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John Higgins

John Higgins, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Higgins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 24th May, 1845
Age: 46 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 367 (185)
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

D Wong on 20th February, 2019 wrote:

7/9/1827 Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England:
Assize Intelligence.
JOHGN HIGGINS, 25, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling house of John Lowe, at Moston, on the night of the 27th of April, and stealing therefrom a quantity of wearing apparel.__Death recorded.

John Higgins was listed as 28 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Cheshire.

Occupation: Farm Servant and Boatman.

John was literate, single, 5’7¾” tall, dark ruddy and pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, small scar over left eye.

Assigned to Berry and Wollstoncraft at Shoalhaven.

1836: TOL Illawarra.
1837: TOL Illawarra.
28/5/1840: TOL Passport Queanbeyan Bench.
16/6/1843: TOL Passport Queanbeyan Bench.
1844: Recommended for a CP
1/2/1845: CP

24/5/1845: Convict Death Register - John Higgins died at Berrima.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th May, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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