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)
Birth of a son
#1
Henry Kable
December 17, 1786 (aged 24 years)
Address: Norwich Castle
Text:

Born 17 Feb 1786

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.

Birth of a daughter
#2
Diana Kable
about 1788 (aged 26 years)
Text:

[see baptism below]

Birth of a son
#3
Enoch Kable
April 24, 1791 (aged 29 years)
Death of a sonEnoch Kable
February 27, 1793 (aged 31 years)
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.

Christening of a sonHenry Kable
December 5, 1788 (aged 26 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Text:

Henry grew up on the waterfront at Sydney Cove, where his father was involved in a flourishing shipping enterprise with James Underwood.

Text:

Name: Henry Cable Gender: Male Birth Place: Sydney Baptism Date: 5 Dec 1788 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Wm. Cable Mother: Susannah Cable FHL Film Number: 388335

Baptism of a daughterDiana Kable
December 5, 1788 (aged 26 years)
Text:

Name: Diana Cable Gender: Female Baptism Date: 5 Dec 1788 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Henry Cable Mother: Susannah FHL Film Number: 993949

Birth of a son
#4
James Kable
August 19, 1793 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Susannah Kable
October 23, 1795 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6
George Esto Kable
September 28, 1797 (aged 35 years)
OccupationSimeon Lord
after 1797 (aged 35 years)
OccupationJames Underwood
after 1798 (aged 36 years)

Birth of a daughter
#7
Eunice Kable
May 30, 1799 (aged 37 years)
Text:

Name: Amice Kable Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 30 May 1799 Birth Place: Sydney Baptism Date: 5 May 1800 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1799 Residence Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Father: Henry Kable Mother: Susannah Kable FHL Film Number: 388335

Christening of a daughterEunice Kable
May 5, 1800 (aged 38 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Birth of a son
#8
William Nathaniel Kable
March 22, 1801 (aged 39 years)
Text:

Name: William Nathaniel Kable Gender: Male Baptism Age: 2 Birth Date: 22 Mar 1801 Baptism Date: 4 Sep 1803 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1801 Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia FHL Film Number: 993949

Birth of a son
#9
John Kable Jack
November 12, 1802 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Charles Dickenson Kable
October 5, 1804 (aged 42 years)
Text:

Name: Charles Dickenson Kable Gender: Male Baptism Age: 0 Birth Date: 5 Oct 1804 Baptism Date: 3 Aug 1805 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Residence Date: 1804 Residence Place: New South Wales, Australia Father: Henry Kable Mother: Susannah FHL Film Number: 993949

Christening of a sonJohn Kable Jack
August 3, 1805 (aged 43 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church of England
Birth of a son
#11
Edgar James Kable
August 14, 1808 (aged 46 years)
Note: Born 1808 (S233).
Marriage of a childWilliam Littleton GaudryDiana KableView this family
September 9, 1809 (aged 47 years)
Address: St. Philip's Church
Note:

The wedding gained prestige from William's new ranking as lieutenant in the Royal Sydney Volunteer Association. The bride was given away by the captain of the ship 'Active'. The marriage certificate is 'number 1' in that church and states 'This is the first marriage solemnnized in Sydney Church', also, the first marriage conducted in Australia by the Reverend William Cowper. Diana was given away by an American, Captain John Bader, the master of one of her father Henry's ships. William built a fine home on the grant in High Street, received from Colonel Paterson.

Death of a sonJames Kable
September 30, 1809 (aged 47 years)
Address: off the Straits of Malacca.
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 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 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 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.
Marriage of a childGeorge Esto KableSusannah JonesView this family
March 4, 1818 (aged 56 years)
Address: St Matthews
Marriage of a childJohn TealeDiana KableView this family
April 7, 1818 (aged 56 years)
Text:

In 1818 John married Dianna Kable, who was born in the colony, the daughter of Henry and Susannah Kable and he was then assigned to Dianna. Dianna was a widow, having previously been married to William Gawdry, (Gawdry is spelt various ways) by whom she had a child,also named William. They were married in the old St. Matthew’s Church, Bridge Street, Windsor, part of a two storey construction used as a school, a church, a court house and as the schoolmaster’s residence.

John received a conditional pardon in 1821.

Marriage of a childJames MilehamSusannah KableView this family
June 1819 (aged 57 years)
Address: St Matthews
Text:

Susan Kable daughter of Henry Kable of Windsor was married to James Mileham Assistant Surgeon at Windsor by Rev. W. Cowper in Jun 1819, a licence having been obtained 21 May 1819

Text:

Susannah was very much involved in care for the family. She was a close friend of Lucy Mileham, her mother and her father Dr James Mileham. When Susannah married the widowed Dr Mileham, in 1819, he was a very sick man, nearly blind and prematurely aged. He died a few years later despite every care and attention. Susan received an annual income of 100 pounds for life. She 'adopted' her young niece, Emmaline Gaudry, the child of her sister, Diana. Susannah brought Emmaline up to become a well educated and accomplished woman. After Emmaline married John Wild, squire of Vanderville, The Oaks, New South Wales, Susannah joined them. Susannah became the much-loved great-aunt of all the Wild children.

Marriage of a childWilliam John FitzEunice KableView this family
July 15, 1823 (aged 61 years)
Text:

'By Special Licence, at Windsor, on Tuesday the 15th Instant, by the Rev. JOHN CROSS, Mr. WILIAM JOHN FITZ, to EUNICE, daughter of Mr. HENRY KABLE, of the same place'. - Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 24 Jul 1823. William was under age and Eunice was 24.

Text:

Married at St Matthews. The young couple resided at Richmond where their 7 children were born.

Marriage of a childDempseyEunice KableView this family
between 1823 and 1856 (aged 94 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Kable JackEliza Francis DoyleView this family
1825 (aged 63 years)
Text:

V18253621 3B/1825 KABLE JOHN DYEL ELIZA CC (St Matthews)

Marriage of a childCharles Dickenson KableMary CharltonView this family
1825 (aged 63 years)
Text:

Name: Charles Kable Spouse Name: Mary Charlton Marriage Date: 1825 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales Registration Year: 1825 Volume Number: V B

Death of a wifeSusannah Holmes
November 6, 1825 (aged 63 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Nathaniel KableElizabeth CharltonView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 6, 1826 (aged 64 years)
Address: St Philips
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

Marriage of a childEdgar James KableCharlotte ChaselingView this family
April 11, 1836 (aged 74 years)
Citation details:

St James Church of England Bathurst Street Pitt Town marriage register

Death of a sonWilliam Nathaniel Kable
November 16, 1837 (aged 75 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Mon 20 Nov 1837 Page 7

Text:

At his residence, Bathurst, on Thursday morn- ing, the 16th instant, Mr. W. N. Kable, inn- keeper. Mr. K. has left a wife and large family to deplore his loss, his death was occasioned by a fall down the stairs of his house, the head coming in contact with some sharp substance, which caused a fracture of the skull.

Death March 16, 1846 (aged 84 years)
Burial
Cemetery: St. Matthews Church of England Cemetery
Note: 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
Marriage: February 10, 1788Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-14 months
son
17861852
Birth: December 17, 1786 24 22Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 15, 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: September 30, 1809the high seas
2 years
daughter
17951885
Birth: October 23, 1795 33 31Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 20, 1885Oaks, Central 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
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.

Burial

Interred in the Kable family vault.