THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

William Abel
Born: 9th August 1776, Warwickshire, England.
Arrived Sydney: 14th February 1792.
Vessel: Pitt.
Status: Convict.
Father: William Abell.
Mother: Ann Izon.
Occupation:
Married: Mary Ann Morey on the 21st December 1811 at St. Mary's Gretna, Tasmania.
Died: Gretna, Tasmania.
Buried: 18th November 1850 at St. Mary's, Gretna.

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Mary Ann:-
William born 10th March 1800 at Norfolk Island.
Thomas born 14th November 1802 at Norfolk Island died 12th February 1803.
Thomas born 11th February 1805 at Norfolk Island.
George born pre 1808 at Norfolk Island.
Henry born 4th November 1808 at Hobart, Tasmania.

During the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Mary Ann:-
Sarah born 6th October 1814 at Hobart, Tasmania.
Rebecca born 11th December 1815 at Hobart, Tasmania.
Alexander born 21st December 1818 at Hobart, Tasmania.
James born 26th January 1820 at Hobart, Tasmania.

After the Macquarie Era the following children were born to William and Mary Ann:-
Emanual born 12 June 1822 at Hobart, Tasmania.
John Bartle Freeman born 5th December 1825.
Mary Ann born 30th December 1829.

William Abel, with three others, was convicted at Warwick Assizes of stealing wearing apparel from sundry places in the town. Arriving in February 1792, he remained in New South
Wales until March 1796 when he left Sydney aboard the SS Supply for Norfolk Island. It was on Norfolk Island that William met Mary Ann Morey. William and Mary left Norfolk Island in
December 1807 to arrive in Hobart on the 17th January 1808. William was granted land in the New Norfolk district and built a residence with out buildings known as "Valley-field" in 1822. He was
granted a publican's licence for the sale of liquor. The property at that time was known as the "Kings Head Inn". William' s 19 year old son Henry was mistaken for an intruder when he was
returning home late at night on the 9th April 1826 and was shot and killed. William sold the inn to George Lowe shortly after.

Researched and submitted by Association Member, Fay O'Donnell.


Reference:
A Register of Pioneer Familes, Volume 1, page 1 to 9, published by the 1788 - 1820 Pioneer Association Inc
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