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Private Benjamin Abel (1783........1864.)

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  • Born : 26. January .1783
  • Where Born : Norwich in Norfolk, England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 01 January 1810 in Sydney
  • Ship Arrived on : “Dromedary”
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Date of Transfer : 20 April 1809 Transferred Middlesex Militia into 73rd Regiment
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge : 14. October .1831
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 30 May 1864 drowning aged 81
  • Where Died / Buried : Parramatta
  • Parents Names : Benjamin Able (.b........d.) and Mary Able nee ? (.b........d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Grace Pearson or Pearce
  • Born :
  • Where Born : Devon
  • Occupation : Soldier's Wife
  • Date Arrived : 01 January 1810 in Sydney
  • Ship Arrived on : “Dromedary”
  • Died : 20 May 1865
  • Where Died / Buried : Parramatta
  • Date Married :16. January 1809
  • Where Married :Portsmout
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Parramatta
    Children :
    1 . Mary (b.c 4-11-1810,.....d.1810)  buried 9 December 1810  5 weeks old Old Sydney Burial Grounds Reference C-D
    2 . Cain (b.c 8 -12- 1811, ,.....d.1811) buried 18 December 1811 10 days old Old Sydney Burial Grounds Reference C-D
    3 . Benjamin (b.1813, ,.....d.)
    4 . Isabella (b. 1814,.....d.) ,
    5 . Mary (b. 1815, ,.....d.)
    6 . John (b.1817,,.....d.)
    7 . Robert (b.1820,.....d.) ,
    8 . Cain (b.1823, ,.....d.)
    9 . William (b. 1825,.....d.)

    History & Achievements :

    Both Able s were on the staff of Government House at Windsor 1810-1821 where Grace was in charge of the laundry. They then moved to Government House at Parramatta where Grace continued with the laundry for successive Governors until her old age. Benjamin transferred into each incoming Regiment as they changed until his discharge, so he also served in the 48th, 50th, 46th and 40th. He then joined the NSW Veterans.
     

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