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Richard Gilbey

Richard Gilbey, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Gilbey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Upper Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 171 (87)
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 29th October, 2018 wrote:

Richard Gilbey was 19 years old on arrival : Native Place: Devonshire.

Crime: Attempting to break into Commissariat stores.

Richard was literate, protestant, single, 5’9ΒΌ” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows meeting, four small moles on back of neck, mermaid and R inside lower right arm, long scar back of right wrist, two scars back of forefinger of right hand, bird and large burnt mark on upper, Adam and Eve and tree inside lower left arm, scar back of fore, and blue ring on middle finger of left hand.

26/5/1848: TOL Passport, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Crown Lands Murrumbidgee.

23/6/1851: TOL cancelled for being absent from his district.

22/8/1851: TOL Passport, On the application of Mr Carne.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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