Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Burgess

John Burgess, one of 180 [108] convicts transported on the Waterloo, 12 March 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burgess
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Shoe & bootmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 12th March, 1829
Arrival date: 9th July, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 3
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Burgess was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Burgess?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Heather Hosking on 9th December, 2015 wrote:

Born in Bromley, Kent, son of John and Amy Burgess of 119 High Street, Bromley. Transcript of letter sent by John to his friend, James Walter, held in Bromley Central Library. Lived in Liverpool, NSW

Heather Hosking on 11th March, 2018 wrote:

Convicted Kent Assizes 7th August 1828 for receiving a stolen bay horse, value £16. Held in prison hulk pending transportation on Waterloo, which sailed 14th March 1829. Worked for Rev Robert Cartwright with 20 other convicts in Liverpool, New South Wales. Transcript of a letter that he sent to a friend in Bromley, Kent (his home town) is held in Bromley library.

Convict Changes History

Heather Hosking on 9th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Heather Hosking on 11th March, 2018 made the following changes:


This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au