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Kearns Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Kearns Burns
Aliases: Kearne Burns
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Farm boy, labourer, selector
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 4th March, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Kearns Burns was 19 years old.  He could read; religion Catholic; status single and a native of Tipperary.  He was a farm boy.  He was convicted of stealing clocks on 27 March 1828 in Tipperary and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 6 1/2 inches; complexion sallow: hair brown and eyes grey.  Transport number 23.
Assigned to Mr B. C. Leathridge (?), Parramatta.
Received his Certificate of Freedom from Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney on 21 July 1835.  Reference The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser dated Saturday 25 July 1835.
First name appears to be spelt either as Kearns or Kearne.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 4th March, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: Kearns, surname: Burns, alias1: Kearne Burns, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1810, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crim

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