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Robert Cribb (c. 1790–?)

Robert Cribb (c.1790- ), a brickmaker, was found guilty on 28 March 1812, at Gloucester, Gloucestershire, of stealing a horse. Sentenced to 14 years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Earl Spencer in October 1813. He was described as being 5 feet 5½ inches (153.7 cms) tall, with a fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, and hazel eyes. He was assigned to John Oxley as a servant and was still with him in 1822.

Cribb was granted a ticket of leave in 1822; he was working as a labourer. In 1828 he was living with Ann Allen. They had two children, a third child was born in 1830.

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c. 1790
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Gloucestershire
Trial Date: 28 March 1812


Occupation: brick maker


Children: Yes (3)