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Henry Gibb

Henry Gibb, one of 192 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 01 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Gibb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1st May, 1883
Age: 90 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 1st July, 1830
Arrival date: 8th November, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 424
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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Phil Hands on 6th March, 2018 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Kent Quarter Sessions in Maidstone on 14th January 1830 for the theft of timber, sentenced to transportation for life.
Left England on 1st July 1830.
Ship:- the ‘Royal Admiral’ sailed with 193 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 8th November 1830.

Henry had married Elizabeth Edwards on 20th September 1819 at Withyham, England and they had 6 children, Henry 1820,
Amos 1821, George 1822, Thomas 1825, Eliza 1826 & Ann 1828.
Elizabeth and the children remained in England.

On arrival he was assigned to John Town, the miller, in the Hawkesbury district. At some point after arriving in Australia, Henry started using the name Gibbs.

Later he was assigned to Mr Bell of Bell’s farm.
Mary Anne Quigley also worked for Mr. Bell. She had come to Australia with her mother, brother & sister in 1838, her father, Patrick,  being a former convict, arriving on the ‘Sophia’ in 1829.
Henry & Mary Anne married in 1840 at Wilberforce when she was 25 & he was 42. Their cottage was in Charles Street in Enfield (later North Richmond) & they both died in this house. They had nine children between 1839-1859 who, with the exception of the youngest who died aged ten, all married the offspring of local Hawkesbury pioneers.

He was granted his Ticket of Leave and in 1843 had his Ticket of Leave Transport, which allowed him to travel between the Hawkesbury District & Sydney for the farmer who employed him at that time. This was Mr. I L. Bell of Bell’s Farm.

Mary Ann died on 19th October 1863 at North Richmond, NSW age 47.

Henry died on 1st May 1883 at North Richmond, NSW age 90.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 6th March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st May, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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