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John Burnett

John Burnett, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burnett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd July, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record;-
No; 566
Name; Name; John Burnett alias John Bennett,
Trial; Devon - 18 March 1822 - Life
Ship; Arab 1 - 1822
Remarks; EXECUTED; at Hobart - 2 Nov 1835

Transported for; Horse stealing

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 566
Height; 5 Ft 3 1/4 in
Hair; D. Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Age; 21 [1801]
Trade; Farm Lab
Native Place; Isle of Wright

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st August, 2021 wrote:

[1] Devonshire - 18 March 1822 - Life
[2] Launceston - 22 Jan 1827 - 7 years
[3] Campbell Q S - 12 Jan 1835 - 7 years
[4] Hobart - 30 Oct 1835 - To be hanged
EXECUTED; 2 Nov 1835

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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