
Departure date: 25th August, 1815
Arrival date: 18th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 174 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 226
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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D Wong on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
GABRIEL MYERS, JOHN ABRAHAMS, Theft > grand larceny, 30th November 1814.

Reference Number: t18141130-69
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

GABRIEL MYERS and JOHN ABRAHAMS were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of November , a piece of cotton net, value 4 s. the property of William Mayhew.

HANNAH MAYHEW . I am the wife of William Mayhew; I live at No. 30, New-road, St George’s in the East . I lost my property on the 16th of November, between five and six in the evening, the prisoner Myers took the piece of cotton net out of a window where the pane of glass was broken in the inside sash; the prisoner Myers took it out, and put it into his pocket.
Q. The glass was broken before, was it - A. Yes, I saw him put it into his pocket. I went into the next door, there was no one with me at that time. The prisoner Abrahams had been in the shop a minute before, and had left the shop before Myers came in, and took it; Abrahams came into the shop before Myers, he asked to look at some handkerchiefs. In about a minute after Myers came in; I called my husband, and while my husband turned his back to take some stockings down, I saw Myers put his hand into the side sash, and took the cotton net; my husband came round to assist me; he threw the cotton net down: I laid hold of Myers’ coat.
Q. Where was Abrahams all this time - A. I believe he was standing some where about the door; the two prisoners were never in the shop together; Myers denied taking the cotton net, and after he took it out of his pocket, he said, he meant to purchase it; this is the cotton net; it is my husband’s property.

MYERS, GUILTY , aged 19.
Transported for seven years .
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Gabriel Myers arrived VDL per “Emu” on the 6/2/1816 although he is listed as having arrived 27/1/1818 per “Emu” (quite a few of the convicts, especially from the Fanny, (there were 60 of them that were sent to VDL) have the wrong arrival date.

The conduct record for Gabriel is empty.

29/12/1821: Departed Hobart to England per “Brixton”.

15/9/1839: There was also one more departure in the name of Gabriel Myers – he was listed as a passenger from “George Town to Port Phillip per “Provenance”. 
Perhaps he returned??

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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