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John Burls

John Burls, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burls
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep stealing & larceny
Convicted at: Essex Assises
Sentence term: Life
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 386
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 4th July, 2011 wrote:

John was given permission to marry Elizabeth King also a convict from England in 1845 they had about 8 children Susan 1848 , Eliza 1850 , John 1852 ,George 1854 ,Edwin 1856 , William 1858 ,Richard 1860 ,Elizabeth 1863.John died in Tasmania about 1864 Elizabeth died around 1875.Most of the children were born at Kangaroo Bay which today is known as Leanna Valley.John junior was my Great grand father.

Convict Changes History

shary gleeson on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1864, gender, crime

shary gleeson on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1864, crime

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