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William Wiggins

William Wiggins, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wiggins
Aliases: Busby (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 19 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Oxford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 25th June, 1830
Arrival date*: 25th February, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 214 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 402
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th August, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
No; 1115
Name; William Wiggins
Ship; Royal George - 1830
Remarks\Assigned; DIED ON VOYAGE [also on board Richard Wiggins]

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Case No; 9
Ship; Royal George
Name; William Wiggins
Age; 19
Disease; Typhus Fever
Discharged; Remained in a state of stupor until 8 o’clock at night when he departed this life. D.D. 2 Oct 1830.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th August, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Busby (alias) (prev. Busby (Alias)), date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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