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Nicholas Bourke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nicholas Bourke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Blacksmith/horse shoer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Perjury
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 2nd October, 2016 wrote:

Nicholas Burke was 55 or 40 years old on arrival (55 on the ‘Convicts received on board the Bencoolen at Cove of Cork in Ireland’ list, and 40 on the Irish Convicts database) he was transported for ‘Perjury’.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BURKE, Nicholas. Per “Bencoolen”, 1819

1821 Sep 8: Blacksmith. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.117)

1824 c.Apr, Oct 8: Smith. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265f; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.4)

17/11/1825: COF
10/2/1832: COF renewed.

No date of death found.

Maureen Withey on 27th July, 2019 wrote:

1828 NSW Census at Botany, resident at Mary (Ripley?)‘s farm, Saltpan Creek, in household of Aron Barnett, and his wife Ann and other labourers.

Nickols Burke, age 60, Free by Servitude, (Bencolen the 1st, 1811,7 yrs) blacksmith, Catholic. (Bencoolen 1819)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd October, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Nicholas, surname: Bourke, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1779, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation,

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