Abrahams, Esther

Jewish milliner who was tried at the Old Bailey, London for theft and sentenced to seven years' transportation to New South Wales. In the colony she managed her husband's estates during his absences and after his death in 1823.

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Born
England
1767
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Died
26 Aug 1846
Name
Alternate
Julian, Esther
Alternate
Johnston, Esther
12 Nov 1814 - 26 Aug 1846
Occupation
Position
1787
1787 - 1788
Property
Owned
1823 - 1829
Owned
1823 - 1829
Relationship
Relative of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Spouse
1788 - 1823

Abrahams, Esther

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Transported to Sydney as a convict with a young daughter, Esther Abrahams rose to prominence in colonial society. She held land at Georges River, and was mistress of Annandale House until conflict with her son Robert led to her being declared unable to administer her estates.