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James HARREX & Thomas TABER


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London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Thomas Taber
Spouse Name: Frances Medhurst
Record Type: Banns
Event Date: 12 Jan 1786
Parish: Shoreditch St Leonard
Borough: Hackney
Register Type: Parish Register
Witnesses: John Potter, George Limming

Thomas Taber came to the Colony as a Reprieved Convict, on a Conditional Pardon, on the ship 'Ganges', arriving 2 June 1797, with him was wife Frances and family Thomas, Frances and Deborah. In 1798 he was appointed the 4th Schoolteacher. He also was a Parish Clerk. He was granted an Absolute Pardon in 1803.
Thomas and his sons had been granted land in the Menangle area, which they farmed for many years.

Burial V1842228 26B/1842 TABER THOMAS AGE 79

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Burials in the Parish of St. James' in the County of Cumberland in the year 1842
No. 92 Thomas Taber Abode: Castlereagh Street When Died: May 1 When Buried: May 3 Age: 79 Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: Late clerk of St. Phillips By whom the Ceremony was performed: J. C. Grylls

Burial V1849504 34B/1849 TABER FRANCES S AGE 82

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Burials in the Parish of Camperdown in the County of Cumberland in the year 1849
No. 103 ? Frances Sarah Taber Abode: Castlereagh Street When Died: Octr. 2 When Buried: Octr. 4 Age: 82 Quality or Profession: Widow By whom the Ceremony was performed: Charles Kemp
TABOR Thomas 12188_4_4003_0445-446 London Middlesex 05/1796 Life 32 Ganges 1150_SZ115_0435 295 001

HARRIX James 12188_4_4003_0207-208 Suffolk Suffolk 03/1795 14 years 29 Ganges 1150_SZ115_0436 296 005 C985

James was convicted at the SuffolkAssizes on 29 March 1795. From the Bury and Norwich Post, 1 April 1795:
At the Suffolk Assizes held before Hon. Mr. Baron Penryn assisted by Counsellor Mingay who tried all the prisoners, the three following were capitally convicted and received the sentence of death, viz. John Bradfield for stealing five heifers from the property of Mr. Robert Coggs of Colkirk, James Harrex for stealing a Ewe sheep property of Messrs. R&E Edgar of Finborourgh and Miles Mills for returning from transportation before the expiration of the period for which he was banished.

James Harrex and Bradford were incarcerated on a hulk in the Thames for over a year, until August 1796 when a contract was drawn up to transport them, ...

A fellow convict on board, Thomas Taber, had his wife and three children with him.
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London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
Name: Deborah Taber
Baptism Date: 22 May 1786
Parish: St Andrew, Holborn
County: London
Borough: Camden
Parent(s): Thomas Taber, Frances Taber
Record Type: Christening
Register Type: Parish Register
[Living at Union Court]

A baptism for Deborah's sister Frances Sarah abt 1789 ?
Or a baptism for Thomas junior ? b. 1792 ?

Date of death for Frances?

Burial V1829954 13/1829 HARRAX FRANCES S AGE 39

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Burials St John Parramatta 1829
No. 282 Frances Sarah Harrax Parramatta 39 years Buried 13th February James Harrex's Wife Samuel Marsden
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