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Offline Neil Todd

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 29 July 12 07:09 BST (UK) »
$26. funny dollars NZ.. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 29 July 12 09:24 BST (UK) »
$26. funny dollars NZ.. ;D ;D ;D

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Yeah, that's more expensive than ordering from GRO and it's only the image. I will order the cert though :)

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 29 July 12 10:43 BST (UK) »
An image of the cert can be purchased online and immediately downloaded  :)
https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search?action=purchaseImage

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 29 July 12 10:44 BST (UK) »
I should have added...why would you purchase the cert when you can have an image of the original page in the register :)

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 05 August 12 02:34 BST (UK) »
I should have added...why would you purchase the cert when you can have an image of the original page in the register :)

Cando

I finally got around to downloading the image. It doesn't give his parents names though, just a place of birth which is Bristol.

Does anyone know how I would be able to find out for certain if he was a convict. I have looked up the image for a John Spriggs - born 1817, Bristol, trial 1837, he got his freedom 1845. Occupation: Potter. Did people have tattoo's back then - it looks like he did in the comments section. Weird.

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 05 August 12 06:25 BST (UK) »
Tattoos appear in lots of physical descriptions of convicts, Rebecca.

Also, quite a lot of convicts moved on to South Australia once they obtained their freedom, so John Spriggs may have been one of those. Proving it may be more difficult however.

This doesn't help answer your questions about John, but have you seen the following? It just gives you a tiny glimpse into wife Elizabeth's life.

 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0pgv/


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Bauer (London, France), Blades, Parker (Surrey)
Edwards, Coles, Smith, Nunley, Craddock, York, & Linnell (Northants) )
Ehmcke, Deimel, Appelkamp (Germany)
Watts (Somerset, Wiltshire) Selway, Churchill, & Chappell (Somerset)
Redwood (Devon, Essex) Button, Archer, Leach (Cambridgeshire)

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 05 August 12 09:14 BST (UK) »
Tattoos appear in lots of physical descriptions of convicts, Rebecca.

Also, quite a lot of convicts moved on to South Australia once they obtained their freedom, so John Spriggs may have been one of those. Proving it may be more difficult however.

This doesn't help answer your questions about John, but have you seen the following? It just gives you a tiny glimpse into wife Elizabeth's life.

 http://www.rootschat.com/links/0pgv/


Dee   :)



I didn't know that people had tattoo's back then.

Thankyou for the link, it does give insight into her life and also gives and occupation for John - a fisherman so that may prove to be helpful. There are two convicts called John Spriggs born around 1818 in Somerset, one was a potter and the other one a sweep, both got their freedom around the same time. He could be either one, I wish that I could figure it out.

Thankyou :)

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 05 August 12 09:34 BST (UK) »
NSW State Records have John SPRIGGS tried Bristol Quarter sessions.
Departed on the ship Lord Lyndoch 2 April 1838.

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Re: John SPRIGGS?
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 05 August 12 09:36 BST (UK) »
Rebecca, I wouldn't put too much focus on the fact that John is recorded as a fisherman in that article. He may have had to try to make a living any way he could. He certainly wouldn't have been a fisherman once they moved to Oladdie.


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Steeles, Burton, Garrod (Norfolk), Clarke, Tomblin (Rutland)
Bauer (London, France), Blades, Parker (Surrey)
Edwards, Coles, Smith, Nunley, Craddock, York, & Linnell (Northants) )
Ehmcke, Deimel, Appelkamp (Germany)
Watts (Somerset, Wiltshire) Selway, Churchill, & Chappell (Somerset)
Redwood (Devon, Essex) Button, Archer, Leach (Cambridgeshire)

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