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Matthew Burridge, one of 250 convicts transported on the London, 15 March 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||6th June, 1815
|Date of Death:
||8th January, 1904
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 42
||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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Sandra Burdon on 13th September, 2018 wrote:
In England Matthew had been married to ELIZA SNELL. Registered in Spilsby District: 14 781 for the 3rd Quarter (Jul-Sep) 1841. Matthew is recorded as ‘Bouridge’. They probably lived at Stickford, a few miles SW of Spilsby town. In 1842 their son George was born but died about the time of his father’s conviction (4th Quarter - Oct-Dec - 1843. Possibly this was why the son born in Australia to Matthew and Sarah was known as ‘George’. No divorce record found for Matthew and Eliza but convicts who stayed in Australia permanently were allowed to remarry regardless.
Convict Changes History
Peter McLennan on 19th November, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 6th June, 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th January, 1904 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime