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Mark Stagg

Mark Stagg, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mark Stagg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Quarryman
Date of Death: 9th February, 1892
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Somerset. Taunton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 294
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 20th August, 2018 wrote:

21/1/1843 Bristol Mercury Bristol, England:
At these Sessions, held at Taunton, the following prisoners have been tried:- TRANSPORTATION.
Ten Years: Mark Stagg, an old offender, stealing a basket and other articles of Thomas Musgrave.

Mark Stagg was aged 32 on arrival in VDL.
His native place was Montacute near Yeovill.

Mark was 5’2½” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, black whiskers, brown eyes, dull of hearing, tattoos, illiterate.

Married with 3 children.  Wife Elizabeth at native place.
Father: John
Brother: Edward
Sisters: Becca and Emma - at native place.

8/5/1849: TOL
2/9/1851: CP

20/7/1854 Colonial Times, Hobart:
A notice that friends and family sent for by the under-mentioned persons had embarked on the ship Northumberland, which may be immediately expected at Hobat Town:-
Mark Stagg, quarryman, Mr. Shoobridge’s, New Town.

8/2/1892: Mark Stagg died, aged 81 of Senile Decay - died Glenorchy - born England - a Gardener.

10/2/1892 The Mercury, Hobart:
STAGG.__On February 9, 1892, at Clydesdale, Glenorchy, Mark Stagg, in the 82nd year of his age.  Funeral will be at the Wesleyan Church, Glenorchy THIS DAY (Wednesday), at 4 p.m.

5/4/1892 Launceston Examiner:
The following probates have been granted: - Mark Staggto Mary Jane Wiggs, £168.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th February, 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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