Matthew Fagg (1822-1908) – transported to Tasmania for stealing a sheep

Between 1804 and 1853 the British Government transported around 76,000 convicts to the colony of Van Diemen’s Land (now called Tasmania). One of those was Matthew Fagg, a farm labourer and hop grower from Barham in Kent. Matthew was born in the village of Barham in 1822 and christened in the local parish church of St John on 14 April …