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Kable, Henry (1766/7–1846), transported convict and merchant, was born and lived in Suffolk, like his father, Henry Cabell (d. 1783). Both were illiterate and unskilled labourers, and little is known of Henry Kable's early life. He joined a rural gang notorious for thefts from farms, and in 1783 he, his father, and an accomplice were found guilty of house burglary and sentenced to death. The elder two were hanged on 5 April 1783, but sixteen-year-old ...