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Richard Kibble, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 423 (211)
||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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Beth Kebblewhite on 12th September, 2019 wrote:
Richard Kibble (c1786-?) arrived in Sydney on the ship Anne II on 26 Feb 1810. He had been tried at Buckinghamshire Assize [Aylesbury in 1811 Muster] on 5 March 1808 & received a 7 year term. [PRO – crime – sheep stealing, sentenced to death].
Elizabeth HOLLOWAY, Broxbornebury, con, on stores, FF, Parra (3342)
Richard Kibble, Anne 2, con, off stores, to Mr G Blaxland, Parra (2602) [Richard was Elizabeth’s husband-to-be. Note: Gregory Blaxland, master of 15 assigned convicts]
1815 - Elizabeth Holloway/Hulloway married Richard Kibble/Skibble (?) at St Johns Parra on 12 Aug 1815. Richard Kibble, aged 29, Free, Abode: St Johns [Parramatta], Signed; & Elizabeth Hullaway (sic), aged 25, arrived per Broxbornebury, Abode: St Johns [Parramatta], Signed X; married 12 Aug 1815, registered St Johns Church of England Parramatta by Banns by Samuel Marsden; Witness: William Harvy, Signed X; Witness: Mary Harvy, Signed X (V1815-712-47B & 1804-3A & St John’s Church of England, Parramatta NSW: Church Register - Marriages; ML ref: Reel SAG 55-56) [Note: Richard and Elizabeth did not have children]
1820 - Richard Kibble, Ordinary Constable, wrote to Gov Macquarie, stating that he had received his certificate on 03/04/1815, was a married man & would like some land & become a farmer. 40 acres written. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Memorial Fiche 3024; 4/1824B p585) [Note: No mention in the latter that he was a constable, only written on SRNSW Col Sec index]
Elizabeth HOLLOWAY, FBS, Broxbornebury, wife of R Cable (?), Windsor (A10315) & spouse –
Richard KEBBLE (?), FBS, Anne, 7 years, landholder, Windsor. Lease Resident; Total, Cleared, Cultivated, 12 bushels maize held, 6 horned cattle, 4 hogs (A11806)
1822, 12 Feb. – A letter from the Col Sec Fred. Goulburn, was given to Richard Kibble, addressed to the “Constable on Duty, Cowpastures” – stating that Richard had permission for himself, his wife & 3 male servants (convicts), to proceed to the area south-west of the Cookbundoon Range, with 134 cattle. The cattle belonged to Mrs Minchin, Mr Reynolds & John Doyle 3 cows & 3 calves were the property of Kibble. The convicts were assigned to Mrs Minchin. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Letters Sent Reel 6008; 4/3504A p431)
1823, March – Richard was on a list of Constables in Sydney, from Sep 1820 to March 1823. It stated that he resigned on 9 July 1821. [Dates & place sound wrong]. (Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Letters Received Reel 6056; 4/1764 p64)
Elizabeth HOLLOWAY, FS, Broxbornebury, 7 years, wife of Richard Kibble, Evan (25410)
Richard Kable (sic); 7 years; Arrived per Ann 1810, Status: FS (Free by Servitude); occupation/Residence &c: Landholder, Evan or Richmond [John Norman was listed as a GS of Richard. Two boys, Richard Ogle (aged 11, BC) & William Ogle (aged 12, BC) were recorded as living/working for Richard]
Elizabeth KIBBLE, 37, FS, Broxbornebury, prot, (K0738) wife to –
Richard KIBBLE, 42, FS, Anne 2 1810, prot, farmer at Evan *(K0737 – 30 acres, 3 horses, 8 cattle)
1831 – “THE following Tenders having been accepted for the Service of this Department during the Year 1832, are published for general information. His Majesty’s Troops and Mounted Police…At Springwood and Weatherboard Hut. Richard Kibble, fresh and salt beef, and fresh mutton, 3½d. per lb.; flour, 3½d. per lb; spirits, 15s. per gallon Imperial; maize, 1½d. per lb. ; hay, 1d. per lb ; 1¼d.. per lb.; straw, ½d.. per lb.” (Source: Sydney Gazette, 31/12/1831, p1)
1833 – Richard Kibble was indicted for stealing an ox at Bathurst, the property of Sir John Jamison but was acquitted as it was a misunderstanding. (Source: Sydney Monitor, 27/11/1833, p4)
1834 to 1841 -
Richard Kibble Bathurst Road, Penrith (Woolpack Inn) [Valley Heights] 30 Jun 1834
Richard Kibble Bathurst Road, Penrith/Fitzgeralds Valley (Woolpack Inn)1 Jul 1835
Richard Kibble Bathurst Road, Penrith (Woolpack Inn) 30 Jun 1836
Richard Kibble Mt Victoria/Hartley (Plough Inn) 2 Sep 1841
(Source: SRNSW NSW Certificates for Publicans’ Licences, 1830-1849)
1834, 21 Aug. – “TUESDAY, 19th AUGUST.
(Before the Chief Justice, and a Jury of Civil Inhabitants.)
