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Lydia Higgins (1756–1823)

Lydia Farrell née Blair was sentenced to seven years transportation for shoplifting. She arrived in Sydney in 1792 aboard the Pitt. The 1806 Muster shows her living with Robert Higgins. She was described as a widow when they married on 9 July 1810.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Blair, Lydia
  • Farrell, Lydia

Staffordshire, England


29 August, 1823 (aged ~ 67)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years