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Henry Angel (1791–1881)

The late Mr Henry Angel who died at Lake Albert, near Wagga, at his residence on the 7th instant, at the age of 91 years, 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 Hume 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 difficulties or hardships on the journey. Mr Hume, in his reports of the expedition, frequently mentions the name of 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 in 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 strict integrity. In 1832 he married Mary Brooker. There were 16 children of the marriage, eight of whom and the widow and 70 grand-children survive their father.

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Life Summary [details]


28 January, 1791
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England


7 December, 1881 (aged 90)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life
Court: Warwickshire
Trial Date: July 1817