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Abraham Myers (1802–1881)

Abraham Meyers was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 28 pieces of calico from a cart. He arrived in Sydney in 1822 aboard the Guildford. His occupation in the ship's indent was given as pedlar, his height as 5 feet 8½ inches (172.7 cms) tall with a pale complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. He was assigned as a government servant to M. Napthalar and by 1825 was working as a servant for John Grono. He married Sarah Hobbs in 1830 but it is believed that the couple separated shortly after. 

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  • Meyers, Abraham

London, Middlesex, England


17 June, 1881 (aged ~ 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years