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Hugh Coggins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hugh Coggins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 10th December, 1852
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Sligo
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict databsse, by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Times, (Hobart) 14 May 1830
Source description:

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Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 wrote:

Irish Convict Database:
Hugh Coggins, labourer, aged 41, native of Sligo, tried at Sligo, Life sentence. 

The Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to direct that the names of these individuals who have received either absolute or conditional remissions of their sentences, and of which His Majesty’s allowance bas been signified, be published for general information.
Free Pardons.
Hugh McShane,85, Minerva ; Michael McShane, 48, ditto ; Hugh Coggins,92, ditto. (Numbers are the prisoner numbers, not ages!)
As reported in the Colonial Times, 14 May 1830.

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 wrote:

The following may relate to this Hugh Coggins:

Government and General Orders. Government House, Hobart Town, Friday, July 5th, 1823.
HUGH Coggins is appointed a Constable of Hobart Town, in Room of Daniel Reagan.
Hobart Town Gazette, 5 July 1823

Hobart Town.
POLICE OFFICE -On Friday last William Clark and James Fisk, convicts, were tried before the
Superintendent of Police and G. F. Read, Esq. for rescuing John Lindon (free by servitude), from the custody of constable Coggins. It appeared that Lindon was charged with a burglary in the house of one Hutchinson in Melville-street, and that Coggins apprehended him at his lodgings.  On their way to the gaol, Lindon attempted to escape, and the constable endeavouring to prevent him was violently assaulted by Lindon, and although at least 50 persons were present none offered to assist him when called upon so to do ; on the contrary, the prisoners Clark and Fisk violently assaulted the constable, and Lindon escaped. The Magistrates reprobated in severe terms the conduct of the prisoners, and sentenced them to receive 100 lashes each, and to be transported to Macquarie Harbour for 12 months. It appearing that Lindon was connected with several bad characters, and repeated burglaries having been lately committed in the Town, a reward of £10 was offered for his apprehension ; and we have now the pleasure to state, that Lindon was taken on Monday last, at Pitt Water.
Sydney Gazette 8 April 1824.

Government & General Orders.  Government House, Hobart Town, August 13th, 1824.
THOMAS Jackson (holding a Ticket of Leave) is appointed a Constable of Hobart Town, vice Hugh Coggins, allowed to resign.
By Command of His Honor The Lieutenant Governor, John Montagu, Secretary.
Hobart Town Gazette, 13 Aug 1824.

Two deaths in 1852, Richmond area, Tasmania.
1 Dec 1852, Margaret Coggins, 74 years, Farmer’s wife, cause, influenza, informant, Michael Dolan, (his mark), grandson, address, Brandy Bottom, Jerusalem;
10 December 1852, Hugh Coggins, age 84 years, Farmer, cause, influenza, informant, Michael Dolan, (his mark), grandson, address, Brandy Bottom, Jerusalem.
Source - on Familysearch.

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-6$init=CON31-1-6p36
Hugh Coggins, No 92, Minerva 1818,Transported for Burglary and Robbery. Convicted at Sligo, Aug 1817, sentence, Life. Free Pardon,No 48, 24 Nov 1828.

Description Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON23-1-1  See Page C67-96
Hugh Coggins, age 46, 5ft 4; brown hair, blue eyes, scar on left side of his head.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict databsse, by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Times, (Hobart) 14 May 1830 (prev. ), firstname: Hugh, surname: Coggins, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000,

Maureen Withey on 9th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th December, 1852 (prev. 0000), crime

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