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John Bidgood

John Bidgood, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bidgood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon, Plymouth Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224). Tasmanian Archives - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/results?qu=john&qu=bidgood
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 wrote:

John BIDGOOD was convicted at Plymouth, Devon, England on 7 July 1834 for stealing an umbrella. Gaol Report: “very bad, in custody before”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Augusta Jessie’ arriving January 1835. Punished onboard for stealing - flogged. Ship surgeon’s report: “indifferent”.

Single man; aged 20 yrs; a baker; 5’0 1/2” height; fair complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes .
Native place of birth: Plymouth, England.

VDL:
various work assignments.  Some records of misconduct.

Free Certificate no. 524 in 1841.

20 March 1843: Marriage, at Parish Church of England, Hobart.  John BIDGOOD, aged 29 yrs, baker to Mary HILL, aged 21 yrs, spinster. (ref. 37/1/3 no. 388) (Mary Hill was transported on the ‘Navarino’)

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 wrote:

28 May 1852: Departed Hobart, VDL for Melbourne, Victoria.  Steerage passenger on the ‘Goldseeker’. Listed as a baker, aged 40 yrs. (ref. CUS36/1/243)

CHILDREN:
Mary Ann BIDGOOD born 6 April 1844 at Hobart. Father - John Bidgood. Mother - Mary Hill. (ref. 33/1/2 no. 203)
Emma BIDGOOD born 23 July 1847 at Hobart. Father - John Bidgood.  Mother - Mary Hill. (ref. 33/1/3 no. 137)

Caroline BIDGOOD born 7 Sept 1850 at Hobart. Father - John Bidgood. Mother - Mary Hill. (ref. 33/1/3 no. 2656)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224). Tasmanian Archives - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/results?qu=john&qu=bidgood (prev. Australian Joint Copy

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