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Catherine Rigby

Catherine Rigby, one of 297 convicts transported on the Nile, Canada and Minorca, June 1801

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Rigby
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey (Kingston upon Thames) Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile, Canada and Minorca
Departure date: June, 1801
Arrival date: 14th December, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 299 (149)
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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Darryl Buley on 21st August, 2021 wrote:

Birth circa 1772
Catherine Rigby was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 13th January 1801 and left England onboard the Nile. The Nile sailed on 21st Jun 1801 under command of Captain James Sunter, in convoy with ships Minorca and Canada- all three arrived in Port Jackson on 14 December 1801. 96 female convicts embarked on the Nile and all survived the trip. On arrival Catherine was assigned to Peter Hough (convict Hillsborough 1798) as a housekeeper. Certificate of Freedom - Catherine Rigby Vessel: Nile Certificate Date: 12 Mar 1808. Birth of daughter Louisa Huff/ Hough 28 Mar 1805. Birth of daughter Sophia Huff /Hough 1809. Death 15 Apr 1842 • Castlereagh, New South Wales. Buried Castlereagh.

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