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George Rigbye, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Lancashire. Assizes Liverpool
19th March, 1857
3rd July, 1857
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 261 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 215 (109)
||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:
George Rigbye was tried for the same crime on the same date (1/12/1855) as John Rigbye also on board. His occupation was listed as a Bricklayer/Stonemason.
George was Convict No. 4375.
George was 5’6” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, stout, crooked nose. He was single, no children, semi literate, Protestant and he had a previous conviction.
18/1/1871: Certified Freedom Date, Albany.
Known areas: Perth.
Kin: Father at St Helens.
Comments: Stonemason, builder.
To South Australia (over land) September 1874.
Returned to Eucla 1875.
WA BDM has only 1 death listed for a George B Rigbye in Perth 1926, this however would make this George 98 years old, so unlikely to be him.
No marriage or children found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 2nd September, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime