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George Gribble

George Gribble, one of 240 convicts transported on the Parkfield, 12 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Gribble
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 36 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 21 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 21 years
Ship: Parkfield
Departure date: 12th May, 1839
Arrival date: 1st September, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Gloucestershire marriage register, St Scots Sydney marriage register, Australian convict records, Sydney gaol records for 1839.
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 17th June, 2012 wrote:

George Gribble was 31, and married when transported.

1846: TOL Muswellbrook
28/2/1849: TOL Passport - on recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands Darling Downs.

1839: Married Anne McPherson at St Scots Sydney.

1854: Intestate Extates: George Gribble McIntyre River.

Alison on 18th March, 2020 wrote:

George Gribble was born in Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire in about 1818.  There are various spellings of his last name - but generally the family used variations of Grivell and Gribble. He was the son of John Grivell and his wife Phoebe Garraway, and was baptised on 8 Feb 1818 at the church in Old Sodbury.

George married Ann Isles at Thornbury, Gloucestershire on 10 Feb 1839, and committed the crime for which he was transported for 21 years only 9 days later on 19 Feb 1839.  He had been before the Gloucestershire courts several times previously, and in 1838 served 3 months for larceny.

Most of George’s siblings emigrated to Australia and New Zealand - his sister Eliza settling in Wellington, and his brothers William, Elias, Luke and Job in South Australia.

Alison on 20th March, 2020 wrote:

It seems incredibly unlikely that the George Gribble who married Anne McPherson at St Scots Sydney on 4 November 1839 is convict George Gribble who arrived aboard the Parkfield.

1. George Gribble was already married, and this was listed on the convict indents for the Parkfield.

2. The Parkfield arrived 1 September 1839 and the marriage took place on 4 November 1839.  How likely is it that a married convict with a 21 year sentence would marry in Sydney only 2 months after arrival?

3.  There is no permission to marry to be found for George Gribble of the Parkfield.

4.  The age is incorrect.  The age of the George Gribble who married in 1839 was 27.  George Gribble the convict was 20 or 21 as at Nov 1839.

5.  Having viewed the entry in the St Scots register, the elegant signature of George Gribble in Sydney in Nov 1839 is nothing at all like the rather shaky signature of George Gribble when he married in Gloucestershire in February 1839 (and where he signed his name as Grivell).

5.  There was another George Gribble in Sydney at the time.  A wheelwright named George Gribble had come Free aboard the Waverley in June 1839.  It seems more likely that the marriage is this George Gribble instead.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 17th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808-00-00, date of death 1854-00-00, gender m

Alison on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:

term: 21 years (prev. 20 years), source: Gloucestershire prison records, England & Wales criminal registers, prison hulk records, Gloucestershire parish records, Australian convict indents and records (all on ancestry.com) plus newspapers.com for trial in

Alison on 20th March, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Gloucestershire marriage register, St Scots Sydney marriage register, Australian convict records, Sydney gaol records for 1839. (prev. Gloucestershire prison records, England & Wales criminal registers, prison hulk records, Gloucestershire parish

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