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William Peter Briggs

William Peter Briggs, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Peter Briggs
Aliases: Briggs, William (Alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Carver of wood
Date of Death: 18th December, 1906
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of carpets from master
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 9th May, 1844
Arrival date: 5th September, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 94
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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Convict Changes History

David Briggs on 5th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1826-00-00, date of death 1906-12-18, gender m

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