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Christopher Higgins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Higgins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd June, 1804
Occupation: Coachman
Date of Death: 18th December, 1880
Age: 76 years

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 14 years

Crime: Desertion from the army'
Convicted at: London Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


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Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

Christopher Stephen Higgins Time Line in Australia 1827 -1880
Christopher Stephen Higgins was born in Norwich , Norfolk in England on 23 June 1804, Son of Samuel Higgins and Rebecca Russell of England I think and according to his transportation papers.
  On the 25th September 1826, he was tried in London on the charge of ’ Desertion from the Army’.
  He was found guilty and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. He was transported from Plymouth on the ship; Guildford, which sailed on March 31, 1827, and arrived at Port Jackson on 25 July 1827.  He was assigned to the Engineers Department in the Sydney Area. On 15th December 1832, He was granted Ticket of Leave, Butt No 32/1173 and allowed to remain in the District of Windsor. On 14th July, 1835 this ticket of leave was altered to the District of Bathurst and on 15th February, 1836, it was again altered to the District of Penrith.
In the Convict Muster, Christopher Higgins was employed in the Penrith District by one Alexander Fraser. On 26th September, 1840 Christopher was granted his Certificate of Freedom, Butt No 40/1595. they state he was are saddler , and in the District of Windsor N.S.W. Research revealed that Ann Daly bore three children to Christopher Higgins in the Queanbeyan District, N.S.W there Names were - James , Elizabeth,  Christopher .
During this period of time, Christopher was a coachman with the Cobb & Co: operating out of Braidwood, and apparently the town of Queanbeyan was an over - night stop prior to the coach continuing on to Cooma and Manaroo Districts.
in 1857 moved to Beechworth Victoria and died there in 1880 .

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 14, voyage 196, convicted at 3391, occupation 215, crime 59, firstname Christopher, surname Higgins, date of birth 1804-06-23, date of death 1880-12-18, gender m

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