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John Cribb (1773–1833)

John Cribb (1773-1833) was sentenced to life transportation on 28 February 1801 at the Berkshire Assizes. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Coromandel in August 1802. In 1806 he was employed by Rev. Samuel Marsden as a government servant. In 1814 he was listed as a free landholder at Windsor. He was living with Jane Hewitt. His cousin James Cribb was already in the colony.

By 1822 Cribb had purchased 40 acres of land at Windsor all of which were cleared. He held 7 bushels wheat, 250 bushels maize, 5 horses, 11 horned cattle, 200 sheep, and 10 hogs.

John Cribb died on 8 September 1833 at Richmond.

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Life Summary [details]


10 May, 1773
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


8 September, 1833 (aged 60)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life
Court: Berkshire
Trial Date: 28 February 1801


Children: Yes (1)