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George Twigg

George Twigg, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Twigg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Potter
Date of Death: 7th December, 1862
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 261 (131)
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 30th April, 2013 wrote:

George Twigg was 24 years old when transported for “Stealing Crockery”.  His occupation was a “Biscuit firer & Potter”.

6/11/1838: COF

9/6/1845: Married Margaret Kelly (per Granada 1824).  Margaret had been married to Francis Allman (Canada 1819).  Margaret had children with Francis but not with George.

George was a brickmaker and living in Newtown at the time of his death.

7/12/1862: George died of Paralysis and is buries at St Stephen, Church of England, Newwtown.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, date of death 7th December, 1862, gender, occupation, crime

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