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William Burke, one of 250 convicts transported on the Larkins, 24 July 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 365 (184)
||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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Anonymous on 8th October, 2011 wrote:
William Burke arrived on the "Larkin" as a convict and was working as custom excise officer in 1823 at 100 pound per year. He married Bridget Thornton in 1826 and they had two daughters, and a son. His second daughter Emma born 1830 married James Cooper Ex convict at Goulburn in1846 . William died at Sydney in 1844 William was my gr/gr grandfather…. Adrian Cooper Email email@example.com
Ken Ray on 30th November, 2018 wrote:
Born in Limerick, Ireland
D Wong on 1st December, 2018 wrote:
10/3/1817 Hampshire Chronicle:
John Brown and William Burke, charged with a highway robbery on the person of Peter Chamberlain, at Alverstoke, pleaded guilty - Death.
William Burke was listed as 22 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Limerick.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
BURKE, William. Per “Larkins”, 1817
1817 Dec 2: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Larkins” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.192)
1826: Married Bridget Thornton, came free per ‘Woodman’ 1823.
1827: Amelia Burke
1830–1880: Emma Burke
1833–1886: William Burke
1844: William Burke died in Sydney, NSW.
8/8/1844 The Sydney Morning Herald:
THE Friends of the late Mr. William Burke are respectfully solicited to attend his funeral, which will take place This Day at half-past two o’clock precisely.
The procession will move from the residence of Mr. Thomas Place, Argyle-street.
Convict Changes History
Ken Ray on 30th November, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 1st December, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime