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Abraham West

Abraham West, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham West
Aliases: Stapleton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/so...
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 254
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 21st April, 2013 wrote:

Abraham West was in fact Abraham Stapleton, the brother of Francis Stapleton (also John 1832).  Both were transported for stealing 2 horses.

Abraham uses “West” as an alias.

1840: TOL Raymond Terrace
1843: TOL Goulburn
20/12/1848: COF

Married Mary Woodward ()Died 11/11/1855 aged 55) and had 1 daughter, Charlotte.

4/5/1871: Abraham died at Wollondilly, Goulburn aged 73.  He died of starvation and Exhaustion.

Virginia Stokes on 21st March, 2014 wrote:

Abraham Stapleton and Mary Woodward had at least 3 children.  Mary, Charlotte and Abraham Stapleton junior travelled with Mary Ann Stapleton (nee Woodward) on the Clyde in 1834. They had obviously come to be near father, Abraham .

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st April, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1798, date of death 1871, gender, occupation, crime

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