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Gilbert Marshall

Gilbert Marshall, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Gilbert Marshall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th November, 1800
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 26th December, 1855
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Bristol City Session of Peace Oyer and Terminer Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 189 (96)
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

Anonymous on 4th July, 2012 wrote:

Gilbert Marshall was 19 years old when indicted.  He was originally sent to NSW.

Colonical Secretary:
8/9/1821: Carpenter.  On list of all persons victualled from H M Magazines.
7/11/1821: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per ‘Sally’
c.1822: On list of convicts at Port Macquarie.
15/3/1823: Runaway from Port Macquarie returned to Sydney.
14,15/4/1823: Prisoner to be forwarded to Hobart per ‘Brixton’ for purpose of serving remainder of his sentence at Macquarie Harbour.
19/7/1824: Runaway from Port Macquarie.  On list of convicts forwarded to Hobart per ‘Brixton’ on 15/4/1823.
21/4/1825: Convict at Van Diemen’s Land claiming certificate of freedom; re transmission of his description & sentence to Hobart.

1/1/1830: Appointed Constable, Field Police.
1/11/1831: Found in the cells in the watchouse in a indecent situation with two female convicts - to be dismissed from the office of Constable and suspended until the pleasure of the Govenor be signified.

1832: On loan to Mrs Burn
4/1833: COF.

1834: Married Janet Black (per Lady of the Lake).
They had 9 children 5 boys and 4 girls, Gilbert was born in Tasmania in 1835 and the rest in Victoria.

30/12/1837: Departed from Launceston - Mr & Mrs Gilbert Marshall and child to Port Phillip.

1/6/1837: Bought an allotment in Melbourne for 10 pounds deposit and premises amounting to 50 pounds to be build in 12 months.

He later bought more land in Melbourne.

The Argus Melbourne, Friday 28th December 1855.
SHOCKING DEATH. - The Body of a man, named Gilbert Marshall, was found burnt to a cinder among the remains of a tent on the Richmond Flat yesterday morning.  It appeared that the deceased was a resident of some forty miles up the country, and had come to Richmond for the purpose of collecting his rents, a good many of the dwellings on the Flat being his property.  He occupied the tent alone, and went to bed in a state of intoxication, having attended a wake.  The tent was discovered to be on fire at half-past two in the morning, and when the neighbors went to the spot all that remained of the occupant of the tent was a charred and lifeless mass.  An inquest was held on the body yesterday before Dr. Wilmott, City Coroner, when a verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned.

Gilbert died in Richmond but was buried at Whittlesea, Victoria in 1855.

Pedr John Marshall on 27th August, 2018 wrote:

Gilbert was christened 22/05 1801 at St Mary’s Somersetshire, England

He married Janet Black on the 03/03/1834 at New Norfolk, Tasmania by Banns in the Church of England at New Norfolk by W. Garrard, Chaplain
and Edward Sorrell Witness

Pedr John Marshall on 27th August, 2018 wrote:

Gilbert Marshall was Buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery on the 29/12/1855 following his death and the Inquest on the 27/12/1855 conducted
by Coroner Wilmott.The informant at the inquest was his son Gilbert Marshall. Probate was granted to G.Scarborough and Thos Grifith (Source VPRO Probate Index*Ref:1:813*)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 4th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1855-12-26, gender m

Pedr John Marshall on 27th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 7th November, 1800 (prev. 0000)

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