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Matthew Burridge

Matthew Burridge, one of 250 convicts transported on the London, 15 March 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Burridge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th June, 1815
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 8th January, 1904
Age: 88 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lincoln, Louth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: London
Departure date: 15th March, 1844
Arrival date: 9th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 42
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

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

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