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Henry Biggs

Henry Biggs, one of 299 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 06 September 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Biggs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd December, 1827
Occupation: Woodsman
Date of Death: 26th April, 1864
Age: 36 years

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 6th September, 1845
Arrival date: 30th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 391 (197)
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

Pam Caddy on 10th August, 2012 wrote:

Henry Biggs (also known as Henry Applegate) married Ellen Fitzgerald, using the name Applegate, in Geelong Victoria on 25/08/1852 Reg.No 2877.  He had seven children and was murdered and died in Hospital 26/04/1864 in Ballarat Hospital Victoria

Convict Changes History

Pam Caddy on 10th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1827-12-02, date of death 1864-04-26, gender m

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