George Churchwood and John Connell, were indicted for a highway robbery on the person of Richard Kibble, at Lapstone Hill, on the 24th June last. The prisoner Churchwood pleaded guilty ; Council, not guilty.
Richard Kibble being sworn, said I live at Fitzgerald’s Valley on the Bathurst road ; on the 24th June last, about 8 o’clock in the morning, I left my house to proceed to Sydney ; on reaching Lapstone Hill, I was stopped by two men ; one of the men said he had a message for me ; I stooped down off my horse to ask what it was, when the man pulled me off on the ground ; I asked what they wanted ; they said we want your money, and your money we’ll have ; I called out murder, and they put their hands over my mouth ; they took off my great coat, jacket, and waistcoat ; Connell was the man that came up and said he had a message for me, and took the most active part in the robbery; he took off my clothes, and delivered them to Churchwood who went away with them ; they were not armed ; they said ” hold your tongue, or else;” I do not know what they meant ; I lost besides my clothes £28 of my own money, £27 of Mr. Evans’s; and ten or twelve shillings in silver in my waistcoat pocket, which I kept loose to pay my expences on the road ; the money was in Bank notes, orders on private individuals for the payment of money, and checks on the bank ; I have recovered none of the money ; I have since seen my jacket, waistcoat, and a penknife which the prisoners also took from me ; I swear positively to the identity of the prisoners at the bar ; I had often seen Churchwood before at Emu Plains ; I knew he belonged to one of the gangs on the mountain road. Cross-examined by Connell.-I did not tell a number of people that I did not know you, and could not identify you ; I said the person who had robbed me, wore very thin whiskers, and so you had at that time, but have been since shaved off; I could not immediately identify you, when you was brought out of Penrith gaol, because my eyes were bad ; I might have told Captain King and Mr. Savage upon the bench, that I did not know you ; you were dressed differently then.
William Smith being sworn, said, I am a sawyer, working in a road party on the Bathurst road; I saw the prisoner Connell, on the 23d June last ; he came to me when I was at work, and asked me to send George Churchill to him ; I mean the other prisoner at the bar ; they stopped together at our gang all that night ; they went in the morning to Lapstone Hill, and Connell said that the first man they met, must be a better man than him, if they did not rob him ; Connell said he had ran away from an iron-gang; I did not expect them to return to the gang; I thought they intended to abscond ; I saw Connell on the following day ; he gave me 2s. 6d., and asked me to bring him something to eat, and I did do so ; he said he had robbed Kibble on the road ; I did not know who Kibble was ; he told me he took hold of his horse, and with the assistance of Church- wood pulled Kibble off on the ground and robbed him ; he was not dressed then as when he left me on the day before ; I saw some silver with him, I cannot say how much ; he was in his shirt sleeves ; he said he had left his jacket on the road ; on the following day, I again saw Connell who gave me a pair of boots to take to a man, named Masterman, in the gang ; on the next day I saw him again and he told me to boil him a pot of tea ; I did so and was taking it to him, when a policeman followed me and apprehended us both; I was sent to Penrith, and was sentenced 100 lashes, 50 of which I received; when we were in the gaol, Connell told me where some of the money was planted, and I went out with two of the constables to find it, but it was gone; we saw the tracks of persons, as if they had been there before us.
This witness prevaricated so grossly while giving his testimony, that the Solicitor General said he could not offer him to the jury as a person fit to be believed, and he would therefore endeavour to make out the case without his evidence.
Jeremiah Sheehan being sworn, said, I am a private soldier in the 4th regiment ; on the 24th June, Mr. Kibble informed me that he had been robbed in the neighbourhood of Lapstone-hill ; I took my musket, and went in that direction, and apprehended the prisoner Churchwood; there was another man with him who got away ; I took Churchwood to my office at Emu barracks, and we found a blue jacket concealed on his person ; the other man in his company appeared to be dressed in a blue jacket, check shirt, and cord trowsers ; I could not see him sufficiently to identify him.
John Proctor being sworn, said, I am chief constable at Penrith ; I got these shoes from constable Duff to try them on Connell ; they fitted him easily ; I am a shoemaker by trade. Robert Duff being sworn, said, I got these shoes from the berth of a man named Masterman, a prisoner in an iron gang at Emu Plains.
Israel Howson being sworn, said, I belong to the mounted police; I apprehended Connell on the 27th June, near the Nepean River, about half a mile from Lapstone-hill ; he was lying down drinking tea, and eating bread ; I delivered him up to a serjeant who was in the road ; I saw Smith afterwards coming off the rock with an empty kettle ; I asked Connell if he was concerned in the robbery of Mr. Kibble; he denied that he was; he said he had ran from the Stockade gang on the previous Sunday.
Cross-examined-On the next morning I met Mr. Kibble, and told him I thought I had taken the other man who had robbed him ; he said very well, I shall go down to the gaol and see him ; I saw the prisoner Connell at the Court on the following day ; Kibble did not identify Connell at first ; I think he was in such a bustle, that he did not rightly know who it was had robbed him; he afterwards identified Connell by a remarkable tooth which grew out of its place on the side of his mouth.
