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Andrew Tiffin, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 120
||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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Beth Kebblewhite on 9th June, 2013 wrote:
Andrew reached Sydney in 1814 on the General Hewitt as a convict with a life term. This was not Andrew’s first visit to NSW: in 1809 he had been convicted in London, given a death sentence for breaking & entering, which was commuted on condition of being transported for life and he was sent to NSW. The Police recognised him back in London in 1812 and Andrew told the Judge: “I am not able to express myself properly. I hope you will read this appeal. This paper will shew (sic) that it was unavoidable, my coming back to this country”.1 It is not known what reason Andrew had, but because he had broken the original conditions of his life being spared, he was again sentenced to be hanged. Fortunately Andrew had been given a good character reference from Richard Smith, who had been in charge of the convict hulk where Andrew had stayed in 1809 and the Court showed him mercy, sending him again to Sydney.
Andrew was working as a tanner when he married Jane Ruth (arrived as a convict on the ship “Broxbornebury” in 1814)in 1815 but a year later, in 1816, Andrew was listed in the newspaper as a runaway convict, described as 29 years-old, dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes and “a little pock-marked”. There is no record of Andrew’s death and it is possible he escaped back to England.
Convict Changes History
Beth Kebblewhite on 9th June, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, alias2, date of birth 1788, crime
hamish on 13th June, 2013 made the following changes: