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James Burns, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sir William Bensley, 09 October 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Byrnes, Burn, Byrne, Burnes
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 297 (150)
||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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Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2020 wrote:
Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
James Burns, alias Byrnes, Byrne. Burn, Burnes, Age on arrival: 30. Calling/trade: Waiter. Born: 1787, Native place, Belfast Antrim Co. Tried: 1815, Westminster Q.S., England, Sentence: 7 years. Ship: Sir William Bensley (1817).
Colonial Secretary Index.
BURNS, James. Per “Sir William Bensley”, 1817.
1817 Mar 21 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Sir William Bensley” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.79)
1819 Oct - Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3193; 4/1857 pp.50-50a)
1821 Feb 27 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.140)
1821 Mar - On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.125)
1822 May 11 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.6)
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Byrnes, alias2: Burn, alias3: Byrne, alias4: Burnes, date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), gender: m