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Edward Gibbons

Edward Gibbons, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Gibbons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 15th May, 1875
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Devon. Tiverton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 53 (28)
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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Anonymous on 21st May, 2011 wrote:

his crime was murder

D Wong on 20th September, 2013 wrote:

Edward Gibbons was 25 years old on arrival in VDL.  His occupation was a “Butcher/Ploughman”, and his native place was Culloden.

Edward was 5’3” tall, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, black hair, and he was single.

1835: Assigned to Mr Ashbourner.
7/4/1840: TOL
24/9/1841: COF

Trindy Hogan on 12th May, 2016 wrote:

Edward left a sum of forty pounds to his wife Mary Elizabeth (nee Grosvenor) upon his death. He married Mary on 30th June, 1864.Edward is my great, great, great grandfather.His son George Edward Gibbons(Gibbins!!) was the father of my great grandfather George John Augustine Gibbons who was a returned World War One veteran. His son George James Gibbons was my grandfather. I am currently attempting to transcribe Edwards Last Will and Testament.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810, gender, occupation, crime

Trindy Hogan on 12th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th May, 1875 (prev. 0000)

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