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Ananias Lumby

Ananias Lumby, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ananias Lumby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 9th April, 1796
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1st August, 1883
Age: 87 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 307 (155)
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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D Wong on 28th September, 2013 wrote:

Ananias was 21 years old when convicted, no crime found.

13/1/1835: Admitted to Newcastle Gaol under sentence of 14 days in the cells - disorderly conduct in gaol.

1837: Assigned to William O’Donnell at Maitland.

1841 Census: At Wollombi
1/2/1845: CP

9/4/1838: Married Julia/Juliet O’Donnell/Farrel/Javez at East Maitland, 5 children.

Settled on 100 acres at Sweetman’s Creek, owned by Julia who had been granted the land because she was a mistress of Dame’s School.

1/8/1883: Ananias died of old age, aged 87, he had been sick for a month.

Louella Walsh on 6th December, 2015 wrote:

11 December 1805 - Christened
Mother - Mary Lumby
No father
1825 - 1st offence - Larceny
Sentence - 6months
1827 - aged 21 2nd offence - Highway Robbery
‘No. 5. Ananias Lumby.  Age 21.  Charged upon oath with having, on 31st day of March last, on the King’s highway in the parish of Leeds, in the West-Riding, feloniously made an assault upon one John Clough and stealing from his person four promissory notes for the payment of one pound each, twenty shillings in silver, one silver watch, one wire watch chain, one metal watch key and one flute, the property of the said John Clough.’ The date of his Commitment was 11th April 1827. 
The jury, after retiring for some time, returned a verdict of guilty.  It was reported on the 1 August 1827 in The Morning Chronicle “his Lordship desired the prisoner to prepare for the worse.”
It was reported in the London Standard 8 August 1827, “Ananias Lumby 21 convicted of highway robbery at Leeds….His Lordship told him that his was a very bad case and that he must leave the country for the remainder of his life.”
He spent time on the prison hulk “Retribution” at Wollwich before he sailed on the Asia.

. In 1838 he applied to marry Julia. Permission was grant and they were married by banns on 9 April 1838, by the Rev G K Rusden a Church of England Minister, in ‘The Chapel’. The School house was referred to as the Chapel and used for services as the church was not built. The witness for the marriage were William Medom and Louisa McDonnell.
In 1841 a census was held.  The returns from Wollombi, Northumberland tells us that Ananias was holding a Ticket of Leave, (he needed this to move around the district) his wife was born in the colony and he had two children born in the colony.  He was employed in agriculture - possibly a farm worker.  Their religion was Church of England.
1 February 1845 he was granted a conditional pardon. The fee for this was 5s 6d which he had to pay.  A conditional Pardon was granted to Ananias – means he was free in the Colony but as a lifer he could never return to England.
Ananias and Julia had five children.
1883 Ananias died at Millfield, aged 77 years and was buried in Wollombi NSW.
(Sources to suit)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 9th April, 1796, date of death 1st August, 1883, gender, occupation

Louella Walsh on 6th December, 2015 made the following changes:


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