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John Gibson

John Gibson, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gibson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Tailor's boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 451 (227)
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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D Wong on 9th October, 2020 wrote:

Sheffield Independent Yorkshire, England
29 Mar 1828
JOHN GIBSON, (aged 20,) charged with burglariously breaking into the house of George Layfield, and stealing therefrom a sum of money.
Mr. Cottingham, counsel for the prisoner, submitted that there was no evidence of the burglary.
The Jury found the prisoner Guilty, and Judgment of Death was recorded against him.

Father: Christopher Gibson, a Tailor - I last worked for my father.

John was single.

1830 Muster: Public Works
1832 Muster: Public Works
1833 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur

13/6/1834 Trumpeter General, Hobart:
Hobart Town Police Reports.
John Gibson was charged with being absent without leave, and sentenced to Nottman’s road party for six months.

21/3/1835 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
John Gibson, per Manlius, Thomas Smith, per Norval, William Clancey, per Medina, Joseph Clarke, per Richmond, Edward Grimsall, per John, and John Simpson, per City of Edinburgh, were found guilty, the four first for cattle, the two latter for sheep stealing, and death recorded against them.
The Judge held out some hopes to them that their lives would be spared, __ and their sentences commuted to transportation to a Penal Settlement for the term of their natural lives.

1835 Muster: Transported to Norfolk Island.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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