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Honorah (Norah) Hibbs (1811–?)

Honorah Crotty was sentenced to seven years' transportation for stealing clothes. She landed in Sydney aboard the City of Edinburgh in 1828.

She married Elias Hibbs in 1830.

In 1839 she was returned to Sydney from Moreton Bay penal settlement and in October that same year was found not guilty of larceny. In 1842 she was confined to Darlinghurst gaol for three months.

She was transported from Sydney to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1842 for robbing an immigrant. She was described as being 4 feet 11½ inches (150 cms) tall, with a fresh complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. Tasmanian records show that she continued to offend and spent much time in hard labour, including a spell at the Hobart Female Factory.

She was granted a ticket of leave on 26 September 1848 and was declared free by servitude on 10 February 1849. It is not known what happened to her after that.

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'Hibbs, Honorah (Norah) (1811–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Crotty, Hanorah

Waterford, Munster, Ireland

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years