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Thomas Briggs

Thomas Briggs, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Briggs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 11th August, 1830
Arrival date: 12th December, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 464 New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Trade or Calling: Ploughman, Milks, Reaps & Sows.
Offence: Horse Stealing
Remarks: C 39/1719. 34/1478

Ellen Spiro on 21st June, 2021 wrote:

Thomas Briggs was born about 1808 ( aged 32yrs when married ).  Thomas died: not found.

Parents: not found.

Trial:  York Assizes. Crime: Horse Stealing.     
Sentence: 7 years., transported in the ship ‘Florentina’, sailed 11th August 1830, arrived at NSW on 12th December 1830.
 
Trade or Calling: Ploughman, Milks, Reaps & Sows.

Aplication to marry: Citation: NRS 12212 [4/4510 p.016]; COD 13; Reel 713; Fiche 786-788 | Place: Patrick Plains   Thomas was 32yrss, Condition: Free & Margaret Kenny 34yrs. Condition: Free.

On 25th November 1840, Thomas Briggs married Margaret Kenny at Patricks Plains 25th Nov 1840. Rev’d Hetherington.  Reg No: 603/1841 V1841603 122 at Patrick Plains (Singleton), NSW.  See NSW BMDs: Marriages: 603/1841 V1841603 122.
Children:
(1) Henry Briggs born 1841 NSW Reg: 3034/1841 V18413034 121B. East Maitland, Maitland, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
(2) Alice Briggs born 1843-1844 NSW Reg: 3035/1844 V18443035 121B (3) East Maitland, Maitland, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

There is more than one Margaret Kenny listed so it took a while to sort out which Margaret Kenny belonged to Thomas Briggs.

Listed on Claim a Convict https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/search.php and the surname BRIGGS is registered with The Guild of One-Name Studies at http://www.one-name.org

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Ellen Spiro on 21st June, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 464 New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7,

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