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Thomas Cribb (c. 1784–1859)

Thomas Cribb (c.1784-1859), a labourer, was sentenced to life transportation on 23 July 1814 at Wiltshire, England. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Baring in September 1815. He was described as being 27 years old, 5 feet 4¼ inches (163.1 cms) tall, with a fair pale complexion, brown hair and blue eyes.

Cribb married Ann Jones on 15 October 1821 at St Matthew's Church, Windsor; both signed the register with an 'x'. He had been granted a conditional pardon by 1822 and was listed in the muster as a landholder at Windsor. The couple had moved to Richmond by 1828. They do not appear to have had children.

Thomas Cribb died at Colo, New South Wales on 17 June 1859; his age was given as 65 and cause of death as old age.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1784
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


17 June, 1859 (aged ~ 75)
Colo, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life
Court: Wiltshire
Trial Date: 23 July 1814


Occupation: labourer