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James Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Burke
Aliases: Jeremiah Burke
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: County Clare
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 24th November, 1852
Arrival date: 12th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-113,350,16,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 11th May, 2013 wrote:

James Burke was convicted at Clare on 26 Feb 1850 for housebreaking - stealing corn. 10yr sentence. Prison report bad. Spike Island report good.
Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12/02/1853.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 11th May, 2013 wrote:

Married man, 3 children. Native Place - Co. Clare. His name is also listed as Jeremiah Burke.

Aged 40yrs; Roman Catholic; can read; labourer; dark complexion; black hair; blue eyes.

18mths Probation period.

1854 at New Town (Hobart)
29/04/1854 Watchman at Prison Barracks - absent from his post. 10 days solitary.

Ticket of Leave 20/02/1855

Conditional Pardon 15/07/1856

Certified Free 09/05/1860

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 11th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 10 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1813, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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