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James Burgess

James Burgess, one of 280 convicts transported on the Edwin Fox, 24 August 1858

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Burgess
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Railway worker
Date of Death: 1892
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Edwin Fox
Departure date: 24th August, 1858
Arrival date: 20th November, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 282 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 283 (143)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Iris Dunne on 4th June, 2019 wrote:

Convict Index: aged 37, Married with 1 child, Occupation Carpenter railway guard

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
William Pierce, James Burgess, William George Tester
Theft: Stealing from master
5th January 1857
Lots of details on court proceedings in link below:-
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18570105-250

Convict Changes History

John Russell on 26th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

John Russell on 26th April, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 26th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Iris Dunne on 4th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000)

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