Henry Kable, 17621846 (aged 84 years)

Name
Henry /Kable/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Kable
Name
Henry /Cable/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Cable
Name
Henry /Cabell/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Cabell
Name
Henry /Holmes/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Holmes
Birth about 1762
Note: Born abt 1764 (S233)
Christening August 26, 1764 (aged 2 years)
Immigration January 26, 1788 (aged 26 years)
Text: Henry was tried at Norfolk Lent Assizes in 1783 held at Thetford beginning on Friday 14 March 1783 before Sir James Eyre Knt. and Fleetwood Bury Esq. The charge was that: "Abraham Carman Labourer and Henry Cabell the elder Labourer Henry Cabell the Younger Labourer: 1st February last at Aldburgh about 12 in the night Burg. Dwelling house of Abigail Hambling twelve linen Shifts value 3/-/- three feather Beds value 6/-/- two Woollen Blankets value 4/- two Linen Counterpanes value 10/- one linen Quilt value 3/- one Dimitty quilt with worked border value 10/- one Chintz Linen Gown value 10/- one Cotton Gown value 4/- one Silk Gown value 20/- one white Quilted Dimitty Petticoat value 3/- ten Linen Table Cloths value 4/- six Linen Napkins value 6/- ten Linen Towels value 6/- one silk Petticoat value 2/- one Worsted Satin petticoat value 6d one linen Gown value 3/- one Linen bedgown value 2/- two linen aprons value 2/- one Brass Boiler value 5/- two Brass Kettles value 10/- one Brass Skillet value 2/- one Copper Saucepan value 12d. three Brass Candlesticks value 2/- fourteen pounds weight of loaf sugar value 10/- twenty-eight pounds weight of Lisbon sugar value 12/- twenty pounds weight of Soap value 10/-. goods of said Abigail Hambling They were found guilty by a jury and sentenced to be hanged by the neck until he be dead. Reprieve not recorded. 7 years. Henry was described as a labourer aged 20 in 1787 born Suffolk. He was transported aboard the ship 'Friendship'.
Text: Henry was imprisoned at Norwich Castle gaol in Norfolk. That same year, Susannah Holmes, also convicted of theft, was incarcerated there. Although they applied for permission to marry three times, each time the Governor refused. Eventually Susannah gave birth to a baby boy in the Castle, to be named Henry like his father and paternal grandfather. In Nov 1786, Susannah and her baby, with a number of other female prisoners were taken to Plymouth to join the hulks. Some months afterwards, Susannah, baby Henry with others, were rowed over to the transport ship 'Charlotte' in the charge of the Turnkey John Simpson. Captain Thomas Gilbert, the skipper of the Charlotte, angrily refused permission for the young child to come aboard, saying there were no papers for him. The good hearted Simpson returne to shore with the baby Henry and hurried off by coach to London to plead with the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney. Sydney agreed that the mother and her child should be reunited; he also arranged for the father to sail with them on the First Fleet. A London newspaper printed the story. A public subscription raised 20 pounds which was used to buy books, clothing and comforts. These gifts were to be handed over to Susannah on arrival in the colony. While Susannah and her child sailed on the Charlotte, Henry boarded the ship 'Friendship'. The first fleet sailed into Botany Bay and then into Port Jackson. On 24 Jan 1788, Henry transferred from the Friendship to the Supply to take part in the first landing at Sydney Cove. When the couple came forward to claim their gifts it was found that the clothing and comforts were missing. On 1 Jul 1877, Henry sued the Master of the Alexander, Captain Duncan Sinclair, for the loss of the goods, in the first lawsuit to be held in the colony. Henry won his case, receiving 15 pounds for damages.
MarriageSusannah HolmesView this family
February 10, 1788 (aged 26 years)
Text: Susannah was a convict from the same village as Henry who had already born him a son. Before the young couple left England, certain people, moved by their plight, had subscribed 20 pounds to buy them a parcel of goods which Rev. Richard Johnson was to give them on their arrival in the colony. The gift was sent aboard the ship 'Alexander' but was plundered on the voyage. Kable won damages of 15 pounds against the ship's captain in the first civil suit heard in New South Wales. (Cable v. Sinclair, Court of Civil Jurisdiction, Collins J.A., July 1788). Henry and Susannah were one of five couples married in the first marriage ceremony in Sydney Cove on 10 Feb 1788.
Occupation
Overseer, Chief Constable
between March 1788 and 1802 (aged 40 years)

Text: He was appointed night watchman over Governor Phillip's cabbage patch. Two years later he was overseer of the Nightwatch. In 1794 Henry had been promoted to Chief Constable of the gaol and placedd in a house convenient for a person in his position. He was dismissed in 1802 for misbehaviour after being convicted for breaches of the port regulations and illegally buying and importing pigs from a visiting ship.
Occupation
Sealing Industry
between 1800 and 1809 (aged 47 years)

Note: Henry took part on the sealing industry on a considerable scale after 1800. He signed a partnership…

Henry took part on the sealing industry on a considerable scale after 1800. He signed a partnership agreement with James Underwood and Samuel Rodman Chace, who was to command Kable and Underwood's ship 'Diana' in sealing expeditions to Bass Strait. The association with Chase proved transient, but Kable and Underwood remained partners until 1809 when they split amdst a welter of law suits that were not finally settled until 1819. Whilst still in partnership, Kable and Underwood were involved in trading seal skins, seal oil, sandalwood and whaling.

Property between 1794 and 1810 (aged 48 years)

Note: Henry was granted farms at Petersham in 1794 and 1795 which he named 'Sunning Hill', and in the latt…

Henry was granted farms at Petersham in 1794 and 1795 which he named 'Sunning Hill', and in the latter year bought out four nearby grantees within a week of their grants being signed. 1807 he owned at least for farms of about 170 acres. In 1809 he held five farms at the and 300 acres at the Cowpastures, with a variety of real estate in Sydney including his comfortable house and extensive stores. He also had 40 horned cattle, 9 horses and 40 pigs. In 1810 he announced that his son Henry was to take over his entire management of his Sydney affairs.

Occupation
Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
1811 (aged 49 years)

Note: Henry moved to Windsor in 1811 where he operated a store and brewery, the latter in association with…

Henry moved to Windsor in 1811 where he operated a store and brewery, the latter in association with a partner Richard Woodbury. In 1812 he was sending wheat down the consigned to Robert Campbell junior. He was never again a prominent businessman, although he signed a petition in distinguished commercial company for the granting of an auctioneer's licence to William Baker of Windsor in 1821.

Census November 1828 (aged 66 years)
Text: Kable, Henry, 64, absolute pardon, 64, Friendship, 1788, 14 years, Protestant, farmer, Pitt Town Kable, Henry (Jun), 42, came free, Charlotte, 1788, Protestant
Death March 16, 1846 (aged 84 years)
Burial
Cemetery: St. Matthews Church of England Cemetery
Text: Interred in the Kable family vault.
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
himself
17621846
Birth: about 1762Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 16, 1846Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Susannah Holmes
himself
17621846
Birth: about 1762Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 16, 1846Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17641825
Birth: about 1764Thurlton, Norfolk, England, United KIngdom
Death: November 6, 1825
Marriage MarriageFebruary 10, 1788Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-13 months
son
17861852
Birth: December 17, 1786 24 22Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 13, 1852Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
17881854
Birth: about 1788 26 24Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 10, 1854Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
17911793
Birth: April 24, 1791 29 27Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 27, 1793Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
17931809
Birth: August 19, 1793 31 29Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about September 1809the high seas
2 years
daughter
17951885
Birth: October 23, 1795 33 31Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 20, 1885The Oaks, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
17971853
Birth: September 28, 1797 35 33Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1853Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
daughter
17991867
Birth: May 30, 1799 37 35Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1867Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
son
18011837
Birth: March 22, 1801 39 37Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1837Bathurst, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
18021859
Birth: November 12, 1802 40 38Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1859Pitt Town, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
1804
Birth: October 5, 1804 42 40Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
son
18081849
Birth: August 14, 1808 46 44Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 28, 1849Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
BirthSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ChristeningSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ImmigrationCobley, John, comp., The Crimes of the First Fleet convicts. Sydney Angus & Robertson: 1970
Text: Henry was tried at Norfolk Lent Assizes in 1783 held at Thetford beginning on Friday 14 March 1783 before Sir James Eyre Knt. and Fleetwood Bury Esq. The charge was that: "Abraham Carman Labourer and Henry Cabell the elder Labourer Henry Cabell the Younger Labourer: 1st February last at Aldburgh about 12 in the night Burg. Dwelling house of Abigail Hambling twelve linen Shifts value 3/-/- three feather Beds value 6/-/- two Woollen Blankets value 4/- two Linen Counterpanes value 10/- one linen Quilt value 3/- one Dimitty quilt with worked border value 10/- one Chintz Linen Gown value 10/- one Cotton Gown value 4/- one Silk Gown value 20/- one white Quilted Dimitty Petticoat value 3/- ten Linen Table Cloths value 4/- six Linen Napkins value 6/- ten Linen Towels value 6/- one silk Petticoat value 2/- one Worsted Satin petticoat value 6d one linen Gown value 3/- one Linen bedgown value 2/- two linen aprons value 2/- one Brass Boiler value 5/- two Brass Kettles value 10/- one Brass Skillet value 2/- one Copper Saucepan value 12d. three Brass Candlesticks value 2/- fourteen pounds weight of loaf sugar value 10/- twenty-eight pounds weight of Lisbon sugar value 12/- twenty pounds weight of Soap value 10/-. goods of said Abigail Hambling They were found guilty by a jury and sentenced to be hanged by the neck until he be dead. Reprieve not recorded. 7 years. Henry was described as a labourer aged 20 in 1787 born Suffolk. He was transported aboard the ship 'Friendship'.
ImmigrationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Text: Henry was imprisoned at Norwich Castle gaol in Norfolk. That same year, Susannah Holmes, also convicted of theft, was incarcerated there. Although they applied for permission to marry three times, each time the Governor refused. Eventually Susannah gave birth to a baby boy in the Castle, to be named Henry like his father and paternal grandfather. In Nov 1786, Susannah and her baby, with a number of other female prisoners were taken to Plymouth to join the hulks. Some months afterwards, Susannah, baby Henry with others, were rowed over to the transport ship 'Charlotte' in the charge of the Turnkey John Simpson. Captain Thomas Gilbert, the skipper of the Charlotte, angrily refused permission for the young child to come aboard, saying there were no papers for him. The good hearted Simpson returne to shore with the baby Henry and hurried off by coach to London to plead with the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney. Sydney agreed that the mother and her child should be reunited; he also arranged for the father to sail with them on the First Fleet. A London newspaper printed the story. A public subscription raised 20 pounds which was used to buy books, clothing and comforts. These gifts were to be handed over to Susannah on arrival in the colony. While Susannah and her child sailed on the Charlotte, Henry boarded the ship 'Friendship'. The first fleet sailed into Botany Bay and then into Port Jackson. On 24 Jan 1788, Henry transferred from the Friendship to the Supply to take part in the first landing at Sydney Cove. When the couple came forward to claim their gifts it was found that the clothing and comforts were missing. On 1 Jul 1877, Henry sued the Master of the Alexander, Captain Duncan Sinclair, for the loss of the goods, in the first lawsuit to be held in the colony. Henry won his case, receiving 15 pounds for damages.
MarriageAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text: Susannah was a convict from the same village as Henry who had already born him a son. Before the young couple left England, certain people, moved by their plight, had subscribed 20 pounds to buy them a parcel of goods which Rev. Richard Johnson was to give them on their arrival in the colony. The gift was sent aboard the ship 'Alexander' but was plundered on the voyage. Kable won damages of 15 pounds against the ship's captain in the first civil suit heard in New South Wales. (Cable v. Sinclair, Court of Civil Jurisdiction, Collins J.A., July 1788). Henry and Susannah were one of five couples married in the first marriage ceremony in Sydney Cove on 10 Feb 1788.
MarriageSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
OccupationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Text: He was appointed night watchman over Governor Phillip's cabbage patch. Two years later he was overseer of the Nightwatch. In 1794 Henry had been promoted to Chief Constable of the gaol and placedd in a house convenient for a person in his position. He was dismissed in 1802 for misbehaviour after being convicted for breaches of the port regulations and illegally buying and importing pigs from a visiting ship.
CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text: Kable, Henry, 64, absolute pardon, 64, Friendship, 1788, 14 years, Protestant, farmer, Pitt Town Kable, Henry (Jun), 42, came free, Charlotte, 1788, Protestant
DeathAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
DeathSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
BurialSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Text: Interred in the Kable family vault.
Birth

Born abt 1764 (S233)

Occupation

Henry took part on the sealing industry on a considerable scale after 1800. He signed a partnership agreement with James Underwood and Samuel Rodman Chace, who was to command Kable and Underwood's ship 'Diana' in sealing expeditions to Bass Strait. The association with Chase proved transient, but Kable and Underwood remained partners until 1809 when they split amdst a welter of law suits that were not finally settled until 1819. Whilst still in partnership, Kable and Underwood were involved in trading seal skins, seal oil, sandalwood and whaling.

Property

Henry was granted farms at Petersham in 1794 and 1795 which he named 'Sunning Hill', and in the latter year bought out four nearby grantees within a week of their grants being signed. 1807 he owned at least for farms of about 170 acres. In 1809 he held five farms at the and 300 acres at the Cowpastures, with a variety of real estate in Sydney including his comfortable house and extensive stores. He also had 40 horned cattle, 9 horses and 40 pigs. In 1810 he announced that his son Henry was to take over his entire management of his Sydney affairs.

Occupation

Henry moved to Windsor in 1811 where he operated a store and brewery, the latter in association with a partner Richard Woodbury. In 1812 he was sending wheat down the consigned to Robert Campbell junior. He was never again a prominent businessman, although he signed a petition in distinguished commercial company for the granting of an auctioneer's licence to William Baker of Windsor in 1821.