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life span was 57 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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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
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)