My great uncle, Alfred Biggs, was certainly a colourful character. A butcher by trade he immigrated to Australia with his brother, my great grandfather Stephen Biggs. to read more about him click here to link to his page.
Family naming patterns are both a curse and a blessing when searching for ancestors. It was interesting though to find that after a long history of the name of James being handed down through the Biggs family line neither my great grandfather, Stephen, nor his brother Alfred named their sons after their father who was the last James in this line of the family. Was there a falling out or was it just that the name of James was no longer considered fashionable? Stephen did name one of his sons Francis Alfred, no doubt a nod to his brother, while Alfred called his first and only son, Stephen, obviously holding his older brother in high esteem.