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James Gigg

James Gigg, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Gigg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 46 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex, Clerkenwell Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 354 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4786541
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

Val on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

31 July 1852
James Gigg and Thomas Reid, were yesterday charged by one John Speckleton with attempting to rob him on the previous night. The prosecutor was not in attendance, and detective Fenning stated that when the prosecutor came to the Watch-house on the previous night to lay the charge, he was partially intoxicated. The Bench discharged the prisoners, who complained loudly or the hardship of being locked up on a false charge laid by a drunken man.
Tuesday 4 September 1855

Timothy Ford Bourke street appealed at the City Court yesterday, and made the following complaint:-  -On Saturday night while at a neighbours house a messenger came to him from his wife who required his instant presence. On his arrival at home, he found his wife in great alarm, and the prisoner, James Gigg, was threatening her in a most shocking manner. After a scuffle, he succeeded in putting him out, when the prisoner burst in the window and threatened to beat the door in. Ford then sent for a constable, and gave prisoner into his charge. Gigg was fined 40s. for the damage he had done, and was bound to keep the peace for six months

Convict Changes History

Val on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 354 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4786541 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page N

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