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William Garbett

William Garbett, one of 156 convicts transported on the Maria, 26 July 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Garbett
Aliases: William Garbitt, William Garbatt, William Garbit
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 14th July, 1882
Age: 85 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: Theft of household goods
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maria
Departure date: 26th July, 1820
Arrival date: 1st December, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 348
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 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Sources for Trial, Sentence and Arrival
Source Citation
Class: HO 11; Piece: 3
Source Information
Ancestry.com. Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Convict Transportation Registers; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO11); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Source Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 18
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.

Source Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 33
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 Citation
Class: HO 10; Piece: 43
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 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 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Details for the ship Maria I (2) (1820)
Ship Name: Maria I (2) 
Rig Type: S.
Built: Gainsborough
Build Year: 1798
Size (tons): 427
Voyage Details
Master: Harris Walker
Surgeon: William Hamilton
Sailed: 28 July 1820
From: England
Arrived: 1 December 1820
Port: VDL
Route: Direct
Days Travel: 126
Convicts Landed: 156 males & 0 female convicts
Notes:
Source.
Claim a Convict website. http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/shipDetails.php?shipId=204
Original sources.
The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, pp.343-350
Bateson, Charles & Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.356-357, 383

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote:

William Garbett was granted a Conditional Pardon on 1 January 1840.
Note. His pardon was granted in NSW.
Sources.
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.

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 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Transferred to NSW.
William Garbett was transferred to NSW per ‘John Bull’ on 26 April 1823.
Source. State Records of NSW. Colonial Secretary Index 1788-1825.
GARBATT, William (Per “Maria”) see GARBITT, William

GARBIT, William (Per “Maria”) see GARBITT, William


GARBITT, William. Per “Maria”

1823 Apr 12

On list of prisoners who appeared as witnesses recommended to be sent from Hobart to Port Jackson; witness in the King v Starkey and others (Reel 6058; 4/1771 p.215)

1823 Apr 26

Prisoner transferred from Van Diemen’s Land per “John Bull” to be received into Government employ; also listed as Garbatt and Garbit (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.187, 189-90)

1823 May 14

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.45)

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Short Bio. of William Garbett, including marriage to Elizabeth Catlin.

ID: I14084
Reference Number: 14084
Name: William GARBUTT
Sex: M
Change Date: 30 DEC 2012
Death: ABT 1882 in Dubbo, NSW, AU
Note: 6147/1882 GARBUTT WILLIAM, THOMAS, ANN, DUBBO
Burial: ABT 1882 (unconfirmed burial site) CoE, Cobbarah, NSW, AU

Marriage 1 Elizabeth CATLIN b: ABT 1800 in (date guesstimate), Knowle, England
Married: 23 MAR 1829 in St Matthew’s CoE, Windsor, NSW, AU
Note:
V18294497 3B/1829 GARBETT WILLIAM, CALLICOTT ELIZABETH, CC
V1829918 13/1829 GARBETT WILLIAM, CALLICOTT ELIZABETH, CC
[CC = Church of England, Windsor, St Matthew’s]
Event: Anecdote DEC 2012 in Information on the Chapman family kindly provided by Kevin & Rhonda Curtis
Note:
William and Elizabeth, were convicts who were assigned to William Cox firstly at Mulgoa in 1823 and then at “Fairfield” Clarendon/Windsor in 1828. This is where they met. Elizabeth Catlin from Knowle UK, alias Cattell or by the name Cattin as per the ships records, who married Callicot (marriage and death not found of her first husband) and then William Garbutt [ships records show his name spelt as Garbett] who came from Glazely Shropshire.
Elizabeth was described in the prison indent as a servant, aged 27 years, five feet on and quarter inches tall, fair skinned, brown hair and hazel eyes. She arrived in NSW via Hobart on “Mary Ann 1” in 1823. She was charged with stealing clothing from the dwelling house of her master Richard Woodyatt, a saddler, and shoes from William Shaw. This was not her first offence.
William was described in the prison indent as a labourer and a big man. He stole clothing and household effects and he was also a horse thief. This was not his first offence, he was condemned and reprieved to a life sentence on 4th October 1819 and he sailed from England on “Maria” 28th July 1820 and arrived in Sydney via Hobart on 1st December 1820. He was the first man to drive a wagon over the Blue Mountains Road.
Elizabeth and William Garbutt married on 23 March 1829, after receiving permission from the Governor.
Children
Has Children Hannah GARBUTT b: 03 MAY 1832 in Richmond, NSW, AU

Source. Newton_Nicolls update Oct-2013
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=garryn&id=I14084

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Children of William and Elizabeth.

DEE Nairn, WA Australia writes on December 19, 2001 http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/garbett/147/

My Garbetts have been traced back to William Garbett/ Garbutt born in Shropshire, abt 1797 (or 1801) He was the son of William and Ann (nee Lamb)who married 31st May 1785 at Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Their children were Will 1797, Rosanna 1789 and Thomas 1792.
William Jnr broke into a house and stole bedding and clothing. He was sentenced to transportation to Austrlia (NSW)He arrived aboard the ship “Maria” with 156 other male convicts. They arrived Dec 1820.
Will married Elizabeth Cattell (alias Catlin) in 1829.
Will died 14th July 1882 at Cobbora NSW.
Children: William 1829, Hannah 1832, and George 1836.

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 wrote:

Arrival of Convicts on ‘John Bull’ 1823

arrival: ship John Bull
175 tons
Convict vessel

Master: B Orman
Origin: Derwent
Destination: Sydney 1823 Apr 23

Background

Date Item Details Source
cargo 5186 bushels wheat, 414 packages of sundries ad1

Passenger list
Surname Other names Notes   Source
13 cnv       convict
detachment       48th Regt
Underwood R  
Bunker Miss

Source. Australian Shipping 1788-1968: Vessels arriving by year. http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/events/3/249.htm#15333

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 18th June, 2015 wrote:

Concise story of William Garbett
can be found at Ann Gugler’s Hidden Canberra website, Family History pages.
http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/familyhistory.htm

Chapter 1. Outline of Early Families. pp 17 - 18
http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/Family History/Ch 1-Outline of Families Price Chapman etc.pdf

and

Chapter3. Merrick, Garbutt and Cattel. pp 40 - 41
http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/Family History/Ch 3-Merrick Garbutt Cattel.pdf

Ron Garbutt on 18th June, 2015 wrote:

Addendum to previous entry.
The web addresses did not copy properly. Here they are again.
Ch 1.
http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/Family History/Ch 1-Outline of Families Price Chapman etc.pdf

Ch 3.
http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/Family History/Ch 3-Merrick Garbutt Cattel.pdf

Ron Garbutt on 18th June, 2015 wrote:

Apology.
Web page addresses again failed to copy.
Go to the home page (this link works!) and follow the links to the relevant chapters.

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: William Garbitt

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

alias2: William Garbatt

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

alias3: William Garbit

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

crime

Ron Garbutt on 8th June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1882 (prev. 0000)

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