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John Burgess

John Burgess, one of 200 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 02 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burgess
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 23rd December, 1830
Age: 29 years

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 Life

Crime: Fraud
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 2nd December, 1829
Arrival date: 7th May, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 243 (124)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: John Burgess
Date of Death: 23 Dec 1830
Ship: Mermaid.
Place: Sydney
New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834

Name: John Burgess
Arrival Date: 1830
Vessel: Mermaid
Province: New South Wales
Title: Convicts arrived
Year(s): 1828-1832
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Age 29.
Noted against his name: Dead; December 1830
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for John Burgess . Bound Indentures. 1829-1830

Married - No children
Trade: Gardener, Groom & Indoor Servant.
Offence: Swindling Goods
Height: 5 ft. 9 1/4
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
How disposed off: Dr Bowman Sydney for Hunter River

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, Convicts Deaths. Effects of Deceased Convicts, - 38/0634
Date; 8 May 1830
Name; John Burgess
Ship. Mermaid
Year of Arrival; 1830
Amount;  3. £.  14. Shillings . 0 Pence. Deposited in the Savings Bank of New South Wales

Died; 23 Dec 1830

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd December, 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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