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Details for the convict John Hignell (1843)

Convict Name:John Hignell
Trial Place:Gloucester (Gloucester) Quarter Sessions
Trial Date:3 January 1843
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Gilmore (3)
Arrival Year:1843
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John is my 5th great grandad.
Born in Ampney St peter, Gloucestershire to parents John and Amy nee Compton. Baptised same place 15 september 1805.
Marriage at some point to Marinda/Miranda.
His son, my 4th great grandad, frederick Hignell was born in 1827/28.
30 August 1827, aged 22, John receives a 7 year sentence for stealing a cask of Metheglin, a type of flavoured mead.
child- Sarah is born 1839 Cheltenham England.
child- Emma is born around 1843 Cheltenham England.
3 january 1843, aged 37, John is convicted of stealing a hare, receives 7 year sentence and is transported to Tasmania. Arrives on ship Gilmore(3).

Tasmanian death records suggest that John dies 26 september 1891 of senility in Launceston, Tasmania.

This is true to the best of my knowledge and research.

Submitted by Researcher (racheal kibble) on 22 July 2015

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/13, p.269

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