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Mary Burn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Burn
Aliases: Byrne, Gilmore
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: 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: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Burn,  alias Byrne, Gilmore, per Experiment II (1809), Tried at Dublin City, 1807, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2021 wrote:

Mary had a colonial conviction and was sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement.

She was one of 24 female prisoners who arrived at Moreton Bay per the Colonial schooner Isabella in July 1837.

Moreton Bay Convict Register.
Mary Burns or Gilmore convicted in the colony in the name of Catherine Gibson.  Per Brig Experiment, Tried at Dublin City Apr 1807, 7 years, servant.  Colonial Conviction: Tried at Q. Sessions,  Sydney, 4 July 1836, Larceny, 3 years. To Sydney (no date recorded)


This appears to be the case, although the name reported is Caroline Gibson, not Catherine Gibson.

Sydney General Quarter Sessions. Monday July 4th.
Caroline Gibson stood indicted for stealing 12 shillings, and a certain warrant or order for the payment of £5, the property of Thomas Glover.  Guilty, sentenced to be transported to a penal settlement for 3 years.

Sydney Monitor, 9 July 1836.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Burn, alias1: Byrne, alias2: Gilmore, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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