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Sailing ship  Thomas WIGGINS m 1824 Susannah NEWPORT
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2. Thomas WIGGINS was born 11 Jun 1803 At Sea aboard HMS Calcutta to Susannah (WELCH) and Samuel WIGGINS a Royal Marine in the founding party of Lieutenant Governor David COLLINS. His was the first birth recorded in the official baptismal register in Van Diemen's Land. [Australian Vital Records Tas R/N 1]

1. Susannah NEWPORT b 25 May 1803, chr 26 Jun 1803 Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England d/o John NEWPORT/Fanny SHAILER [IGI Batch number P018381 extracted from parish records]
Susannah NEWPORT, Free, aged 23 yrs, married on 12 Jan 1824 at St David's Hobart, VDL, by Chaplain William BEDFORD, by Banns, to Thomas WIGGINS, Free, aged 21 yrs. Both of this parish, made their marks in the presence of John NEWPORT who made hisXmark and W WORTHY (an official) [R/N 702]

Thomas WIGGINS was on a list of young native-born men in Van Diemen's Land on 8 Jan 1824 who were recommended for land grants. [NSW CSO Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.29]
Susannah WIGGINS of Sorell made her mark as a witness at the marriage of her younger sister Mary NEWPORT to John WELLS alias MEADOWS 13 Jun 1833 in the Parish Church of Sorell, VDL.
1866 Directory of Sorell Residents: WIGGINS Thomas, Farmer, Black Hill (Index by Rose Murtagh)

Thomas WIGGINS
died 27 Sep 1884 aged 81 yrs Sorell [Tas 699] bur 29 Sep 1884 Sorell, Tasmania.

Susannah WIGGINS
died 29 May 1875 aged 75 yrs Tas [Tas 855]

     
Thomas WIGGINS
      "Farmer" (Thomas) Wiggins aged 77 years
In 1880 he was one of two survivors of the party of Lieutenant-Governor David Collins which established Hobart at Sullivan's Cove in 1804. Wiggins was born at sea on HMS Calcutta and was a baby of eight months when the party reached the Derwent.

Photo and caption provided by Leanda Balmforth from Victorian and Edwardian HOBART from old photographs, Introduction and Commentaries by Dan Sprod, Published by John Ferguson, Sydney 1977.

Children of Thomas WIGGINS and Susannah NEWPORT:

1. Martha WIGGINS b 6 Oct 1824 Sorell, VDL d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susanna [Tas 1825/702]
Martha ROLLINGS d 19 Mar 1894 aged 70 yrs Forcett [Tas 999]
Martha WIGGINS age 16 m 8 Mar 1841 Sorell, VDL, James ROLLINGS age 21 [Tas 1016] (15 chn)
James ROLLINGS b abt 1819 d 25 Mar 1878 aged 59 yrs [Tas 618]

Children of James ROLLINGS and Martha WIGGINS

2. Susanna Sophia WIGGINS b 12 Oct 1825 Sorell, VDL d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susanna [Tas 1965]
Susanna Sophia FAZAKERLY d 26 Sep 1905 Sorell, Tasmania [?] bur 29 Sep 1905 Sorell, Tasmania [subm to IGI F458507]
Susanna Sophia HIGGINS (WIGGINS) age 18 m 1 Apr 1844 Sorell, VDL, Thomas FAZAKERLY age 26 [Tas 1413] (4 chn)
Thomas FAZACKERLEY (b abt 1812) d 27 Aug 1880 aged 68 yrs Sorell [Tas 769] bur 30 Aug 1880 Sorell [subm to IGI F471906]

3. Samuel WIGGINS b 25 Apr 1827 Black Wattle Hill, chr 13 May 1827 Sorell, VDL s/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susan [Tas 2527]
Samuel WIGGINS d 16 May 1885 (M Pegler)
Samuel WIGGINS aged 40 m 16 Aug 1869 Sarah Jane MURRAY aged 18 [Tas 621] Could she have been the d/o Thomas MURRAY and Maria WRIGHT? (Question from Diane Cowie)

Children of Samuel WIGGINS and Sarah Jane MURRAY:
1. John Newport WIGGINS b 11 Feb 1871 Sorell [Tas 1529]
2. Mary Jane WIGGINS b 23 May 1872 Sorell [Tas 1623] Mary Ann Wiggins died age 0, 8 Jul 1872 [Tas 491]
3. Samuel WIGGINS b 15 Jan 1874 Sorell [Tas 1657] Samuel WIGGINS died age 1 yr, 18 Jan 1875 Sorell [Tas 844]
(gap)
4. Robert Henry WIGGINS b 29 May 1879 Sorell [Tas 2390]
(gap)
5. Harris Norman WIGGINS b 10 Apr 1883 Sorell [Tas 2251]

4. John WIGGINS b 25 Sep 1828 Pittwater, VDL s/o John (should be Thomas) WIGGINS/Susannah (NEWPORT) [Tas 2891] (prob not s/o John WIGGINS/Sarah HODGE)
John WIGGINS d 15 Apr 1891 aged 63 yrs Sorell [Tas 798]
John WIGGINS age 28 m 9 Nov 1857 Sorell, Tasmania, Lucy EATON age 15 [Tas 847]
Lucy EATON (aka Louisa, Matilda, Nancy) b 10 Aug 1842 d/o James EATON/Lucy unknown [Tas 987] (4 chn b Sorell)
Lucy EATON b 1842 Hobart d/o James EATON/Lucy STEER (Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database)
1866 Directory of Sorell Residents: WIGGINS John, Farmer, Black Hill (Index by Rose Murtagh)
Apparently John and Lucy led separate lives and after her husband died in 1891 Louisa WIGGINS age Adult m 13 Feb 1892 Edward BROWN age Adult [Tas 927] (Cheryl Towers)

Children of John WIGGINS and Lucy EATON:
1. Rose Jane WIGGINS b 25 Apr 1860 Sorell d/o John WIGGINS/Louisa Matilda EATON [Tas 2094]
2. Adatha WIGGINS b 24 Jan 1864 Sorell d/o John WIGGINS/Lucy EATON [Tas 1705]
3. (Iselina) Female WIGGINS b 11 Sep 1867 Sorell d/o John WIGGINS/Nancy EATON [Tas 1553] m BROWN (descendant is Cheryl Towers)
4. Female WIGGINS b 14 Jun 1869 Sorell d/o John WIGGINS/Louisa EATON [Tas 1473]

John WIGGINS was named as the father of two children born out of wedlock to Louisa JONES who was housekeeping for his widowed brother Henry Robert WIGGINS. (Rhonda Rose)
1. Mary Jane WIGGINS b 8 Feb 1879 Sorell d/o John WIGGINS/Louisa JONES [Tas 2371]
2. John Henry WIGGINS 22 May 1880 Sorell s/o John WIGGINS/Louisa JONES [Tas 2371]

5. Fanny WIGGINS b 25 May 1830 Black Wattle Hill, Sorell, VDL d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 4636]
Frances WIGGINS age 18 m 28 Aug 1848 William FAZAKERLY age 25 [Tas 2196] (12 chn)

6. Ann WIGGINS b 8 Aug 1832 Black Wattle Hill, Sorell d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 4637]
Ann WIGGINS aged 17 m 13 May 1850 Charles DRANSFIELD aged 32 [Tas 887]
Charles DRANSFIELD (b abt 1808) d 31 Aug 1897 aged 89 yrs Sorell [Tas 722]
(Poss relative) 1866 Directory of Sorell Residents: DRANSFIELD Thomas, Wheelwright, Sorell (index by Rose Murtagh)

Children of Charles DRANSFIELD and Ann WIGGINS

7. Robert WIGGINS b 29 Jun 1834 Sorell, VDL s/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 6653]
Robert WIGGINS d 7 Oct 1837 aged 3 yrs Tasmania [Tas 5165]

8. Emiline WIGGINS b 24 Jan 1837 Black Wattle Hill, Sorell, VDL d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 8243]
Emmeline WIGGINS aged 25 m 25 Jul 1864 Charles DOUGLAS aged 28 [Tas 663]

9. Henry Robert WIGGINS b 21 Nov 1838 Sorell, VDL s/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 9020]
Henry Robert WIGGINS age 27 yrs m1. 21 Jan 1867 Mary Ann WILLIAMS age 18 [Tas 568]
Poss Mary Anne WILLIAMS b 17 Jan 1848 Hobart d/o James WILLIAMS/Susannah PECK [461] Witnesses: Joseph WILLIAMS and Elizabeth WILLIAMS [cert held by Elaine Jefferson]
Mary Ann WIGGINS (b abt 1848/9) d 13 May 1876 aged 28 yrs Tasmania [Tas 658]

Not to be confused with another Mary Ann WILLIAMS (b abt 1848) age 18, m 7 Mar 1866 Brighton Tas, John SATTLER age Adult [Tas 20] [cert held by Elaine Jefferson]
Poss Mary Ann WILLIAMS b 12 Dec 1849 d/o Frederick WILLIAMS/Johanna PATTERSON [Tas 2677]
Mary Ann SATTLER ( b abt 1846) d 8 Jun 1891 aged 45 yrs [Tas 50] Twelve chn b Brighton, Tasmania (Col Tas Fam Links)

Children of Henry Robert WIGGINS and Mary Ann WILLIAMS:
1. Elizabeth Ewing WIGGINS b 28 Mar 1868 Sorell d/o Henry WIGGINS/Mary Ann WILLIAMS [Tas 1535]
Elizabeth Susan WIGGINS age 18 m 30 Jan 1886 Frances Ernest RICHARDSON age 22 [Tas 933]
2. Alice Robina WIGGINS b 30 Dec 1872 Sorell d/o Henry WIGGINS/Mary Ann WILLIAMS [Tas 1627]
3. Mary Ann WIGGINS b 24 Oct 1874 Sorell d/o Henry WIGGINS/Mary Ann WILLIAMS [Tas 1727]

Henry Robert WIGGINS aged 52 yrs m2. 17 May 1892 Louisa JONES aged 35 [Tas 907] (Rhonda Rose)
Louisa JONES b 3 Dec 1859 Forcett d/o George JONES/Ann KEMP, registered at Sorell [Tas 2097]
1866 Directory of Sorell Residents: JONES George, Forcett (Index by Rose Murtagh)

Children of Henry Robert WIGGINS and Louisa JONES

Poss 10. Richard WIGGINS b 1 Nov 1840, d 29 Nov 1840 TAS s/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah (registration not found) (M Pegler)

11. Thomas WIGGINS b 13 Oct 1842 Sorell, VDL s/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 1149]
Thomas WIGGINS age 23 m 28 May 1866 Sorell, Isabella ALOMES age 23 [Tas 539]
Isabella ALOMES b 1842 Hobart, VDL d/o Jacob ALOMES/Isabella [1843/1215]

Children of Thomas WIGGINS and Isabella ALOMES

13. Elizabeth WIGGINS b 16 Dec 1844 Hobart, VDL d/o Thomas WIGGINS/Susannah [Tas 1845/71]
At fifteen years of age Elizabeth had a child out of wedlock, Jacob b 17 Jun 1860 Hobart. The father was Henry (Edward) MUNDAY/MUNDY who had married Elizabeth's cousin Ann Nancy HOWELL in 1847 [Tas 2115]
Elizabeth WIGGINS age 20 m 20 Feb 1865 Sorell, John MILLER age 28 [Tas 568] (4 chn b 1866-1871 Sorell)
Elizabeth MILLER d 1 Nov 1873 aged 29 yrs Tas, Spouse: John [Tas 535]

Directory of Australian Violin and Bow Makers
Compiled by Alan Coggins - has information about violins made by the WIGGINS family.
Thomas WIGGINS 1803-1884 passed on his skill in violin making to his son Thomas WIGGINS 1842-1914 of Wattle Hill and grandsons Thomas Henry WIGGINS 1867-1949, Charles Arthur WIGGINS 1871-1948 and Raymond Joseph WIGGINS 1882-1973.
Descendant of Thomas WIGGINS and Susannah NEWPORT is Patricia Everden
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Samuel WIGGINS m 1800 Susannah WELCH

Children of John NEWPORT m 1802 Fanny SHAILER

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