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George Higgins, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 425 (212)
||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