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Thomas Burns

Thomas Burns, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Burns
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/so...
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: York, Leeds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 262
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 1st March, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Burns was 29 years old and came from County Meath, Ireland.

1836: TOL Patrick Plains
1837: Assigned to James Glennie.

2/10/1839: COF

20/9/1843: Age 40, applied to marry Bridget McNamara age 30, (per Roslin Castle 1836).

Bridget applied to marry John Campbell (per Jane) on 1`2/4/1841, but I found no record on the NSW BDM, also nothing on marrying Thomas Burns.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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