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Thomas Rigby

Thomas Rigby, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Rigby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Gunsmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 19th June, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 175 (88)
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 September, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Rigby was 27 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was convicted, along with Walter Wightwick (many different spellings/Witick/Whittick/Wrightwick) also on the Caledonia and Walter’s father, John (Arab 1822) for stealing wearing apparel and other items.

Thomas’s native place was Walsall, he was married, wife and 2 children at native place, and he was 5’3 1/2” tall, brown eyes and hair, right forefinger crippled.

1830: Transported to Maria Island.
1832: TOL
1833: Transported to Port Arthur.
1835: Public Works

14/1/1843: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794, gender, occupation, crime

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