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life span was 56 years*
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Sentenced to 14 years
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 wrote:
William Burns was convicted at Umballa/Ambala, a district of Delhi, India for insubordination - strick a superior officer by throwing a brick at Sgt. Dunn. 61st Regiment. 14yr transportation sentence. Transported from Calcutta to Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Gazelle’, arriving 07/04/1848.
Aged 24yrs; 5’7”; soldier/labourer; Protestant; can read & write; sallow complexion; black hair; brown eyes; single man. Native place of birth - Stockport, Cheshire. Previously in the 35th Regiment.
14 months Probation at Cascades (south Hobart).
Ticket of Leave 26/12/1854
Conditional Pardon 29/09/1857
Certificate of Freedom 08/10/1863
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Burns, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1824, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime