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John Garbett

John Garbett, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Garbett
Aliases: John Garbutt
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Brushmaker
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 302
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Sources for conviction, arrival, convict record.
Source Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 19
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for residence, arrival.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Sources for conviction, arrival, convict record.
Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: New South Wales Government. 1828 Census: Householders’ returns [Population and Statistics, Musters and Census Records, Census, Colonial Secretary] . Series 1273, Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: New South Wales Government. 1828 Census: Householders’ returns [Population and Statistics, Musters and Census Records, Census, Colonial Secretary] . Series 1273, Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Source Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 36
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 5, 19-20, 32-51); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 21-28); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 21-28); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for residence, age.
Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 21-28); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Marriage.
Married Sarah Ann Ward
December 7, 1835 (Age 44)
Pitt Town, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia

Source. Australian Royalty website. http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I8653&ged=purnellmccord.ged
Source: Hawkesbury on the net directory. [online]. Tizzana Management Services Pty Ltd, 2000-2006
Citation details: St James Church of England Bathurst Street Pitt Town marriage register
Source: Ancestry.com, ‘New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851’ [Database Online].

Text: Granted 1835 by M.D. Meares Wilberforce:
John Garbett age 44 per Agamemnon, life, ticket of leave
Sarah Ann Ward age 19 born in the colony

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Brief Bio of John Garbutt
CONVICT John Garbutt
Born 1791 in England
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of Sarah A. (Ward) Garbutt — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of Maria (Garbutt) Dewson
Died 1839 in mudgee N.s.w

John Gabutt was sentenced to life at Warwick and sent to N.S.W Aboard the

Convict Ship the Agamemnon in September 1820 ,Johns Trade was a Bone and

Ivory Brush Maker he was 35 when convicted and was from Birmingham he was

5ft 7in Tall with a Dark sallow complextion brown hair and dark eyes, he

was Appointed Town Constable at Winsor in 1826 and in 1828 was Appointed

Districk Constable at Pitt Town ...

Source.
Entry on Wikitree website. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Garbutt-58
by Terry Wright, Jan 24, 2013
No original sources provided.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for alias (Garbutt), conviction, ship, sentence.

Source Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 15
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 1-4, 6-18, 28-30); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Events in Convict Record.

GARBUTT, John. Per “Agamemnon”, 1820

1820 Sep 29

On list of convicts disembarked from the “Agamemnon” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.293)

1823 Jan 12

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Mr Murdoch’s clearing party (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.132)

1824 Aug 14

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.47)

Source.
State Records of NSW
Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825
http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/colsec/g/F21c_ga-gor-02.htm

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Appointment as District Constable, Granted ticket of Leave, Marriage.
(plus details of Agamemnon 1820)
John Garbutt
Bone and ivory brush maker from Birmingham. 5ft 7 in, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, dark eyes.  Age 28. Tried in Warwick in 1818 and sentenced to transportation for life. Discharged from Emu Plains in April 1823. Appointed constable at Windsor in June 1826. Appointed district constable at Lower Pitt Town in 1828. Granted a ticket of leave for Hawkesbury district in 1829. Application to marry Sarah Ward (born in the colony) in 1835 at Wilberforce. In October 1837 he was posted as a ticket of leave holder absent from his district of Invermein.
Source.
Free Settler or Felon website. http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_agamemnon_1820.htm

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for Pardon and Occupation.
Source Citation
State Archives NSW
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Original data:
New South Wales Government. Copies of returns of Absolute and Conditional Pardons granted. Series 1165. State Records Reel 774, copy of 4/4492. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of Conditional Pardons. Series 1170. State Records Reel 774. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Register of convicts recommended for Conditional Pardons. Series 1173. State Records Reel 797-798, copy of 4/4478-80. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Alphabetical registers of pardons. Series 1174. State Records Reel 798, copy of 6/884. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of Absolute Pardons. Series 1177. State Records Reel 800, copy of 4/4486-88. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of recommendations for Absolute Pardons. Series 1179. State Records Reel 800, copy of 4/4489-90. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Copies of Conditional Pardons Registered. Series 1172. Reels 775-796, 3037. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for Pardon.
Source Citation
State Archives NSW
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Original data:
New South Wales Government. Copies of returns of Absolute and Conditional Pardons granted. Series 1165. State Records Reel 774, copy of 4/4492. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of Conditional Pardons. Series 1170. State Records Reel 774. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Register of convicts recommended for Conditional Pardons. Series 1173. State Records Reel 797-798, copy of 4/4478-80. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Alphabetical registers of pardons. Series 1174. State Records Reel 798, copy of 6/884. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of Absolute Pardons. Series 1177. State Records Reel 800, copy of 4/4486-88. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Registers of recommendations for Absolute Pardons. Series 1179. State Records Reel 800, copy of 4/4489-90. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Copies of Conditional Pardons Registered. Series 1172. Reels 775-796, 3037. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Ticket of Leave Granted 15 June 1829.
Source.
Source Citation
State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4070]; Reel: 912
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Original data:
Ticket of Leave butts, 31 Mar 1827-20 Aug 1867. Series 12202. State Records Reels 909-965, 2688A. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
Register of Tickets of Leave, 29 Jul 1824-8 Mar 1827. Series 12200. State Records Fiche 753-754. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Another Ticket of Leave 1836
Source.
Source Citation
State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4100]; Reel: 923
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Original data:
Ticket of Leave butts, 31 Mar 1827-20 Aug 1867. Series 12202. State Records Reels 909-965, 2688A. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
Register of Tickets of Leave, 29 Jul 1824-8 Mar 1827. Series 12200. State Records Fiche 753-754. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Source for Trial, Sentence, Occupation and Appearance.

Source Citation
State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4007]; Microfiche: 644
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:
New South Wales Government. Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and Ships. NRS 1150, microfiche 620–624. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. List of Convicts: Minerva, Speedy, Royal Admiral, Minorca, Canada, Nile. NRW 1151, microfiche 625. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Bound manuscript indents, 1788–1842. NRS 12188, microfiche 614–619,626–657, 660–695. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Annotated printed indents (i.e., office copies). NRS 12189, microfiche 696–730, 732–744. State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 wrote:

Children of John Garbutt and Sarah Ann Ward.
John Charles. b 1834
James. b 1835
Maria. b 1836

Source. Ancestry members family trees

Ron Garbutt on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

The Bushranger Connection
It is well documented that the sons of John Garbutt - James and John Charles Garbutt, were both characters of questionable repute, who took part in criminal activities with Frederick Ward (AKA notorious bushranger Captain Thunderbolt). Fred Ward was their uncle, being the brother of their father’s wife, Sarah Ann Ward.

Read about Fred Ward and the Garbutt Brothers at Carol Baxter’s website.
http://www.thunderboltbushranger.com.au/3/category/garbutt james/1.html

See timeline of criminal activities of Bushranger Frederick Ward and the Garbutt Brothers at another page of the same site.
http://www.thunderboltbushranger.com.au/timeline-1835-1863.html

All original sources are listed on the website.

Ron Garbutt on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

Brothers?
Thomas, William and John Garbett were all convicted in 1819 and transported to Australia in 1820.
Thomas and William were both tried at the Salop Assizes in Shropshire, but for different offences and on different dates, Thomas on 17 March and William on 4 October.
John was sentenced at the Warwick Assizes on 7 August 1819.
Thomas arrived in Van Diemen’s Land 17 November 1820 on Caledonia. He remained here until his death in 1873. His son James, however, made his way to the Gilgandra area in the Central West of NSW, where he married and raised his family.
William arrived in VDL 26 July 1820 on Maria. He was transferred to NSW in 1823. He later settled in Cobbora, also in the Central West of NSW.
John arrived in NSW 22 April on Agamemnon. Records show that his sons, John and James ranged over a wide area of country NSW, while engaged in bushranging activities with Fred Ward (AKA Captain Thunderbolt).
Did the Garbutts congregate in this region because of existing close family ties?
On the Stuart Family Message Board site http://stuartfamilyhistory.proboards.com/thread/6
administrator Sarah Stuart writes:
Post by Sarah Stuart on Jan 22, 2011 at 6:42pm
Thomas and William Garbutt came to Van Diemen’s Land as convicts. Their brother John followed soon after. Little is know about William Garbutt except that he moved with his brothers to the Gilgandra area. John Garbutt married Sarah Ann Ward the sister of the famous bushranger Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Wordsworth Ward) and had three children. Two of which helped Thunderbolt steal fifteen horses before being sent to Cockatoo Island Gaol. Thomas married a fellow convict by the name of Ann Wood and had seven children: William (b. 1835 Tasmania), John E D (b. 1843 Tasmania), Caroline (b. 26 June 1846 Tasmania), Mary Ann (b. 1847 Tasmania), Eliza (b. 8 December 1849 Tasmania), Thomas (b. 1837 Tasmania) and my great, great grandfather James.

James Garbutt was born in 1845 in Tasmania. He came with his family to Gilgandra, NSW and worked as a Bullock driver. On the 18th of March 1880 he married Rachel Catherine Elizabeth Mills and had eight children: Ethel May (b. 17 April 1887 Coonamble), Eliza Ann (b. 1882 Dubbo), Edith Jane (b. 1885 Dubbo), Isabella Caroline (b. 1891 Coonamble), Herbert William (b. 1892 Coonamble), Leslie Joseph (b. 1889 NSW), Edgar Vivian (b. 1897 Coonamble) and my great grandmother: Agnes Elizabeth Garbutt. He passed away on 26th of January 1918 at Gilgandra.

Agnes Elizabeth was born in 1881 in Dubbo. She married George Henry Stuart in 1899 at Warren, NSW and had eight children. (See Stuart section for her children.) Agnes passed away in 1973 at Sydney.

Leslie and Isabella never married and looked after their mother until her death. Their house in Armatree, Gilgandra was turned into a museum. Edgar Vivian worked as a cobbler, which was an occupation many of the Garbutt brothers tried. Garbutt is a household name in Gilgandra where there are many Garbutts still living.

I have been unable so far to find any solid evidence that the 3 convict Garbutts were brothers, but it seems possible, even likely that some family ties existed.

I did locate a source that shows Thomas Garbett and a William Garbett being tried together for larceny at the Salop Assizes (Shropshire) in 1818. They received a sentence of 3 months imprisonment.

Source Citation
Class: HO 27; Piece: 16; Page: 1048
Source Information
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:
Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales; Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies, Series HO 26 and HO 27; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.
The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266.

Ron Garbutt on 10th June, 2015 wrote:

Conditional Pardon granted 20 November 1837.

Conditional Pardons freed convicts and were granted on the condition that convicts did not return to England or Ireland. Original copies of the pardons were sent to England and duplicates remained in Australia. Copies were also given to convicts as a proof of pardon.

Ron Garbutt on 14th June, 2015 wrote:

Details for the ship Agamemnon (1820)

Ship Name: Agamemnon
Rig Type: S.
Built: Sunderland
Build Year: 1811
Size (tons): 542
 
Voyage Details
Master: Robert Surtees
Surgeon: James Hall
Sailed: 3 May 1820
From: Portsmouth
Arrived: 22 September 1820
Port: PJ
Route: Rio de Janeiro
Days Travel: 142
Convicts Landed: 178 males & 0 female convicts
Notes:

Source:
Claim a Convict website.
http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/shipDetails.php?shipId=183

Ron Garbutt on 14th June, 2015 wrote:

Convicts and Voyage of the Agamemnon 1820

Some interesting detail about the convicts aboard the Agamemnon can be found at the Free Settler or Felon? website, http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_agamemnon_1820.htm

including the following note on John Garbett.

John Garbutt
Bone and ivory brush maker from Birmingham. 5ft 7 in, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, dark eyes.  Age 28. Tried in Warwick in 1818 and sentenced to transportation for life. Discharged from Emu Plains in April 1823. Appointed constable at Windsor in June 1826. Appointed district constable at Lower Pitt Town in 1828. Granted a ticket of leave for Hawkesbury district in 1829. Application to marry Sarah Ward (born in the colony) in 1835 at Wilberforce. In October 1837 he was posted as a ticket of leave holder absent from his district of Invermein.

Ron Garbutt on 14th June, 2015 wrote:

Death of John Garbett

Died August, 1839
Inquest conclusion: Suffocation by drowning

Source.
Source Citation
State Archives NSW; Series: 2921; Item: 4/6612; Roll: 343
Source Information
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners’ Inquests, 1821-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Original data:
New South Wales Government. Registers of Coroners’ Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries, 1834–1942 (microfilm, NRS 343, rolls 2921–2925, 2225, 2763–2769). State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Sydney City Coroner: Registers of Inquests and Inquiries, 1862–1926 (microfilm, NRS 1783, rolls 1391–1396). State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
New South Wales Government. Reports of Inquests, 1796–1824 (microfilm, NRS 2232, rolls 2232, 2233). State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Ron Garbutt on 15th June, 2015 wrote:

James Garbutt - A Question of Parentage

Some references list the birth year of James as 1835, while others list 1833, or even earlier.

Carol Baxter, on her website, puts forth a compelling argument (with sources) that James was born before his mother, Sarah Ann Ward, formed a relationship with John Garbett, and is likely to be the child of John Haswell.

Read about it at:
http://www.thunderboltbushranger.com.au/analysis-fred-son-of-sister.html

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: John Garbutt

Ron Garbutt on 9th June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000)

Ron Garbutt on 14th June, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au