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Simon Burn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Simon Burn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1757
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 5th October, 1794
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Devonshire, Exeter Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 103 other convicts


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Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 wrote:

Simon Burn was tried at Exeter, Devon on 11 August 1783 for highway robbery with a value of 39 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years having been originally sentenced to death, and left England on the Friendship aged about 30 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as stocking weaver. He died in 17
Partner in the original crime was John Haydon.Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.Murdered by a neighbour while trying to protect the woman with whom the neighbour was living.Married Frances Anderson on 10 February 1788.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, date of birth 1757, date of death 5th October, 1794, occupation, crime

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