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John Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Robbery
Convicted at: Tipperary Ireland
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?CON33-1-113,350,33,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th May, 2013 wrote:

John Burke was convicted at Tipperary on 30 april 1849 for robbery from a dwelling. 10yr sentence.
Prison report: once before convicted. Middling conduct.
Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12/02/1853.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 wrote:

Labourer; 22yrs of age; 5’3 1/4”; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes; pointed nose.
Native Place: Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

21 mths Probation period. 88 days gained by task work.

14/11/1853 Lunatic Asylum,New Norfolk: Misconduct - 7 days solitary.
08/01/1855: Lunatic Asylum, New Norfolk: Drunk & out after hours. 3mths hard labour.
31/01/1855: Meritorious conduct at a fire.

16/10/1855: Ticket of Leave

07/10/1856: Conditional Pardon

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

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

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