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Robert Burrows

Robert Burrows, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Burrows
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th January, 1820
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a pig
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 286
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 2nd April, 2016 wrote:

1/8/1799 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette:
Robert Burrows, for stealing a store-pig, turkey and fowl, to be transported for seven years.

23/12/1816: aged 36, married Ann Goodwin (Amelia Ann Goodwin) (Speedy 1799) at Liverpool.
Amelia/Ann had 6 children to James Rixon (Barwell 1797) he died in 1811, and she then had 1 child with Robert Burrows, also Robert born in 1816.

25/1/1820: Aged 40, Robert was found drowned in the weeds at the bottom of the creek as Aspinall’s farm near Windsor.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th January, 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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