Henry Angel, 17911881 (aged 90 years)

Name
Henry /Angel/
Given names
Henry
Surname
Angel
Birth January 28, 1791
Note: Alternative Birthdate: 28 Dec 1791, Woodgreen, Hants, Hampshire, England. Source: Transcriptions © Hampshire Genealogical Society, Find My Past
Christening January 8, 1792 (aged 11 months)
Occupation
Farmer, labourer

Event
Criminal History
1817 (aged 25 years)
Note: History of the crime of robbery, trial and sentenc…

History of the crime of robbery, trial and sentencing

Monday 24 March 1817: The newspaper advised that Henry had been committed to Fisherton Goal, Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Monday 21 July 1817: Had his sentence dealt within the Salisbury Assizes. Salisbury and Winchester Journal

28/07/1817: Henry Angel and George Sheryer were convicted for robbing Harry Witt, on the Highway. It appeared that the prosecutor, who is a baker, residing at Hale, on the 18th of March last took the sum of 6l 10s at Salisbury, for some potatoes which he had sold there, and on his return home, stopped at the George, in Dowtown, where he sat next to the prisoners, and he gave Angel some beer, informing him that he had been to Salisbury and got the money for the potatoes (which Angel, appeared, had helped him to dig) and he added that the money was in his watch pocket.

Between 11 and 12 o'çlock, he left the George in the company of Jacob Spratt and the two prisoners, as all the party lived near together. Whilst proceeding on their way, the prisoners lingered behind, and as soon as Spratt left Witt, in order to go to his house, the prisoners followed Witt, overtook him, knocked him down, and robbed him of the money in his watch pocket.

No words passed during the robbery, but as soon as Witt was released, he said "it was very hard for one neighbour to rob another". In the summing up, the learned Judge made appropriate comments, in the course of which he said, the guilt of Angel was much aggravated by the circumstance of his having been a servant to the prosecutor, whom it was his duty to have protected.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal, South West, England. 28/07/1817

Further to the story: The next day he (Harry Witt) saw Henry Angel thrashing in a barn and said to him "I say, you might as well give me back that money you robbed off me last night". Soon afterwards he saw Sherior and hallooed to him, that he should want him in a few hours. Sentence- death. Hampshire Chronicle, Monday 28 July 1817

23 October 1817: Removed from Fisherton Gaol and taken to Woolwhich to be placed on a Convict Hulk. Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Arrived in Australia
on "Neptune" as a convict
May 9, 1818 (aged 27 years)

Event
New South Wales State Archives
between 1824 and 1840 (aged 48 years)
Note: Entries on the New South Wales State Archives Webs…

Entries on the New South Wales State Archives Website

Information taken from the Colonial Secretary Index, New South Wales State Archives Oline. ANGELL, Henry. Per "Neptune", 1818 1824 Feb 17, Employed by Hamilton Hume (Fiche 3093; 4/1837B No.481 p.848) 1824 Feb 19: To take charge of the grazing run of H Hume situated thirty miles west of Goulburn Plains (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.375) 1825 Jul 5: Journeyed with Hume and Hovell to Bass Straits. Recommended for a ticket of leave by Hovell & Hume (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.13)

Received a recommendation for a conditional pardon, 12 November 1840: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859

New South Wales State Records Authority
Ticket of Leave
February 23, 1832 (aged 41 years)

Note: "Granted in consideration of his exertions in the capture of Patrick Bourke the bushranger". Allowed to remain in the district of Illawara
Event
Permission to Marry
July 5, 1834 (aged 43 years)
Note: Henry and Mary were granted permission to marry. Mary was living at Wollongong at the time.
MarriageMary BrookerView this family
September 3, 1834 (aged 43 years)
Birth of a sonHenry Angel
November 16, 1836 (aged 45 years)
Christening of a sonHenry Angel
December 11, 1836 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Angel
November 17, 1838 (aged 47 years)
Census March 4, 1841 (aged 50 years)
Note: There were 8 people living in the house- Henry, Mary, their children plus one person. One single male was a ticket of leave holder and it was probably he who was Roman Catholic as all other household members were Church of England. This may have been a convict assigned to Henry.
Birth of a daughterKeturah Angel
October 5, 1841 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a sonRobert Angel
October 5, 1841 (aged 50 years)
Christening of a daughterKeturah Angel
November 14, 1841 (aged 50 years)
Christening of a sonRobert Angel
November 14, 1841 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a sonRichard Angel
February 19, 1844 (aged 53 years)
Christening of a sonRichard Angel
March 14, 1844 (aged 53 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Angel
February 10, 1848 (aged 57 years)
Birth of a sonJames Angel
March 8, 1848 (aged 57 years)
Christening of a daughterMary Angel
March 2, 1850 (aged 59 years)
Christening of a sonJames Angel
March 2, 1850 (aged 59 years)
Birth of a sonEdward Jonathan Angel
June 13, 1852 (aged 61 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Angel
December 18, 1853 (aged 62 years)
Christening of a sonEdward Jonathan Angel
March 12, 1854 (aged 63 years)
Christening of a sonSamuel Angel
March 12, 1854 (aged 63 years)
Census between 1855 and 1886 (aged 94 years)
Address: Henry was living "near Fairy Meadow Road"
Marriage of a childJohn HurstKeturah AngelView this family
April 16, 1861 (aged 70 years)
Marriage of a childHenry AngelEmma TerryView this family
July 27, 1861 (aged 70 years)
Marriage of a childRichard AngelSarah BoytonView this family
March 26, 1866 (aged 75 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam AngelSarah Mary HarrisView this family
April 18, 1867 (aged 76 years)
Address: Church of England School, Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Marriage Notice, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 2…

