Personal Details

Name: GIBSON, William
Convict Number(s): 1281
Year of Birth: 1824
Date of Death: 05/05/1915
Place of Death: South Bunbury, WA.
Cause of Death: Natural Causes.

Arrival Details

Ship Arrived on: William Jardine
Ship Arrival Year: 1852

Tickets and Pardons

Ticket of Leave

Date: 17/10/1853

Conditional Pardon

Date: 17/09/1859

Certificate of Freedom


British Details

Relationship Status: Married
Number of Children: 2
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Literacy: Illiterate
Religion: Protestant
Place of Conviction: Norwich, England.
Details of Crime: Break & Enter , stealing spoons, forks, candlesticks, Communion Service, etc.. Sentenced to 10 years Transportation.

Western Australia Work Details

Western Australia Work Locations: Bunbury, Donnybrook.
Employment Types: Farm Labourer, Market Gardener, Farmer, Land Owner.

Western Australian Re-Convictions


Details of Crime


Additional Information

In 1859 applied for wife Ann nee HARRISON and Child to follow him to Australia as assisted migrants. Subsequently married Amelia NEEDS at St Marks Church, Picton on 8 October, 1861. Operated as a Yeoman Framer at " Crandon ", before working as a Tenant Farmer for Hyman LIPSCHITZ at " Preston Farm " in 1862. Bought several small parcels of land incl. 40 Acres in the Wellington District ( Owned approx. 100 Acres ).. ( Refer WABI Cards ). Sincere thanks to Lisa DEVLYN for advising details of this Convict. Special thanks to Megan LAWLESS from Memories of Bunbury Facebook for supplying a copy of " GIBSON, William, 1824-1915, Arrival in Australia by Mavis LITTLEFAIR ', which has allowed me to present a mini Biography about the ex-Convict on this website.