Henry Abraham – First Fleet Convict

7 or 9 March 1785 ~ Conviction

In everything I have read about this fellow, there are two or more versions. It was not uncommon for many people to have the same name back in the 1700s and I am personally inclined to believe that there was more than one person, with history mixing them together. However I have no proof of this so the information I have found so far is:

Robert Abel – First Fleet Convict

15 December 1784 ~ Conviction

Robert Abel was convicted of theft with violence and highway robbery with a pistol at the Old Bailey Court in England. He was sentenced to death by hanging, however, this sentence was changed to 7 years transportation aboard the Alexander in the First Fleet.