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Thomas Wiggins

Thomas Wiggins, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Wiggins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 132 Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 January 2019), September 1823, trial of THOMAS WIGGINS (t18230910-224).
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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Leanne Grogan on 3rd January, 2019 wrote:

Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 10th September 1823, page 91.

1193. THOMAS WIGGINS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of July , a handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d., the goods of Abraham Luck , from the person of Martha Luck .

MARTHA LUCK , a child, twelve years of age, not appearing to understand the nature of an oath, was not examined.

ABRAHAM LUCK . I am father of Martha Luck , and live in Charlotte-mews, Bloomsbury. I know nothing of this circumstance.

DANIEL HONE . I am headborough of St. Giles’s. On the 29th of July, about five o’clock in the afternoon, I heard the cry of Stop thief! in Castle-street, opposite my own door - I immediately looked out, and saw the prisoner running with a handkerchief in his hand; he ran about thirty yards, then threw it down, and the little girl ran to pick it up. I saw the prisoner stopped, and only lost sight of him as he turned the corner - he was the only person running. I brought him back to where the girl had picked the handkerchief up. She said in his presence that she had it loose round her neck, with her hand on it, and he took it off - he said he picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was in Museum-street, and saw it on the ground; I picked it up, and heard the cry of Stop thief! dropped it, and ran to see where the thief was.

GUILTY . Aged 18.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 January 2019), September 1823, trial of THOMAS WIGGINS (t18230910-224).

Thomas Wiggins was born about 1805 in England. He was transported to Van Diemen’s Land, departing England on 29 Mar 1824 and arriving in what is now known as Tasmania on 21 Jul 1824 to Hobart Town.

On 31 October 1832 he was given permission to married Helen (Ellen) Lawrence. They married on 25 February 1833 when he was 28 years old. He had the occupation of Fisherman after his marriage.

Thomas and Helen (Ellen) had the following children:
1] Mary WIGGINS (1837-1896)
2] Thomas WIGGINS (1839-)
3] Edward WIGGINS (1842-)
4] Margaret WIGGINS (1845-)
5] William WIGGINS (1848-)

Convict Changes History

Leanne Grogan on 3rd January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 132 Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 January 2019), September 1823, trial of THOMAS WIGGINS (t18230910-224). (pr

Iris Dunne on 3rd January, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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