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Name, Aliases & Gender
||Susan Burke, Rourke, Wright
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2013 wrote:
Susannah Burke was tried & convicted, with her husband John Rourke, for forgery. Both sentenced 15yrs. Husband sent to Spike Island. Susannah transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blackfrair’, arriving 1851.
Native place of birth - Kings Co; Roman Catholic; reads; housemaid; aged 40yrs; married, 1 child; dark complexion; black hair; Hazel eyes; 5’1 1/4”.
Gaol report: never convicted before. Middling.
Ship Surgeon’s report: good.
Assignments to service in Colony. New Town Farm; Antil Ponds; Richmond; Sandy Bay; Hobart.
2/1/1854 marriage to Wm Wright approved. (note - remarriage was approved in the Colonies) Married 23/1/1854 Hobart ref: 294/1854-37.
Ticket of Leave 8/8/1854
Conditional Pardon 14/8/1855.
Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 wrote:
Link to her husband William WRIGHT’s record - https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/wright/william/19520
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2013 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 15 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1811, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime