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Robert Twigger

Robert Twigger, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Twigger
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Tasmanian Archives.
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

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

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