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Andrew Byrne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Byrne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 11th January, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au Estate Papers of Andrew Byrne held at the Mitchell Library Sydney Trove BDM certificates
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Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

From The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825.
BYRNE, Andrew. Per “Minerva”, 1800
1808 Sep 14
On statement of capital advanced by John Blaxland in his concerns from 3 Apr 1807 to 14 Sep 1808; wages paid to him and his wife (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.214)
1809 Sep 6
On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.186)
1810 Jan
Of Sea View, Botany Bay. Re renewal of grant (Fiche 3002, 4/1821 No.48; Fiche 3163, 4/1846 p.35)
On list of convicts who have received absolute pardons [Jan 1811] (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.78)
1811 May 22
For permission to purchase spirits from Bonded Stores (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.227)
1813 Mar 19
Settler at Botany Bay (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.31)
1814 Jun 13
Of Botany Bay. On list of settlers to receive cattle (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.154b)
1814 Jun 30
On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1814; at Botany Bay (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.16)
1814 Jul 2
On returns of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.29, 42)
1817 Feb 3, Sep 17
Juror at inquests on John Rogers and Hugh Wood held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.607, 733)
1817 Nov 22
Paid from the Police Fund for firewood supplied watchhouses in Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.411)
1819 Feb 20-Aug 24
Paid from the Police Fund for lime for Government use (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.10, 55, 56, 86)
1819 Apr 30
On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in kind (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.258)
1820 Mar 27, May 5
Originals and copies of Store receipts for wheat paid at Bathurst and found to be forgeries (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.49-50, 55, 340-6, 359)
1820 Sep 22
Juror at inquest on George Heading held at Annandale farm (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.297)
1821 May 24
Store receipts of for fresh meat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.172)
1821 Sep 17
Assignment of a house and premises in Bent Street, Sydney (Fiche 3309; 4/7186.1 pp.11-4)
1822 Jan 23
Landholder at Appin. Application for clearing party (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.73)
1822 Feb 11
Of Appin. Memorial (Fiche 3057; 4/1833 No.5). Reply, 19 Feb (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.458)
1822 Feb 13-1824 Dec 13
On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.5, 12, 20, 27, 29, 46, 64, 75, 86; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D pp.104, 132)
1822 Mar 12
Requesting a clearing gang for his farm at Appin (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.196)
1822 Mar 16
Re return of wheat due from settlers who have received clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 pp.3, 5, 11)
1822 Mar 22
Letter explaining new regulations for the rationing of men employed clearing land; had authority to select twenty-two convicts to clear 100 acres on his farm at Appin (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.64-5)
1822 Mar 29
Re estimate of labour performed by clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.9)
1822 Aug 29
Re notoriety of clearing gang under his employ (Reel 6054; 4/1758 p.39a)
1822 Nov 12
Re Richard Sullivan, a member of his clearing gang (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.439)
1822 Dec 14
Fined for allowing his convict servant to be at large (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.57)
1822 Dec 17
Agreement with Richard Archbold (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.71)
On list of landowners and details of land cleared by clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.13)
On list of landowners owing money for clearing parties (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.21)
1823 Jan 1
Two constables escorting six runaways from Sydney belonging to Byrne’s clearing party victualled by William Mahony, District Constable, Appin (Reel 6058; 4/1769 p.152)
1823 Jan 18
Re misappropriation of services of Richard Sullivan by Mr Ikin (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.218)
1823 Feb 24
To Bench of Magistrates, Campbelltown, forwarding bond for execution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.370)
1823 Mar 18
Clearing gang under Daniel Johnson despatched by Byrne (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.111)
1823 May 1, Oct 21
Memorial (Fiche 3061; 4/1834A No.50 pp.295-302). Reply, 25 Mar 1824 (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.580-1)
1823 May 25
On list of clearing gang bonds delivered to William Wemyss (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.322)
1823 Jun 21
Re bonds for work performed by clearing parties (Reel 6058; 4/1769 p.162)
1823 Jun 24
Re account of land cleared by clearing gangs on estate of (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.267)
1823 Sep 22-Oct 15
George Browning and Thomas Hughes convicted by the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of stealing goods from (Reel 6023; X820 p.103)
1823 Oct 16
Security for a bond for cattle still due on 16 Oct 1823 (Reel 6057; 4/1766 p.146b)
1824 Feb
Convict returned to Government by in District of Appin (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.53)
1824 Feb 4
Denis O’Brien permitted temporary occupation of land bounded by Byrne’s ticket of occupation at Bulls-eye (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.283)
1824 Feb 12
Occupied Little Bulleye near Coal Cliff as a grazing run (Fiche 3089; 4/1837A p.439)
1824 Mar 20, Aug 23, Sep 17
Memorial for Sydney allotment and for land at Port Aiken (Fiche 3081; 4/1836B No.150 pp.693-8)
1824 c.Apr
On list of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics for the quarters ending 31 Dec 1823 and 31 Mar 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265b)
1824 May 31
On return of fines imposed by the Court at Appin for violating the Colonial regulations; for slaughtering cattle without a licence (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.1)

1824 c.Jul
Of O’Connell Street. On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.173a)
1824 Oct 4
On return of grain in the possession of settlers in the District of Appin (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.301a)
1824 Nov 20

Application for five Government labourers for the clearing of his land (Reel 6062; 4/1781 pp.345-345a)
1824 Dec 6
Convicts assigned to in the District of Appin (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.75)
Re land and premises in O’Connell Street, Sydney (Fiche 3311; 4/7082)
1825 Mar 22
On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.84); on list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.3)
1825 May 3,17
On lists of persons who have received warrants for the purchase of Crown lands (Fiche 3266, 9/2652 p.111; Fiche 3260, 2/1925 p.3)

Liesl Harrold on 1st February, 2016 wrote:

Involved in the 1798 Irish rebellion and was considered a political exile. Native of Seven Churches, Wicklow.
Friend of Joseph Holt who was a witness at his first marriage to Mary Lewin (convict who arrived on the ‘Anne’)
Mary Lewin was assigned to him on her arrival in 1801. They had three boys together all born before their marriage on the 10 Sept 1812. 
Andrew married Maria Davis Best on the 28 May 1816 and had 10 children
Received absolute pardon on the 31 Jan 1811.
Appointed Sydney poundkeeper 26 September 1833
Liquor license for Currency Lad, George St Sydney (later the Peacock Inn) first issued 23 July 1832
Owned land at Appin, Port Aiken, Sydney and Bargo.
Appointed to collect dues from the Hay and Corn market from inception until death.
Treated burns and bites - known as the colonial fire doctor
Siblings and mother moved to the USA after his arrest in 1798. His father “father made the ultimate sacrifice"during the 1798 Irish Rebellion.
Considered a pioneer of the cattle industry in Australia.
Lay member of the committee for the establishment of the first St Mary’s cathedral in Sydney.
Involved in the horse racing industry and possibly bred horses.

Denis Pember on 1st February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref B3379 - page 73] Burns, Andrew 48, absolute pardon, Minerva, 1800, Catholic, agriculturalist, O’Connell Street Sydney, 10 horned cattle.
[Ref B3380] Burns, Maria, 29, came free Wansted 1811, Catholic.
[Ref B3381] Burns, John, 20 born in the colony.
[Ref B3382] Burns, Hannah, 11 born in the colony.
[Ref B3383] Burns, Mary 7 born in the colony.
[Ref B3384] Burns, Cavan 5 born in the colony.
[Ref B3385] Burns, Elizth 2 born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1779, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Liesl Harrold on 1st February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au Estate Papers of Andrew Byrne held at the Mitchell Library Sydney Trove BDM certificates (prev. http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au), date of birth: 0000

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