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William Knibbs

William Knibbs, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Knibbs
Aliases: William Nibbs
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: 13th August, 1884
Age: 75 years

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 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Bucks., Aylesbury General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 82
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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Convict Changes History

Lorraine Wisener on 27th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, alias1: William Nibbs, date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Christine on 15th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th August, 1884 (prev. 0000), crime

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