Stephen Burran being sworn, said, I am a constable at No. 2 stockade gang, stationed at Cox’s River ; the prisoner Connell belonged to that gang; he absconded from it about the middle of June ; I think it was about the 22d day of the month ; Churchwood was not at my gang at that time ; the two gangs were about 70 miles apart ; I think these boots were Connell’s ; but I cannot swear it positively; the prisoner Connell never wore any whiskers ; he had a very remarkable tooth on the side of his mouth ; it was what is called a buck tooth.
This was the case for the prosecution. The prisoner Connell called on four witnesses, two of whom had been duly subpoenaed, but they were not in attendance.
The Chief Justice summed up the evidence, and left the case with the jury, telling them that if they disbelieved the testimony of William Smith, they might apply themselves to the other parts of the evidence, and say upon that, whether they were satisfied or not with the identity of the prisoner Connell.
The jury, without hesitation, returned a verdict of guilty, and judgment of death was immediately recorded against both the prisoners.” (Source: Sydney Gazette, 21/08/1834, p2)
1835 – “FOUND ASTRAY on the Road to Bathurst, a Dark Bay HORSE, black mane and legs, three years old, a small star on the forehead, and some white spots under the saddle, or saddle marks on the back. Branded under the mane on the off side with the letters R H or R K. Whoever owns the above Horse may have the same an application to Mr. Richard Kibble, at the Woolpack Inn, on the Bathurst road, Fitzgerald Valley. If not claimed within twenty-one days from this date will be sold at the Court House Penrith, to defray expenses. March 28th 1834.” (Source: Sydney Herald, 02/04/1835, p3)
1837 Convict Muster:
R. [Richard] Kibble of Penrith was the master for 6 assigned convicts. (Source: Return of General Muster of Convicts in New South Wales on 31 December 1837; TNA ref: Reel PRO 71-72 Vol. 10/32-35, published in “General Return of Convicts in New South Wales 1837”, edited by N.G. Butlin, C.W. Cromwell & K.L. Suthern, published by ABGR, Sydney 1987)
1842 – “NEW INSOLVENTS.-The following parties had their schedules registered yesterday : Alfred Martin, Innkeeper, Liverpool Road ; Richard Kibble, Innkeeper, Mount York;…” (Source: Sydney Herald, 17/06/1842, p2) [Note: SRNSW Insolvent Records for Richard Kibble were too fragile to be allowed to view. Item #318, 2/8691]
1842 – “FORGING AND UTTERING. John Christian Waldon, late of Hartley, free by servitude, was indicted for having, on or about the 20th March last, forged a warrant or order for £9 10s., purporting to have been drawn by James Walker, Esq., J.P., Hartley, ,in favour of John Smith, and payable by W. Walker and Co., of Sydney. The prisoner was also indicted for having uttered the same with intent to defraud Richard Kibble, late publican, at Mount Victoria.
The prisoner pleaded guilty of having uttered it without knowing it to be forged, which His Honor held was equivalent to u plea of not guilty.
The Solicitor-General, in commencing the proceedings, stated, that the present was another instance of a forged money order being passed at a public-house, in the. same way as many others had been, viz., by the parties first running up a score, and then giving the forged document in payment. He then called several witnesses, from whose evidence it appeared, that about the time laid in the indictment, the prisoner was in the employ of a man named Hughes, a shoemaker; that the prisoner went with another man several times to the prosecutor’s public-house, and got liquor and refreshments to between £3 and £4; after which he called on Mrs. Kibble, and gave her the note in question, telling her, at the same time, to take out of it what he owed her, together with £1 17s. which his master, Ned Hughes, owed her, and give him the balance, amounting to £3, which she did. Soon afterwards, it was discovered that the order was a forgery ; after which a constable called on Mrs. Kibble, got the document from her, and produced it at the Police-office, where she marked it, she being unable either to read or write. At the trial, the wife of the prosecutor would not swear that the order produced was like the one she had given to the constable, and was the one which she had marked at the Police Office. Hughes, who had seen the order also, declined saying whether it was the one he had seen produced at the Police Office or not, as he could neither read nor write. Enquiry was made for the constable, Thorp, who had got the order from the woman ; but it appeared he had not been sub-poenaed.
His Honor said, that he was in doubt whether he should put the case to the Jury or not; on which the Solicitor-General. submitted, that the plea put in by the prisoner identified the note. His Honor then called on the prisoner for his defence, and at the same time cautioned him against saying any- thing to criminate himself. The prisoner declined making any defence. His Honor briefly summed up, and pointed out the part of the evidence which was weak for the consideration of the Jury.
The Jury retired for about five minutes, and returned a verdict of Not Guilty, and stated, that if they had been trying the prisoner by the Scotch law, their verdict would have been, not proven. The prisoner was then admonished and discharged.” (Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 130/09/1842, p2)
1848 - Elizabeth Kibble, aged 61, died 29/02/1848. The funeral was registered at C of E, O’Connell Plains [near Bathurst]. (V1848-728-33B)
No death found for Richard Kibble in NSW BDM indexes.
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Convict Changes History
Beth Kebblewhite on 12th September, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime