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Details for the convict James Bigwood (1841)

Convict Name:James Bigwood
Trial Place:Drummondville Court Martial Upper Canada
Trial Date:7 May 1840
Sentence:14 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Asia V (4)
Arrival Year:1841
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James Bigwood b.1816 son of Willliam and Ann, he was transported to Australia in 1841 James Bigwood court martialled from the British army in Drummondville upper Canada in 1836 for desertion he was transported via the prison hulk "Leviathion" in Portsmouth on the Asia, leaving Portsmouth on 7/7/1841 Arriving in Tasmania on 21/08/1841 England to the colony of Tasmania in Australia probably to the penal colony of Saltwater River, but settled and married in Oatlands. Released after 14 years he married a Sarah Harriett Blake b. 17 June 1839 in isolated (even today) Exmoor Somerset England, she emigrated to Tasmania at the age of 19 after seeing an advertisement in a local paper for wives and women who could do housework -they had 10 Children Eliza Sarah A b. 1861 Charles W B b. 1864, Alfred Henry b. 1866 d. 1887, Margaret b. 1868, Julia Jane b. 1870, Isabella Blake b. 1871, John George b. 1874, James 1875 Ada Grace b. 1879, Gordon Bath b. 1886 d. 1962
Submitted by Researcher (Richard Robinson) on 27 April 2020

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/12, p.305

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