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Cribb, Robert (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.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — https://www.bda-online.org.au

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'Cribb, Robert (c. 1790–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cribb-robert-31917/text39369, accessed 18 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1790
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

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

Pre-transportation

Occupation: brick maker

Post-transportation

Children: Yes (3)