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David Higgins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Higgins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: 31st August, 1823
Age: 41 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: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856
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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Age; 40. Est date of birth
Native Place: Cork City
Calling; Sailor
Date of Trial: Dublin - 22 April 1822
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/2 inches
Complexion: Dark Sallow
Hair: Dark Brown & Grey
Eyes; Hazel
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1822 - 26 Dec. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Event Description: On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Airds for distribution
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1823 - New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Page 30 - 400
Name;  David Higgins
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
No;
Where and by whom convicted.  Sydney Bench
Sentence: Renewal of Original Sentence
Date of Conviction; 24th March 1823

Noted against his name; Died 31 August 1823
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1823 - 5 April. Event Description: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally”

Where and by whom convicted.  Airds Rev Thos’s Heddale?
Sentence: 3 years - 24th March 1823
Trade; Mariner
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Original Where, When & Sentence. Dublin Co. 22nd April 1818. 7 years
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1823 - 5 May. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Event Description: Re his absconding
“runaway from the service of Mary Tagan of Bunburry Curvan?’

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 (prev. ), firstname: David, surname: Higgins, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: ,

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