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Abel Sant

Abel Sant, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abel Sant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd October, 1780
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 4th December, 1858
Age: 78 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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 10
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

Ric Cantrell on 21st December, 2014 wrote:

More information compiled at

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 5: 4th April 1821; struck one iron off Abel [Sants?] who assisted in shaving the men.
Folios 8-10: Abel Sants, aged 39, convict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, rheumatism, severe pain in his right thigh and knee; put on sick list 13 April 1821, discharged 19 April 1821.

Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2020 wrote:

The Monitor (Sydney) 30 April 1828.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom, during the last week; viz.—
Adamant — Abel Sant.

Convict Changes History

Ric Cantrell on 21st December, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd October, 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th December, 1858 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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