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James Cribb (1797–1841)

On Tuesday last James Cribb, returning from Windsor to Richmond with a waggon load of lime, the horse shied when in endeavouring to rein in the near shaft horse, his heel came in contact with the fore wheel, he fell, and the fore wheel went over his left leg, which was crushed to pieces—the hind wheel went over his loins which caused instant death.

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Life Summary [details]


13 August, 1797
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


13 July, 1841 (aged 43)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse-drawn vehicle accident

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: 25 March 1815


Occupation: labourer


Children: Yes (9)