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Matthew Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Burns
Aliases: Byrne
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Brushmaker
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
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Richmond
Departure date: 21st September, 1843
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 15th July, 2013 wrote:

Matthew Burns was transported as Matthew BYRNE.
Matthew was transported for “Stealing an old shirt”.

Surgeon’s Report: Weak Intellect.

Matthew was 23 years old, 5’6 1/2” tall, illiterate, single, protestant, sallow complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, slightly pockpitted, cast in both eyes.

Conduct record full of misconducts, absconding, refusing to work etc.

12/9/1951: Free Certificate.
9/9/1853: In gaol at Launceston.

Last note on his conduct record states that he was transported again, but I can’t make out where.

Please Note: There were 2 Matthew Burns in VDL at the same time, and I don’t know which one this is,  so I add this under advisement:
6/7/1858: Launceston Examiner - Matthew Burns found guilty of the rape of 3 year old Eliza McDonald at Avoca.
15/7/1858: Sentenced to Death
5/8/1858: Hanged.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th July, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1820, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 16th July, 2013 made the following changes:

firstname Matthew (prev. Burns), surname Burns (prev. Matthew)

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