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Samuel Birney

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Birney
Aliases: Samuel Bernie
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 3rd October, 1832
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Ireland, Armagh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th July, 1829
Arrival date: 4th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th July, 2020 wrote:

Samuel Birney aks Samuel Bernie.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: Samuel Birney. Age: 29
Date of conviction: 29 Jul 1827
Place of Conviction: Armagh
Estimated birth year: abt 1798
Vessel: Guildford (8). Port of Arrival: Sydney Cove
Date of Arrival: 4 Nov 1829

No; 4
Read & write. Protestant. Single
Native Place: Tyrone
Date of Trial: 26 July 1827
Calling; Ploughman
Offence: Shop Lifting
Sentence 7 years
Height; 5 ft 6 inches
Complexion: Dark Swallow p potted
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel.

Noted against his name; Died at H. H. General Hospital at Liverpool Oct 3/32

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
No; 318
Name; Samuel Burnie
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 1832, 4 Oct
Age; 40
Ships Name;  Guildford
Quality or profession; Assigned servant to J Macarthur Esq.
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Robert Cartwright

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 26th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 (prev. ), firstname: Samuel, surname: Birney, alias1: Samuel Bernie, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 3rd October, 1832, g

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