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John Thomas Higgins

John Thomas Higgins, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 02 October 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Thomas Higgins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 27th December, 1877
Age: 64 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing flannel
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 2nd October, 1837
Arrival date: 8th February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 147 (75)
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

John Bates on 21st March, 2016 wrote:

After gaining his Certificate of Freedom 10 April 1844 he married Eliza Sheather on the 22 April 1844 and ran a Butchers Shop at 146 Woolloomooloo St [later renamed Cathedral St], Sydney. They had 10 children, 3 boys and 7 girls. He owned a house at Brougham St, Glebe and died 27 December 1877.

Convict Changes History

Robert Mote on 23rd December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813, date of death 27th December, 1877, gender, crime

John Bates on 21st March, 2016 made the following changes:


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