Abraham Jennison was the first child of a Belper nailer and grew up to emulate his father, later marrying a local girl and having 11 children. However, in 1848, their circumstances were so desperate, that Abraham was lured into poaching, was caught, convicted and sentenced to 7-years transportation to Western Australian. All of which had dramatic consequences for the entire family.
This is not just a biography, but also a social history of the time, all extensively researched and accompanied by numerous illustrations. 195pp