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Robert Twigger, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2017 wrote:
Robert TWIGGER was convicted at Warwick, England on 24 March 1832 for aiding in shooting at a person (a Game Keeper) with intent to do him harm. Previously convicted for assault. Gaol Report: “a very dangerous character, in prison before.” Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘York’ arriving 29 Dec 1832.
Aged 21 yrs; a labourer; 5’6 1/2” height; fresh complexion; brown hair; dk grey eyes; stout build.
Assigned to work services in the Colony of VDL.
1834: at Cleveland - insubordination. 75 lashes.
1837: at Cleveland - neglect of duty. 2mths hard labour.
8 June 1841: Ticket of Leave granted.
March 1845: Conditional Pardon (for Australian Colonies) approved.
30 June 1842: Application for Permission to Marry - Robert Twigger per ‘York’ to Jane Williams per ‘Mexborough’. Approved.
2 Jan 1843: Marriage. Robert Twigger, aged 29 yrs, labourer to Jane Williams, aged 29 yrs. Parish Church, Hamilton, VDL. (ref. 37/1/3 no. 651)
23 Dec 1847: Departure from VDL - per the ship ‘Swan’ from Launceston to Port Phillip, Victoria. Ship to Colony - ‘York’. Cabin passenger. (ref. POL 459/1/2 pg 118)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197)), date