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Mary Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Burns
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Blackfriar
Departure date: 24th January, 1851
Arrival date: 29th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record. Indent http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-7,364,9,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2013 wrote:

Mary Burns (proper name Brown)was convicted at Limerick on 13/4/1850 for arson of a hay stack. Catharine Byrne also convicted and on board same ship. 15yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blackfriar’, arriving 1851.

Aged 21yrs; country servant/wash; 5’2 1/2”; read & write; Roman Catholic; single; Hazel eyes; ruddy complexion; lt brown hair. Native place of birth - Co. Limerick. Sister Hannah at native place.

Assignments of service in Colony.
1850: R. Henry, Govt., Domain, Hobart.
1852: Myers, Liverpool St. Hobart
1858: Bothwell

11/1/1853 delivered of a female child, Margaret at the Cascades Female Factory, Hobart. (No detail found of child in St. Johns Orphanage.)

Application for permission to marry:
John Ward (ex Lady Franklin) 2/2/1852 Westbury
John Holbrook (ex Pestongee Bom) 19/3/1855.
Note: Mary Burn, Burns, Byrne common names, so details would need to be researched to see if it is this Mary.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 15 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1830, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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