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Esther Bigge (1774–1855)

Esther Spencer was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing goods. She arrived in Sydney in 1796 aboard the Indispensable. She had children with John Fitz and Thomas Stubbs, and married Joseph Bigge in 1822.

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Alternative Names
  • Spencer, Esther
  • Fitz, Esther
  • Stubbs, Esther
  • Biggs, Esther



27 October, 1855 (aged ~ 81)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: unknown