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George Rigbye

George Rigbye, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Rigbye
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancashire. Assizes Liverpool
Sentence term: 14 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 215 (109)
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 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.

21/9/1859: TOL
4/7/1865: CP
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

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