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John Gilberry

John Gilberry, one of 260 convicts transported on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone, 26 February 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gilberry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Devon, Exeter Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mount Stuart Elphinstone
Departure date: 26th February, 1845
Arrival date: 19th June, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 267 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 235 (119)
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 28th July, 2016 wrote:

John Gilberry was 52 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing a duck”

John was 5’8” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, red whiskers, protestant, literate, hazel eyes, scar on forefinger right hand, scar 2nd finger left hand, hair thin on top of head, stout made, married.

1/5/1849: TOL
24/10/1851: Free Certificate.

22/9/1854: Permission to marry Jane Lane, (Angelina 1844) he was 50 and a widower, she was 44 and a widow.
20/11/1854: Married at Oatlands.

1859: John was the overseer of a Road Party at Jericho.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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