Marriage Notice, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 25 April 1867

On the 18th instant, by special license, at the Church of England School, Woonona, by the Rev. T. C. Ewing, Mr. WILLIAM ANGEL, of Wagga Wagga, to SARAH MARY, daughter of Mr. HENRY HARRIS, teacher, Woonona.

Marriage of a childHenry HarrisMary AngelView this family
1870 (aged 78 years)
Marriage of a childHenry AngelFrances Eleanor Jane CornishView this family
July 10, 1873 (aged 82 years)
Note: The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales : 1842…

The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 9 August 1873 On the 10th of July at Rudd's Point, on the Murrumbidgee River, by the Rev S.A. Hamilton, Mr Henry Angel of Elginbab to Frances Eleanor Jane Cunningham of Rudd's Point.

Marriage of a childJames AngelEliza BoytonView this family
March 10, 1874 (aged 83 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel AngelEmma Anne PowerView this family
May 9, 1875 (aged 84 years)
Marriage of a childEdward Jonathan AngelElizabeth BrookerView this family
June 2, 1880 (aged 89 years)
Death December 7, 1881 (aged 90 years)
Note: Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wal…

Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 17 December 1881

"AN OLD COLONIST GONE.-The late Mr. Henry Angel who died at Lake Albert, near Wagga, at his residence on the 7th instant, at the age of 91 year, was a colonist for over 60 years, having arrived in the colony in 1819. He first settled in Kiama as a farmer. In 1824 he went with Humo and Hovell's party on the expedition overland to Hobson's Bay. He was one of the first men who crossed the River Murray and was always foremost in any difficult situations or hardships on the journey. Mr. Hume, in his reports of the expedition, frequently mentions the name ot Henry Angel, and speaks highly of his courage and determination. He appears always to have been a man on whom great reliance was placed by the explorers iu any difficulty or hardships.

Mr. Angel afterwards followed the occupation of a farmer and became a squatter on the Murrumbidgee. He eventually settled near Wagga, and became possessed of a considerable landed estate. He was noted in the district for his strict integrity. ln 1832 he married Mary Brooker. There were l6 children of the marriage, eight of whom and the widow and 70 grandchildren survive their father.

Burial December 1881 (aged 90 years)
Address: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, Kooringal Road, Kooringal, New South Wales
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery
Family with Mary Brooker
himself
17911881
Birth: January 28, 1791Salisbury, England
Death: December 7, 1881Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Mary Brooker marriage to Christopher Ledwidge
18121890
Birth: November 28, 1812 52 36Hawkesbury District, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 29, 1890Spring Vale, Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 3, 1834Church of England Schoolhouse, Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
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18361924
Birth: November 16, 1836 45 23Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1924Wagga Wagga District Hospital, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18381891
Birth: November 17, 1838 47 25Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1891“Fair View“, Forbes Street, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18411932
Birth: October 5, 1841 50 28Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 22, 1932"Iona, " Junee road, North Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
son
18411870
Birth: October 5, 1841 50 28Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 20, 1870Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18441907
Birth: February 19, 1844 53 31Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 18, 190711 Wallundry Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18481932
Birth: February 10, 1848 57 35Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 6, 1932Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
1 month
son
18481926
Birth: March 8, 1848 57 35Dapto, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 5, 1926Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18521934
Birth: June 13, 1852 61 39Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 8, 1934Springvale, Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
18531938
Birth: December 18, 1853 62 41Wardry Station, near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 21, 193842 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Christopher Ledwidge + Mary Brooker
partner’s partner
17991834
Birth: 1799Dublin, Ireland
Death: February 5, 1834Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Mary Brooker marriage to Christopher Ledwidge
18121890
Birth: November 28, 1812 52 36Hawkesbury District, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 29, 1890Spring Vale, Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 16, 1833St Marys Roman Catholic Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-9 months
step-son
18321873
Birth: July 26, 1832 33 19Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1, 1873Hay, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
step-son
18341869
Birth: February 5, 1834 35 21Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 8, 1869Balranald, New South Wales, Australia
John Hart + Mary Brooker
partner’s partner
18001830
Birth: 1800
Death: 1830
wife
Mary Brooker marriage to Christopher Ledwidge
18121890
Birth: November 28, 1812 52 36Hawkesbury District, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 29, 1890Spring Vale, Lake Albert, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 13, 1829St Marys Roman Catholic Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth

