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James Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Burns
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Agra General Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Gazelle
Departure date: 6th February, 1848
Arrival date: 7th April, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 wrote:

James BURNS was convicted at Agra, India on 11 Oct 1847 for insubordination and striking an Officer (Corporal Wallace) in the Army. Had served for 7 yrs in the army. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Gazelle’ arriving Hobart 7 April 1848.

Aged 34 yrs; soldier/labourer; Roman Catholic; can read & write; 5’7 1/2”; fresh complexion; brown to red hair; Hazel eyes; single man.
Native place of birth: Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Brother: John, at Kildare
Sister: Sarah, at native place.

2 yr Probation Period.
1st Station: Cascades (south Hobart)
1850: at Tea Tree, Prison Barracks Hobart, Impression Bay, Huon, Browns River, South Arm.
1851: at Macquarie Point.
1852: at Port Arthur
1853: at Ouse, Hobart.
1854: at Ross, Fingal.
1855: at Launceston & Fingal.

1 Feb 1855: Absconded.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 1st January, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Burns, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1814, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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