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Gabriel Myers, one of 174 convicts transported on the Fanny, 25 August 1815
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 226
||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:
GABRIEL MYERS, JOHN ABRAHAMS, Theft > grand larceny, 30th November 1814.
Reference Number: t18141130-69
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
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 .
ABRAHAMS, NOT GUILTY .
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