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Jacob Cribb (c. 1795–1859)

Jacob Cribb (c.1795-1859), a labourer, was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 31 March 1813 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Baring in September 1815. He was described as being 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches (170.2 cms) tall, with a fair pale complexion, light brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Cribb was sent on to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Kangaroo. His ticket leave was revoked and he was sentenced to three months in gaol gang on 30 December 1818 after he stole some bricks, the property of the crown. For stealing from a person in the gaol he sentenced to 25 lashes on 18 March 1819. For riding in a cart without reins to guide the oxen he was fined 10 shillings on 9 September 1820.

Cribb returned to New South Wales some time after 1827. He died in the hospital at Windsor on 11 June 1859; his age was given as 60 and his occupation as 'pauper'.

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'Cribb, Jacob (c. 1795–1859)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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c. 1795
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


1859 (aged ~ 64)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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