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Martin Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martin Burke
Aliases: Bourke
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Tellicherry
Departure date: 31st August, 1805
Arrival date: 15th February, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 93 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. Freemans Journal 26 July 1799 p 1, Freemans Journal Tuesday 30 July 1805 page 2:
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Dennis Nightingale on 8th May, 2015 wrote:

Born - Glen Imaal Wicklow County Ireland. Prisoner from Ireland never sentenced in Ireland. Died - 1842 Sydney Asylum.

Dennis Nightingale on 9th May, 2015 wrote:

Played a major roll in the 1798 Irish Rebellion and one of the five Wicklow Martyrs. they received their pardons in July 1811 and at the same time their finances were given a boost since they received stock from the government herd. In 1812 Martin Burke, at the prompting of his partner Phoebe Tunstall, took the decision to give up farming and leased a tavern in Pitt Street. In that year he sold his Cabramatta farm to an Irishman, Bernard Burn, for the sum of 190 pound. Burke appears to have succeeded in his new career and in 1813 he took over the lease of another Pitt Street hotel, The Hope and Anchor, paying seventy pound per annum for the property.

Robin Sharkey on 30th March, 2016 wrote:

July 1805 DEPARTURE FROM DUBLIN for CONVICT SHIP:

Freemans Journal Tuesday 30 July 1805 page 2:
“Thursday evening, Michael Dwyer, Martin Burke, Arthur Develin, Hugh Byrne and John Mernagh [sic], were conveyed from Kilmainham prison, by the Circular-road in carriages, and put on board an armed cutter in the river, which is to carry them to Cove, where a transport destined for Botany Bay, is ready to receive them.”

Robin Sharkey on 30th March, 2016 wrote:

1799 PROCLAMATION FOR MARTIN BURKE:

This description of Burke is one of a list of about
45 men who the government had published in Irish newspapers on 26th & 31st July 1799 and on 13th & 16th December 1799. Number 1 on the list was Michael Dwyer:

“The following ROBBERS, MURDERERS and DESERTERS are now wandering about, and are occasionally concealed by disaffected persons in the Counties of Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kildare, Dublin &tc and Rewards will be paid for securing such of them as are first mentioned agreeably to a Proclamation dated the 8th day of June last:
....
“MARTIN BURKE, five feet eleven inches high, dark hair, rather fair complexion, long nose bending downwards at the point, uneven teeth, long face, straight in the back, xat? Stoops in the shoulders down fro his neck, strong legs and thighs, a little bowed at the knees, walks very upright, [blank] years old, born at or near Imale.”

The July notices did not list a reward, however the December notices included a reward of “Two Hundred Guineas for taking him.”

Maureen Withey on 15th July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

BURKE, Martin. Per “Tellicherry”, 1806; constable
1805 Aug 17

On list of convicts embarked on board the “Tellicherry” (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.37)
1806 Feb 22 - King to Marsden re transportation of Burke and his four companions without conviction; and their status in the Colony (Fiche 3289; 5/3822.2A pp.1-3)
1809 May - On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office; at Cabramatta (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.176)
1810 Jan - Of Georges River. Memorial (Fiche 3002; 4/1821 No.43)
1811 Mar 1 - Memorial (Fiche 3003; 4/1821 No.96)
1813 Jul 24 - On list of persons indebted for stock issued from the Government Herds between 1 Apr 1810 and 24 Jul 1813 (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.158)
1819 Feb 26 - On return of writs issued from Supreme Court and Governor’s Court against William Gore (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.125, 127)
1820 Apr 30 - Constable in district of Bringelly (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.318-20)
1820 Jun - Constable of Bringelly. Memorial (Fiche 3015; 4/1823 No.109 pp.246-7)
1820 Sep 28 - Settler at Pitt Water. Recommended for appointment as constable (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.175)
1821 Sep 8 - Constable. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; with wife and two children (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.60)
1822 Apr 15, May - On lists of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government Herds & Flocks (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.117, 120)
1822 Dec 27-1825 Aug 30 - On pay lists of constables employed at Sydney (Reel 6029, 4/7016A pp.13-215, 4/7016B pp.5-207 & 4/7016C pp.23-383; Reel 6030, 4/7016D pp.19-385; Reel 6061, 4/1779 pp.154a, 163a & 4/1780 pp.90a, 207a, 222a)
1823 Mar - Constable at Broken Bay, appointed on 30 Sep 1820. On list of constables in Sydney from Sep 1820 to Mar 1823 (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.65)
1823 Oct 22 - Re rations drawn by him (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.471)
1823 Oct 25, Nov 1,7 - Re his marriage (Reel 6011, 4/3509 pp.477, 538; Reel 6057, 4/1768 p.55)
1823 Nov 21,27 - Re indulgences from the Government Stores (Reel 6057; 4/1767 pp.67-8)
1824 - On list of constables doing duty in Sydney and its environs requiring slop clothing (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.93)
1824 May 22, Jun 4,11 - On lists of constables doing duty for the town of Sydney and its vicinity who are entitled to a weekly ration (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.97a, 119a, 140a)
1824 Dec 31 - On list of district and other constables doing duty in Sydney and its vicinity; stationed at Broken Bay (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.314c)

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Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Martin Burke, alias Bourke, age 35, Irish rebel, Tellicherry (1806), State prisoner. DOB- 1771. Native place, Glen Imaal, Wicklow Co.,  Spouse: m. 1807, Sydney, Phoebe Tunstall.  Remarks: State prisoner from Ireland, never tried in Ireland, United Irishman. Landholder in N.S.W.; died 1842, Sydney Asylum.
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Nov 1828 NSW census.
Martin Burke,  57, protestant, C.F. Tellicherry 1806, Tenant at Pitt Water. Holds 200 acres, 12 cleared and cultivated, and 34 horned cattle.
Phoebe Burke, per Nile 1800, age 61, protestant, F.S., 7 years,

Maureen Withey on 19th July, 2020 wrote:

Story of Martin Burke’s life:
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~garter1/history/whicklow five.htm

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 8th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. (prev. ), firstname: Martin, surname: Burke, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1771, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 8th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, occupation

Dennis Nightingale on 9th May, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Bourke, date of death: 1842 (prev. 0000)

Robin Sharkey on 30th March, 2016 made the following changes:

source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. Freemans Journal Tuesday 30 July 1805 page 2: (prev. NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts.)

Robin Sharkey on 30th March, 2016 made the following changes:

source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. Freemans Journal 26 July 1799 p 1, Freemans Journal Tuesday 30 July 1805 page 2: (prev. NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. Freemans Journal Tuesday 30 July 1805 page 2:), crime

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