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William Biggs (1769–1825)

William Biggs, shoe and bootmaker, was sentenced to 14 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Admiral Barrington as part of the Third Fleet. In 1809 he leased 30 rods in Back Row East in Sydney.

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Warwick, Warwickshire, England


6 September, 1825 (aged ~ 56)
New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years