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Peter Burns

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Burns
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: County Down
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: 24th August, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish convicts to NSW (Mayberry website), Belfast Newsletter, Tuesday 28 March 1820, ‘Downpatrick Saturday 25 March’, p.4
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 11th September, 2018 wrote:

Peter Burn was found guilty at Downpatrick Assizes on Saturday 25 March 1820, of highway robbery. He was transported to NSW on the “ALmorah” for life.

Belfast Newsletter, Tuesday 28 March 1820, ‘Downpatrick Saturday 25 March’, p.4
“Peter Burns, for highway robbery - sentenced to death, but recommended by the Prosecutor.”

Here the prosecutor is the person who was the victim of the crime. Peter Burns’ death sentence was reprieved and his sentence was instead commuted to transported for life. He was 23 years old (ship’s indent). He was a native of Fadom, Newry, County Down.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 11th September, 2018 made the following changes:

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Robin Sharkey on 11th September, 2018 made the following changes:

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