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Philip Gunning

Philip Gunning, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Gunning
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 10th September, 1862
Age: 54 years

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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 328
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

frank harris on 20th February, 2014 wrote:

Phillip married Ann Cardwell at Windsor N,S,W,on
16/11/1846.He was 38 years old and had 8 children
His parents were John Gunning and Sarah Picture.His brother Robert(1802-1883)was also a convict to Australia.Phillip was my 2nd great grandfather. Jeanette Gunning /Harris born 1943.

David Gunning on 25th February, 2018 wrote:

Philip committed a number of petty crimes before finally being condemned to death, commuted to transportation for life. He was originally assigned to Sir John Jamison but after serving time on Chain Gang for stealing fruit was reassigned to Thomas Jones, a freed convict, who had a land grant at Wilberforce, NSW. He received a Ticket of Leave 1848 which specifically prohibited his return to the UK. He was later granted land at Bathurst.

Convict Changes History

frank harris on 20th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th September, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

David Gunning on 25th February, 2018 made the following changes:


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