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John Jibb

John Jibb, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jibb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 521 (262)
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 14th July, 2018 wrote:

15/2/1828 Stamford Mercury Lincolnshire, England:

The magistrates acting at Bourn, in conjunction with the police of this town, have been lately indefatigable their exertions to bring to justice a gang of desperarte characters, who have for a long time by nocturnal associate preyed upon a large circuit of coungtry ; and we are happy to congratulate our readers in this neighbourhood upon the apprehension and commitment to Lincoln Castle of the following individuals, viz. John Jibb, tailor, of Stamford, for burglary; Wm. Wright, commonly called Tulip Wright, of Stamford, a corporal upon the Staff of the Lincoln Militia ; Wm. Wright, laborer, of Barrowden ; Geo. Collins, laborer, of Edenham (for sheep stealing) ; and Wm. Osborn, laborer, of Carlby.

William Wright, the Corporal arrived VDL per ‘Lady Harewood 1829’.

William Osborn was on board the ‘Lord Melville’ but his trial date was 15/7/1828
not 8/3/1828 as the others were.

No ship found for the other Wm. Wright.

George Collins arrived NSW per ‘Mellish 1829’.
John Jibb was aged 40 when convicted of “Breaking into the house of Robert Stubley, farmer, and stealing 2 flitches of bacon, 2 pieces of pickled pigs head, 2 pigs cheeks, 3 bladders of hogs lard, 2 pots of hogs lard, 1 leg of mutton, 1 cheese, 1 pound and a half of butter and 2 strainer cloths. Stealing 7 stone weight of beef and 5 stone weight of mutton belonging to Robert Browning of Thurlby, butcher. Stealing 3 men’s coats, 5 waistcoats, 2 pairs of trousers and other articles belonging to Thomas Miller of Barnack, tailor; and 3 pairs of boots, 3 pairs of shoes and other articles belonging to John Riddell of Barnack, cordwainer”

James Squires and William Osborn were also charged with the last offence. Osborn turned King’s evidence.

1845: Recommended for a CP

16/1/1847: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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