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Henry ANGEL

Henry ANGEL

Male 1790 - 1881  (90 years)

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  • Name Henry ANGEL 
    Nickname Harry 
    Born 28 Dec 1790  Woodgreen, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Jan 1791  Hale, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Criminal Conviction 19 Jul 1817  Wiltshire, Dorset, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assizes - Charged with highway robbery 
    Died 7 Dec 1881  Spring Vale, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Son of William and Mary nee Shearing or Shering; born at Woodgreen near Hale in England on December 28, 1790; and christened on January 8 the following year at Hale Church (protestant).

      Henry had little education; and as a youth worked as a labourer on market gardens and dairy farms.

      Sentenced to life for highway robbery at Wiltshire Assizes on July 19, 1817; described as a Hampshire labourer; short (just over five feet, two and a quarter inches) with ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes.

      Arrived on the convict ship Neptune on May 5, 1818; after two years in the Liverpool Barracks, working on road gangs especially around the Campbelltown area, he was assigned to Mrs Broughton (wife of William, Acting Assistant Commissary General of the colony) at "Lachlan Vale" (1000 acres), Appin, near the farm of Andrew Hume (father of Hamilton); one of two servants supplied to Hamilton Hume by the Broughtons to drove ninety-three head of cattle purchased by Wollstoncroft and Berry to their Five Island property on the south coast; one of six servants assigned to accompany the Hume and Hovell expedition to Port Phillip Bay in 1824-25.

      Granted a ticket of leave for the Appin district on July 5, 1825; took up land at "Fairy Meadow" in the Illawarra district and had his ticket of leave altered to the Illawarra district on April 6, 1827; his ticket was cancelled on January 17, 1828 on the recommendation of Lieutenant John Fitzgerald J.P. for "harbouring in his House a notorious cattle stealer and being suspected of participating in his depredations"; resided at the Barracks, in the district of Liverpool in 1828 (1828 Census).

      Accompanied Hume who was second-in-command to Sturt on the journey that led to the discovery of the Darling in 1828; granted an exemption from Government Labour on January 6, 1831 on the recommendation of Hamilton Hume (Butts of Tickets of Exemption from Government Labour in Principal Superintendant of Convicts Papers AONSW 4/4284); on February 22, 1832 granted a ticket of leave for helping in the capture of a bushranger named Patrick Burke; on October 1, 1840 granted a conditional pardon as a result of a petition from the free settlers of the district including James Gormly's father.

      Married a widow, Mary Ledwidge nee Brooker at the schoolhouse in Wollongong (by banns with the consent of the Governor) on September 3, 1834 (BDM). Farmer in the 1830s at Fairy Meadow; later Bulgo (Port Hacking) and later Corrimal (Gormly E&S); in 1840, he purchased land at Fairymeadow, Jamberoo and Cataract River.

      Squatter; took up "Wardry", a cattle station on the lower Murrumbidgee at first known as "Youngalee" or "Yangungular" (and later called "Uardry"), with William Ray* in the 1840s; moved with wife and family to "Uardry" in 1844; like many others engaged in dairying; he and Edward Ray* reputed to have made the first ton of cheese; transported it to Sydney, four hundred miles away on one of trips to Sydney for supplies; Edward Harrigan looked after his land in the Illawarra district (as his authorised agent); he and William Ray sold "Uardry" to William and Thomas Wragge and John and James Hearn of Melbourne for one thousand pounds sterling on September 2, 1864.

      Visited Wagga Wagga area; in 1855 had subscribed two pounds two shillings to the Patriotic Fund for the widowed and fatherless (WWBB); and on a trip back to the Illawarra in 1862 purchased land at Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga; in 1864 he had taken charge of a bank safe containing the necessary amount to open a new Australian Joint Stock Bank and conveyed it in his supply wagon through a country infested by a notorious gang of bushrangers from Wagga Wagga to Hay (Gormly).

      Moved to "Spring Vale", Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga in the 1860s; and purchased a further 123 acres 3 rods at an auction in South Wagga Wagga in 1872 (WWE Aug 24 1872).

      Died on December 7, 1881 at the age of ninety-one; buried in Wagga Wagga Cemetery; when he died he owned land at "Toyeo" on Murrumbidgee River, Nangus, Rowan and several houses in Wagga Wagga as well as his land at Hay, Jamberoo and Fairy Meadow.

      There is an Angel Bridge and Angel Street at Fairy Meadow and Angel Street at Lake Albert today. Children: Henry; William; Keturah; Robert; Richard; Mary; James; Mary; Edward John; and Samuel.
    Person ID I7620  Short Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 May 2014 

    Father William Henry ANGEL,   b. 1758, Woodgreen, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1844, Hale, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary SHEARING,   b. 1761, Bramshaw, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1830, Hale, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1786  Hale, Hampshire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary BROOKER,   b. 28 Nov 1812, Liverpool, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1890, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1834  Wollongong, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the schoolhouse
    Children 
    +1. Henry ANGEL,   b. 16 Nov 1836, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1924, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. William ANGEL,   b. 17 Nov 1838, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1891, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Keturah ANGEL,   b. 5 Oct 1841, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1932, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Robert ANGEL,   b. 5 Oct 1841, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1870, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +5. Richard ANGEL,   b. 19 Feb 1844, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1907, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Mary ANGEL,   b. 10 Feb 1847, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1932, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. James ANGEL,   b. 8 Mar 1850, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1926, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Edward John ANGEL,   b. 13 Jun 1852, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1934, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Samuel ANGEL,   b. 18 Dec 1853, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1938, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2014 
    Family ID F2385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Dec 1790 - Woodgreen, Hampshire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 Jan 1791 - Hale, Hampshire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCriminal Conviction - Assizes - Charged with highway robbery - 19 Jul 1817 - Wiltshire, Dorset, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1834 - Wollongong, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1881 - Spring Vale, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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