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Catherine Burns

Catherine Burns, one of 133 convicts transported on the Nautilus, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Burns
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nautilus
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 29th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 269 (136). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd October, 2012 wrote:

Catherine Burns was charged with stealing gowns at Edinburgh on 22/01/1838 - 7 yr sentence. Transported on the ‘Nautilus’, arriving Van Diemens Land 01/09/1839.

Gaol Report: very bad previous connections.
Noisy, smokes and swears.

Native Place: Edinburugh, Scotland.
Aged 23yrs; 4’11”; brown hair; grey eyes.

Assigned to Mr. Priaux, Launceston 1838.
Jan 1844: Application for permission to marry John Mason (convict per Wm. Miles)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

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