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John Burgess

John Burgess, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burgess
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 17th December, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 52
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

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:

gender: m

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