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Henry (Harry) Kable (1786–1852)

Henry Holmes/Kable (1786-1852) was born in Norfolk County Gaol, England, the son of Susannah Holmes and Henry Kable. He accompanied his mother to New South Wales aboard the Charlotte, arriving at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He commanded ships owned by his father and played a prominent part in Sydney's shipping and commercial life.

Henry Kable died (as Henry Cable), unmarried, at Picton, New South Wales, on 13 May 1852; his age was given as 66.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 177

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  • Holmes, Henry
  • Cabell, Henry

17 February, 1786
Norwich, Norfolk, England


13 May, 1852 (aged 66)
Picton, New South Wales, Australia

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