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.

Names
Alternate
Julian, Esther
Alternate
Johnston, Esther
12 Nov 1814
-
26 Aug 1846
Milestones
Born
England
1767
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Died
26 Aug 1846
Relationships
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Parent of
Relative of
Spouse
1788
-
1823
Occupations
Property
Owned
1823
-
1829
Owned
1823
-
1829

Abrahams, Esther

by Alison Vincent, 2008 Creative Commons License

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.
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