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Catherine Burn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Burn
Aliases: Byrne
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 1859
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Experiment
Departure date: 21st January, 1809
Arrival date: 25th June, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 58 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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D Wong on 29th October, 2015 wrote:

Catherine Burn/Byrne was 17 years old when transported for “Uttering a forged One Pound Note.  Catherine stated she was an orphan.

1811??: TOL – no actual date given – Catherine also received a Free Pardon, also no date given.

3/8/1818: Married Charles Pickering (Duke of Portland 1807) – they had 2 or 3 children, son Charles was born 4 years before they married – he was charged with perjury at the age of 15 and was exiled for 3 years, he died in Fiji.

Catherine was charged with “Feloniously stealing” goods of the value of 25 Shillings in the dwelling house of Anne Waterhouse at Sydney, Sentenced to 3 years at Governor’s Pleasure.
Her maiden name (Byrne)wife of Charles Pickering, Publican George Street, Sydney.

1859: Catherine died.
Charles Pickering died in 1837.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 3/1350
Name; Catherine Burn
When and where tried; Dublin City - June 1807
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Experiment Brig - 1809
Native County; Dublin
Trade; House Keeper
Age; 29 [1785 ]
Height; 5 ft. 2 in
Complexion; Dark Sallow
Hair;  Black
Eyes; Hazel
DATE: 6 June 1814

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th October, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Burn, alias1: Byrne, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1788, date of death: 1859, gender: f, occupat

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th December, 2020 made the following changes:


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