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Isaac Cribb (c. 1785–1858)

Isaac Cribb (c.1785-1858), a labourer, was found guilty on 13 August 1814, at the Somerset Assizes, of horse theft. Sentenced to life transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Baring in September 1815. He was described as being 28 years old, 5 feet 6¾ inches (167.6 cms) tall, with a fair pale complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes.

Cribb applied for a ticket of leave in 1824 (granted in 1825); he was working as a government servant for John Cribb at the time. Described as a farmer he married Amelia Gordon on 8 November 1830 at Richmond. The couple had two children before her death in 1833. Cribb then married Bridget Clifford on 6 May 1833 at Richmond and on 23 February 1835 (stating that he was a widower) married Sarah Brown who had been assigned to him as a servant.

Isaac Cribb died on 18 November 1858 at Glebe, Sydney; his age was given as 69 and cause of death as consumption.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Milson, Isaac

c. 1785
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


18 November, 1858 (aged ~ 73)
Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: life
Court: Somerset
Trial Date: 13 August 1814


Occupation: labourer


Children: Yes