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John Tibbs

John Tibbs, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Tibbs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 30th March, 1836
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 375 (187)
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

Graham Wiese on 2nd January, 2017 wrote:

From the Old Bailey proceedings: ISAAC TIBBS and JOHN TIBBS were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Daniels , about the hour of ten at night, with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein four silver tea-spoons, value 10 s. a pair of sheets, value 10 s. a petticoat, value 5 s. two guineas in gold, a Bank of England note, value 5 l. another note, value 2 l. and two other Bank-notes, value 2 l. the property of Francis White .

D Wong on 2nd January, 2017 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Papers:
TIBBS, John. Per “Alexander”, 1806
1813 Nov 6:  Received certificate of freedom. To be struck off the victualling list (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.591)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 17/1276
Name; John Tibbs
When and where tried; Middlesex - 12 Sept 1804
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Alexander - 1806
When time expired. 12 Sept 1811
Date of Certificate; 1 Nov 1813
Description and Remarks;
Native County; London
Trade; Wine Porter & ...
Age; 36 years [1777]
Height; 5 ft. 3 in
Complexion; Dark Sallow
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; Near sighted, slender

Convict Changes History

Graham Wiese on 2nd January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th March, 1836 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 2nd January, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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