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Robert Higgins (1778–1828)

Robert Higgins was a soldier in the 95th Regiment of Foot, 2nd Battalion. In 1809 he was serving in Holland where he was court martialled for stealing a watch and was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1811 aboard the Admiral Gambier. He married Ann Owens in 1814 and was granted a conditional pardon in 1814. In 1817 he was appointed a constable at Cowpastures and by 1822 was listed as a landholder.

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Life Summary [details]


Nottinghamshire, England


11 June, 1828 (aged ~ 50)
Picton, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: court martial
Sentence: life