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Patrick Gibbons

Patrick Gibbons, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Patrick Gibbons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1838
Occupation: Soldier/groom
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion and striking an officer
Convicted at: General Court Martial Benares
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Merchantman
Departure date: 29th June, 1864
Arrival date: 12th September, 1864
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 63 (34)
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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 21st August, 2012 wrote:

Patrick was 24 when transported.  He was single, illiterate and protestant.  He worked as a laboiurer, general servant, reaping and a shepherd.

20/12/1868: TOL
9/1/1880: COF

Patrick was a violent man and drank heavily.  Always in and out of court, mostly in York, WA, and in and out of goal.  He had no proper skills, illiterate and somewhat of a vagrant.

Drunkeness, assaulting the Resident Magistrate, Indecent language, fighting, biting off the lip of another man after an argument etc.

In 1886 he was arrested 4 times for being a loose, idle, drunken and disorderly person.  Loitering, no visable means of support etc.

Patrick died in 1890.  He came to his death by falling out of a cart, 4 miles from York and being crushed under a wheel.  He was drunk.

Eric Harry Daly on 15th January, 2013 wrote:

From The York (WA) Occurance Book. 30 Oct 1877

M. Brady T.L. reported at the station 3:30pm that last night when he was at Harden, Yorks (WA) at Beverley he happened to have a few words with Patrick Gibbons T.L. and that while he was asleep at about 11pm he felt a sharp pang and uppon awakening found his lower lip gone, and saw Gibbons standing in front of him with the piece of his mouth. The whole bottom lip had been bitten off from the chin leaving only the corners.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1890-00-00, gender m

Anonymous on 21st August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1838-00-00

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