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Catherine Burns, one of 133 convicts transported on the Nautilus, 25 April 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
25th April, 1838
29th August, 1838
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 131 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 269 (136).
Tasmanian Archives - Convicts
||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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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