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Details for the convict John Garbett (1820)

Convict Name:John Garbett
Trial Place:Warwick Assizes
Trial Date:7 August 1819
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Agamemnon
Arrival Year:1820
 
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c1791 Born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England.

7 Aug 1819. Tried at Warwick Assizes for unknown crime. Sentenced to life.

3 May 1820. Departure from Portsmouth aboard convict ship Agamemnon.

22 Sept 1820. Arrival at Port Jackson, NSW.

Some details on John Garbett (below) are provided at the Free Settler or Felon? website.
http://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_agamemnon_1820.htm
Bone and ivory brush maker from Birmingham. 5ft 7 in, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, dark eyes. Age 28.

Apr 1823. Discharged from Emu Plains (prison farm?)

Jun 1826. Appointed constable at Windsor.

1828. Appointed district constable at Lower Pitt Town.

15 Jun 1829. Granted Ticket of Leave for Hawkesbury District.

7 Dec 1835. Married Sarah Ann Ward (Age 19, born in the colony) at Pitt Town.

Oct 1837. Posted as a ticket of leave holder absent from his district of Invermein.

20 Nov 1837. Granted Conditional Pardon. Granted on the condition that convicts did not return to England or Ireland.

1839. Death. Inquest date 5 Aug 1839. Verdict: suffocation due to drowning.

Children of John Garbett and Sarah Ann Ward
John Charles. (1834)
James. (1835)
Maria. (1836)

The Bushranger Connection
It is well documented that the sons of John Garbutt - James and John Charles Garbutt, were both characters of ill repute, who took part in criminal activities with, and without, Frederick Ward (AKA notorious bushranger Captain Thunderbolt). Fred Ward was their uncle, being the brother of their mother, Sarah Ann Ward. Their offences included everything from petty theft and receiving stolen goods to cattle and horse stealing to indecent assault (James), even murder (John).
(Some sources claim that Sarah was actually Frederick Ward's mother, making John Charles and James half brothers of Frederick)
Read about Fred Ward and the Garbutt Brothers at Carol Baxter’s website.
http://www.thunderboltbushranger.com.au/3/category/garbutt james/1.html
See timeline of criminal activities of Bushranger Frederick Ward and the Garbutt Brothers at another page of the same site.
http://www.thunderboltbushranger.com.au/timeline-1835-1863.html

Read more about the alternative story (i.e. Sarah being the mother of Fred Ward) in Barry Sinclair’s review of Captain Thunderbolt – Horse Breaker to Bushranger by David Brouwer. 2nd edition. 2007.
http://users.tpg.com.au/u sers/barrymor/David%20Brouwer%27s%20Book.html
Submitted by Researcher (4354) on 30 June 2015

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Research notes

Conviction, Arrival, Convict Record. Source: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO 10, Piece 19); TNA, UK.
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Name, Birth Year, Ship, Residence. Source: NSW Gov. 1828 Census: . 1273, Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507.
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Birth, Conviction, Ship, Arrival, Pardon. Source: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4007]; Microfiche: 644
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Birth, Conviction, Native Place, Arrival Pardon. Source: State Archives NSW. NSW Gov. Copies of returns of Absolute and Conditional Pardons granted. (and others)
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Conviction, Ship, Departure. Source: Home Office: Convict Transportation Registers; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO11; Piece 3); The National Archives of the UK (TNA)
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Ticket of Leave. Source: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4070]; Reel: 912
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Birth Year, Occupation, Description, Ticket of Leave. Source: State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12202; Item: [4/4100]; Reel: 923
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Permission to marry. Source: State Archives NSW; Series: 12212; Item: 4/4512; Page: 160
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Marriage registration (No. 41) showing date and place of marriage. Source; Ancestry family trees. (Spelling on registration is Garbitt)
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Death. Source: State Archives NSW; Series: 2921; Item: 4/6612; Roll: 343
Submitted by Researcher (4354) on 30 June 2015

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/3, p.302

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