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John Rigby

John Rigby, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rigby
Aliases: Rigbye
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 1904
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancashire. Adjourned General Quarter Sessions Kirkdale
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clara
Departure date: 19th March, 1857
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1857
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 213 (108)
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 2nd September, 2014 wrote:

2 John Rigby/e’s on this voyage.

This John Rigby is Convict No. 4485.  His occupation is listed as a ‘Collier’.

John was sentenced on 12/7/1853 at Kirkdale, Lancashire.

John was 5’2” tall, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, sallow complexion, stout, cut over right eye, single, no children.

24/8/1858: TOL
October 1860: Expiree.

Known areas: Perth.

1904: WA BDM: John Rigby, parents unknown, born England died 1904 aged 74.

no marriage or children found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd September, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Rigbye, date of birth: 1830 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1904 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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