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Thomas Stephen Higgins (1792–1839)

Thomas Stephen Higgins (1792-1839), a labourer, was found guilty in December 1815 in Limerick, Ireland, of being idle and disorderly. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Surrey in December 1816. He was described as being 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches (172.7 cms) tall, with a dark pale complexion, dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Higgins was assigned to Sir John Jamieson as a government servant from 1816 to 1823. In the 1825 Muster he was listed as a landholder.  He married Sophia Field on 7 June 1824 at the Church of England, Castlereagh.

Thomas Higgins died (as Thomas Huggins) on Nanami Station, Canowindra on 26 July 1839.

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Alternative Names
  • Huggins, Thomas Stephen

21 September, 1792
Limerick, Ireland


26 July, 1839 (aged 46)
Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: idle
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Limerick (Ireland)
Trial Date: December 1815


Children: Yes (4)