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John Burton

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Burton
Aliases: Barzendale, Joseph (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Brassfounder
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Lancaster, Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 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 258
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 14th November, 2012 wrote:

John Burton was about 19 years old when convicted of Pocketpicking.

John was Protestant, illiterate, single, 5’6 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, red whiskers, native place; Manchester.

16/8/1837: On list of runaways apprehended during the previous week.  Absconded from T. Kerr, Paterson.

11/2/1839: Tried at Parramatta (along with Daniel Stewart) for committing burglary and stealing money and clothes.

1839: Transported to Norfolk Island.

12/10/1845: Arrived in VDL per Lady Franklin.

20/2/1849: Free Certificate, Launceston.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th November, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1 Barzendale, Joseph (alias) (prev. Barzendale, Joseph (Alias)), date of birth 1813, gender, occupation, crime

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