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Anne Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anne Burns
Aliases: Burnes
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: 21st March, 1903
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Greenlaw
Departure date: 7th March, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-2,127,8,F,60.
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Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2018 wrote:

Ann BURNS was convicted at Roscommon, Ireland on 28 June 1843 for larceny - stealing a surplice from a church. Previous conviction for stealing clothes. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Greenlaw’, arriving 2 July 1844. Ship surgeon’s report: “very good”.

Aged 19 yrs; nursegirl; Roman Catholic; single woman; 5’2” height; freckled complexion; light brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Place of birth: Roscommon, Ireland.
Father: Nicholas
Sisters: Elizabeth & Catherine

Stationed at ‘Ansons’ hulk, River Derwent, Hobart. 6 mth probation period.
1846: Misconduct. Sent to the Female Factory, Launceston.
6 Aug 1846: Absconded. Sentence extended 3 mths.
Female Factory Launceston.
15 Jan 1847: Absconded. Sentence extended 6 mths.
27 June 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
10 Sept 1850: Unexpired extension of sentence remitted.
27 Sept 1850: Free Certificate issued.

Melissa on 8th October, 2019 wrote:

Anne Burns left Tasmania to move to Melbourne. She was admitted to the Melbourne Goal and Geelong Geol with about 20 times with Vagrancy (homelessness)offences from 1878 to her death in a Geelong Goal in 1903. see Public Records Victoria - Register of Female Prisoners

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-2,127,8,F,60. (prev. ), firstname: Anne, surname: Burns, alias1: Burnes, alias2: , alias3: , al

Melissa on 7th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 21st March, 1903 (prev. 0000)

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