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Edward Burney

Edward Burney, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Burney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1899
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 21 (12). Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON33-1-22, image 23)
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

John Harper on 26th May, 2012 wrote:

Edward and his wife Ellen (nee Kavanagh)and their first seven children settled in Canterbury, New zealand in 1873 or 1874. By 1875 they were living at Hurunui where another three children were born. The part of Hurunui in which they lived was known from the early 1880s as Medbury. Ellen Burney died there 8 December 1894.

Tracy Rayner on 27th January, 2019 wrote:

Stealing boots.

Iris Dunne on 27th January, 2019 wrote:

Conduct Record: aged 19, Roman Catholic, can read and write, Tried 7 Feb 1842, transported for stealing a pair of boots, Trade: ? & Blacksmith
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-22$init=CON33-1-22p23

Convict Indent:
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-12$init=CON14-1-12P136

Convict Changes History

Tracy Rayner on 27th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1899 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 27th January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 21 (12). Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON33-1-22, image 23) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number

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