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George Higgins

George Higgins, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Higgins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 38 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 425 (212)
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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D Wong on 26th July, 2020 wrote:

22 Mar 1808: Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England.
Thomas Kendall and George Higgins, charged on suspicion of felony, in breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Andrews, of Challock, and stealing property to the amount of five pounds.___Guilty___DEATH.___Reprieved.

Thomas Kendall was also on board.

1816: Married Margaret Miller (Nile 1801).

Colonial Secretary Index:
HIGGINS, George. Per “Anne”, 1810

1818 Nov:  Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3186; 4/1855 p.134)

1820 Dec 29:  On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.1)

1825 Apr 22:  On return of persons on Police Establishment for the Counties of Northumberland and Durham who are entitled to salaries (Reel 6068; 4/1812 p.51)

1825 May 18:  On return of constables for the Counties of Northumberland & Durham (Fiche 3302; 4/7419.1 p.16

1824: Newcastle (Hunter River) Population Book, 1824 - Ancestry
Details: Born c. 1789. Employed as constable at the 1st branch of the Hunter River Resided with his wife Margaret Higgins.

July 1827: Port Stephens - Burials -  Age: 41. Occupaton: constable
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle . Burials p.3

20/8/1827: Patterson’s Plains - Deceased. Position of constable and scouger taken by William Smith.

Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 wrote:

Parramatta Marriage Records.
George Higgins, convict,  per Anne, age 26, and Margaret Miller, convict, per Nile, age 32, were married by Banns at St Johns Parramatta, 7 May 1816, Both of St John’s.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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