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Abraham Kemp (c. 1773–?)

Abraham Kemo (c.1773- ) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 6 April 1796, at Norwich, Norfolk, for an unknown crime. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Barwell in May 1798. In 1800 he was working for quartermaster, Thomas Laycock. In 1806 he was renting 15 acres of land at the Hawkesbury from Thomas Abbott and was also working as a sealer for Henry Kable. Kemp was recorded in the 1814, 1822 and 1825 Musters as living with Sarah Bartlam.

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Alternative Names
  • Kent, Abraham
  • Kempt, Abraham

c. 1773

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years