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John Gibbs

John Gibbs, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gibbs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1843
Age: 40 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 211 (107)
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

D Wong on 26th December, 2012 wrote:

John Gibbs was 35 years old when transported. 

29/8/1843: TOL Paterson

28/11/1843: Convict Death Register: Killed at the Williams River by the falling of a tree.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, date of death 1843, gender, occupation, crime

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