Alternative Birthdate: 28 Dec 1791, Woodgreen, Hants, Hampshire, England. Source: Transcriptions © Hampshire Genealogical Society, Find My Past

Event

History of the crime of robbery, trial and sentencing

Monday 24 March 1817: The newspaper advised that Henry had been committed to Fisherton Goal, Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Monday 21 July 1817: Had his sentence dealt within the Salisbury Assizes. Salisbury and Winchester Journal

28/07/1817: Henry Angel and George Sheryer were convicted for robbing Harry Witt, on the Highway. It appeared that the prosecutor, who is a baker, residing at Hale, on the 18th of March last took the sum of 6l 10s at Salisbury, for some potatoes which he had sold there, and on his return home, stopped at the George, in Dowtown, where he sat next to the prisoners, and he gave Angel some beer, informing him that he had been to Salisbury and got the money for the potatoes (which Angel, appeared, had helped him to dig) and he added that the money was in his watch pocket.

Between 11 and 12 o'çlock, he left the George in the company of Jacob Spratt and the two prisoners, as all the party lived near together. Whilst proceeding on their way, the prisoners lingered behind, and as soon as Spratt left Witt, in order to go to his house, the prisoners followed Witt, overtook him, knocked him down, and robbed him of the money in his watch pocket.

No words passed during the robbery, but as soon as Witt was released, he said "it was very hard for one neighbour to rob another". In the summing up, the learned Judge made appropriate comments, in the course of which he said, the guilt of Angel was much aggravated by the circumstance of his having been a servant to the prosecutor, whom it was his duty to have protected.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal, South West, England. 28/07/1817

Further to the story: The next day he (Harry Witt) saw Henry Angel thrashing in a barn and said to him "I say, you might as well give me back that money you robbed off me last night". Soon afterwards he saw Sherior and hallooed to him, that he should want him in a few hours. Sentence- death. Hampshire Chronicle, Monday 28 July 1817

23 October 1817: Removed from Fisherton Gaol and taken to Woolwhich to be placed on a Convict Hulk. Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Event

Entries on the New South Wales State Archives Website

Information taken from the Colonial Secretary Index, New South Wales State Archives Oline. ANGELL, Henry. Per "Neptune", 1818 1824 Feb 17, Employed by Hamilton Hume (Fiche 3093; 4/1837B No.481 p.848) 1824 Feb 19: To take charge of the grazing run of H Hume situated thirty miles west of Goulburn Plains (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.375) 1825 Jul 5: Journeyed with Hume and Hovell to Bass Straits. Recommended for a ticket of leave by Hovell & Hume (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.13)

Received a recommendation for a conditional pardon, 12 November 1840: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859

New South Wales State Records Authority

"Granted in consideration of his exertions in the capture of Patrick Bourke the bushranger". Allowed to remain in the district of Illawara

Event

Henry and Mary were granted permission to marry. Mary was living at Wollongong at the time.

Census

There were 8 people living in the house- Henry, Mary, their children plus one person. One single male was a ticket of leave holder and it was probably he who was Roman Catholic as all other household members were Church of England. This may have been a convict assigned to Henry.

Death

Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 17 December 1881

"AN OLD COLONIST GONE.-The late Mr. Henry Angel who died at Lake Albert, near Wagga, at his residence on the 7th instant, at the age of 91 year, was a colonist for over 60 years, having arrived in the colony in 1819. He first settled in Kiama as a farmer. In 1824 he went with Humo and Hovell's party on the expedition overland to Hobson's Bay. He was one of the first men who crossed the River Murray and was always foremost in any difficult situations or hardships on the journey. Mr. Hume, in his reports of the expedition, frequently mentions the name ot Henry Angel, and speaks highly of his courage and determination. He appears always to have been a man on whom great reliance was placed by the explorers iu any difficulty or hardships.

Mr. Angel afterwards followed the occupation of a farmer and became a squatter on the Murrumbidgee. He eventually settled near Wagga, and became possessed of a considerable landed estate. He was noted in the district for his strict integrity. ln 1832 he married Mary Brooker. There were l6 children of the marriage, eight of whom and the widow and 70 grandchildren survive their father.