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John Burgess, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
17th December, 1818
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 52
||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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Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2021 wrote:
ADM 101/44/6. Medical officer’s journal of Lord Melville convict ship for 16 June -17 November 1818 by John McMillar.
Folio 14: John Burgess, age 45, convict; taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, erysipelas terminating in an extensive abscess, the inflammation appeared on the fore part of the leg attended with a burning pain in the whole limb and some degree of febrile derangement in the whole system; dates on sick list, 20 September-11 November 1818; cured.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2021 made the following changes: