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Mary Ann Biggs
Mary Ann Biggs, one of 149 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 08 October 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Mary Ann Biggs
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||12th September, 1899
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Bristol City Quarter Session on 6th April 1831
8th October, 1831
5th March, 1832
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 148 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 199 (102)
||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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Kevin Knight on 6th February, 2014 wrote:
Stayed in Australia at the end of her sentence and got married.
D Wong on 6th February, 2014 wrote:
Mary Ann Biggs was a Barmaid at Temple Street when convicted, along with 2 others, for stealing 12 yards of linen bed ticking.
Mary Ann was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Biggs of Bristol, Gloucestershire. Her father Charles was a farrier.
1832: Assigned to J McIntyre at Hunters River.
1/8/1836: Married colonist James Pithers, son of William and Ann Pithers of Cooks River at St Luke’s Liverpool. James was an apprentice Tailor and they had 9 children.
Susan capel on 4th February, 2020 wrote:
James Pithers married Mary Ann Biggs in Sydney in 1836.
They had 9 children, the youngest was James Silvester Pithers b1857. His youngest child is my mother Nioma Phyllis Moore ( b1924 née Pithers). She is now 95 yrs old and is the grandchild of convict Mary Ann Biggs.
L Ellis on 8th May, 2021 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials, 1790-1986
I’ve been researching Mary Ann, my husband’s 2x GGM. Mary Ann got pregnant shortly after boarding the Pyramus and was 5 months pregnant when she got to NSW. She named the baby girl Eliza. Eliza died when she was 11 months old. Glad she met James. I hope they had a happy life together.
Convict Changes History
Kevin Knight on 6th February, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th September, 1899 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime