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He had trouble staying out of trouble

Ephraim Quamby (1818-1892)

Quamby’s life in the colony was tough. There were offences like roasting potatoes at a fire in the bush, public drunkenness and threatening the life of an overseer.
While still under sentence he married an ex-convict, Sabina Bradley, but the marriage failed. Eight years on he was living with Mary Ann Taylor, the mother of his child Henry.
In old age he worked as a gardener, and befriended a Mrs. Ann Davidson of Sandy Bay. When she was found dead, Quamby was nearby badly wounded in the neck. He was convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned. He died within the year, unable to properly swallow because of his wound.

Ephraim Quamby died in Hobart Gaol. He was given a pauper's burial at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
Ephraim Quamby died in Hobart Gaol. He was given a pauper's burial at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery.

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