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Alexander Burnett convict came on the Moffat, 07 November 1837 tried at Perth Court of Justiciary, assigned to MH Briggs Assigned Servants page 5 - 16 granted ticket-of-leave
Anne Burnett, 24 single woman House servant Bucks Prot reads employed by Mr Jopton Melbourne arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr Burnett arrived Melbourne 30 Apr 1841 from Hobart town on the Lillias
J.A Burnett manager at Dalgety & Co's Charles street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
C.J Burnett settler Emu station Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Burket brickmaker south side Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Nathan Burkett Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Richard Burkitt Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Jonathan Thomas Burkin convict came on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829 tried at Surrey Assizes, Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 39 - 21 granted ticket-of-leave 1 Aug 1839
Jonathan Thomas Burkin convict came on the KS Forbes 1830 sentenced to life assigned to Wm Moore Broken River, Tickets of Leave to be collected page 212 - 14 granted ticket-of-leave 29 Feb 1844 Bullock driver
Jeremiah Burkin, and Rose Burkin baptised female Caroline at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #341
Caroline Burkin, died female Melbourne 1842 #104 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Burkitt List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Burkrell Arrived 21-Mar 1840 from Launceston on 15 Mar, on the Paul Pry
Mathew Burlage came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 28
Mr and Mrs Burler departed 28 Feb for Sydney and landed at Boyd town on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Burley arrived 14-Dec 1840 from Sydney on the Clonmel
James Burnell Departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
Alexander Burnett Convict came 05 May 1836, on the Moffat tried at Westmorland Quarter Session, assigned to M N Briggs Esq.
Anne Burnett came Sep 1844 with 283 on the Abberton aged 24 wed James Ohara in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Mr C Burnett arrived at Port Phillip 2 Dec 1843 from Leith Mid-Lothian
Charles J Burnett, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
CJ Burnett, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
C. J Burnett Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Directory 1847 settler Emu station Murray
HG Burnett, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
J. A Burnett Directory 1847 manager at Dalgety & Co's Charles street Collingwood
James Burnett came Jun 1841 with 346 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mr J Burnett Departed from Launceston on 15 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Perseverance
James Federick 18 Burnett came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mr Burnett Departed from Hobart 7 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip on the Tasmanian Lass
Mr Burnett Arrived at Launceston 9 Oct 1837 from Port Philip on the Enterprise
Mr Burnett Arrived at Launceston 11 Oct 1837 from Port Philip on the Thistle
Mr Burnett arrived 21-Mar 1840 from Launceston on 16 Mar, on the Tamar
Mrs Burnett arrived 23 Mar 1840 from Launceston on 20 Mar, on the Enterprise
Mr Burnett Melbourne arrived 30 Apr 1841 from Hobart town on the Lillias
Samuel Burnet - crew 06 arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Sarah Burnett wed Thomas Reed in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Anne Burney / Burnie 19 (g ), listed on the Glenhuntly arrived 17 April 1840
Elizabeth Burney aged 20 arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Elizabeth Birnie/Burney boarded as a single woman, but was delivered of a child during the voyage, and then was recorded as a widow, so not eligible for a Bounty subsidy.
Frances Burnis 28 (1 single woman) Housemaid RC reads Kings County, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Mrs Burnip and 5 chn arrived 17 Nov 1842 from Hobart on the Lillias source Melbourne Times, Fri 19th Nov
Anne Burnie / Burney 19 (single woman 1) House maid, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Hannah Burniss wed Benjamin Noble Butcher in 1847 at Methodist / Wesleyan Geelong
Captain Burnley SWP Petty Sessions held Tues 30 Aug assisting the Chairman source Melbourne Times - Sat 10 Dec 1842, page 3
Mr B Burnley departed 26 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr Burnley arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte - source Launceston Courier 4 Jan 1841
Mr Burley arrived 14-Dec 1840 on the Clonmel from Sydney
Mr Burnley arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr Burnley arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Mr Burnley cleared out 28 July 1842 for Launceston on the Lowestoft source Port Phillip Herald Fri 29th July 1842
Mr Burnley cleared out 30 July 1842 for Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 2nd August 1842
Mr Burnley arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Launceston on the Sir John Franklin source Port Phillip Herald Fri 26th August 1842
Mr Burnley arrived at Port Phillip 5 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 20 Sep Scout
Mr WB Burnley arrived Sydney 2 July 1841 from Port Phillip on the Timbo
Mr WB Burnley signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
William Bust Burnley freehold Queen St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Bust Burnley freehold, Richmond The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
William Bust Burnley freehold, Richmond The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
HB Burnley The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
Mr WB Burnley cleared out from Port Phillip 18 August 1843 for Launceston arrived 24 Aug Scout
William B Burnley News - jury for Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 1 Dec, source PPH 5 Dec 1843
TB Burnley, in jury for Supreme Court Sat 16 Mar 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
WB Burnley, voted 3-4pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
WB Burnley, second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
William Bust Burnley Richmond freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Willliam Bust Burnley, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Richmond Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William B Burnley voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
William Burton Burnley on a Special jury for Tue 11 Nov 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Nov 1845
W.B Burnley merchant Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Harriet Burner, female wed John Cuy 1842 #4568 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr A Burns on 07 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
Abraham Burns came to this colony as cook of the Georgiana. He was employed on 3rd and 4th Jan to help discharge the cargo of the Lowestoft. After the cargo was discharged the vessel was fumigated, and all the hatches secured on the night of the 5th. In the morning the Chief Mate came to check, found the fore hatch uncovered and the deceased quite dead in the hold. He had been seen by the steward come on board about 11o'clock in the night, very intoxicated, as he supposed to sleep in the gally. Verdict Accidental death. Source Port Phillip Herald, 11 Jan 1842
Alexander Burns Police Court Sat 28 May charged with assaulting the constables fined twenty shillings source Melbourne Times - Sat 21 May 1842, page 3
Andrew Burns 33 hus (family 2) Farm Servant RC neither Carlow, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Anne Burns 26 wife of Andrew (family 2) Housemaid RC neither Carlow, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
John Burns 7 and Kate Burns 5 dau of Andrew (family 2) RC Carlow, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Andrew Burns house Little Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Andrew Burn House Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Andrew Byrne and Anne /Nancy Kelly birth Matthew 1843, Margaret 1844
Letter at Post-office unclaimed
Andrew Burns storekeeper Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Andrew Byrne carter William street, Source - 1847 Directory
Anne Byrnes 21 (single woman 10) Housemaid, RC, both, Dublin,, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa may be sister of William
Ann Byrne, wed James Wheeler 1842 #609 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Ann Byrnes wed William Cairnes in 1847 at Church of England Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
Ann Dora Byrne wed Mathew Connor in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Barney Burns 38 husband of Sarah (family 05) Labourer RC neither Armagh Forwarded to Geelong, arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Bridget Burns 21 wife of Patrick (family 04) both Cork arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Felix Burns 10 son of Barney (family 05) RC Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Francis Burns 0 son of Barney (family 05) RC Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
John Burns 13 son of Barney (family 05) RC Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Patrick Burns 7 son of Barney (family 05) RC Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Barney Burns and Sarah birth Francis 1845
Bartholomew Burns/Byrnes and James McKenzie, both former convicts, were sent to Williamstown to assist in the Quarantine sick camp, and showed unusual co-operation when they were employed to bury the 17 who died after arrival.
'Perilous Voyages' page 95 notes - events on the Manlius arrived 15 Feb 1842, with typhoid-stricken migrants.
Bridget Burn / Byan 28 (young woman 6) Housemaid RC both Cork, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Biddy Burns 16 (single woman 1 g Housemaid RC reads Carlew, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Bridget Burns wed Patrick Tierney in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Bridget Byrne, female wed Henry Fitzgibbons 1842 #34122 Presbyterian Portland
Bridget Burns died 1846 Female aged 27 at Melbourne
Captain Burns Ship's Master arrived 15-Nov 1840 from Hobart on 3 Nov on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Capt Burn sailed from Port Phillip 7 Jan 1842 for London. - on the Deva source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan 1842
Captain Burn master arrived 26 Feb 1842 from London 28 Sep and Plymouth 30 Oct on the Himalaya source Port Phillip Herald Tues 1st March 1842
Mr C Burn Esq. arrived 23 Mar 1840 on the Lookin
Denis Burns 34 hus (family 2) Labourer RC both Co Kerry, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Mary Burns 25 wife of Denis (family 2) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Emma Burns 4 dau of Denis (family 2) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Anne Burns 3 months dau of Denis (family 2) born on board, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Ann Burns, died 10 (months?) female Melbourne 1842 #38342 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
D Byrne, and Mary Keene baptised female Marian at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #82
Denis Byrne, and Maria Skener baptised female Marian at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36254
Dennis Byrnes shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Denis Byrnes - Ordinary Constable, appointed for a few months. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
Dominic Byrne 28 (single man 4) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Dominick Byrne, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Edw Burns 27 (young man 3) Shepherd RC both Kings Co, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Edwin Burne 23 (single man 7) Labourer Prot Both Cavan, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Elizabeth Byrnes / Byrne 15 dau of Paddy (14 single woman) General Servant RC both Kildare, came 28 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Elizabeth Birnie / Burney 20 (single woman 07) House servant Prot reads Monaghan, employed by Mr Bickenstaff Market Square Hotel arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Ellen Burn 17 (Single woman 2) Housemaid RC reads West Meath, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Infant With Birnie / Burney 0 born on voyage dau of Elizabeth (single woman 07) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Fanny Ann Burns 20 (single woman 08) House servant Prot both Monaghan, employed by Mr Dudge, Geelong arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Fany Ann Burns List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Fanny Anne Burns wed George Ledwill in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Frances Burnis / Burnes 28 (single woman 1) Housemaid RC reads Kings County, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Francis Burns Sailed from Launceston 26 Jan 1843 for Portland, Will Watch
Francess Burns wed James Adams in 1845 at Roman Catholic
George Byrnes - paid $20/14/4 towards erecting a Pound. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 20, 31 Dec 1841 George Byrne - cutting hay, paid $7/-/-. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 23, 14 Dec 1842
George Byrne maltster Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Burns 37 hus (family 4) Coachman RC reads Tyrone, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Isabella Burns 31 wife of George (family 4) Farm servant RC neither Tyrone, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Jane Burns 8, Mary Burns 7, Eliza Burns 4 and Sarah Burns 1 daus of George (family 4) RC Tyrone, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Isabella Burns 0 dau of George Born on board, died aged 2 months (family 4) on the Intrinsic
George Byrne, and Isabell Henderson baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #395
George Burns - Byrne and Isabell Henderson baptised George 1844
George Burns List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Burns Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
George Burns dealer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Isabella Burns dressmaker Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory

From on Thursday, 30 August 2012
Hello Elizabeth,
I am seeking information on George Burns and Isabella Henderson,
having traced back to them through their son George Henderson Burns and his son Robert Brooks Burns.
I have found the following:
A copy of George's Death Certificate :
his death notice from the Argus noting his address as 168 Elizabeth St Melb. in 1858, shopkeeper at Collins Lane in 1847, occupation - Dealer, Isabella - Dressmaker,
William & George Henderson's Baptisim's in 1842 & 1844 Respectively
Isabella's Will, on line,
I knew Isabella's parent's were John Henderson and Jane Brooks, but now know George's father was Henry, a farmer, and mother, Julia.
Mary Ann Moloney came from Limrick Ireland, born 1854, died 1916, South Melb
but come to a stop in Ireland for any of the other parents, where they were born etc,
Warm regards, Chris
Thankyou Chris, I have now found -
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 5 June 1858 p 4 Family Notices
On the 4th inst., at his residence, 186 Elizabeth-street, Mr. George Burns, formerly of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, in the 66th year of his age.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 5 June 1858 Page 8, Funeral Notices.
THE Friends of the late Mr. GEORGE BURNS are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the New Cemetery. The funeral to move from his late residence, 186 Elizabeth-street, this day (Saturday), at 3 o'clock p.m., 5th June, 1858.
Isabella Burns died 7 Dec 1890, her Will names son George Henderson Burns, dau Sarah Frances Burns, granddaughter Sophia Elizabeth Cohu wife of Charles Cohn, and their dau Isabella Cohn
1. Jane Henderson Burns wed 1853 #851 to Robert Green, parents of Sophia Green 1856 #800, who wed as Sophia Elizabeth Green 1878 #131 to Charles De Jersey Cohn and dau Isabella Cohn born 1879,
3. Elizabeth Mary Morris dau of Geo Burne and Isabella Henderson, died at Carlton 1883 #10442 aged 45, which gives birth year 1837 or 1838 - aged 4 in 1841. Elizabeth Burns wed 1856 #2527 to Augustus Morris - and goes on to have 11 children
4. Sarah Frances Burns died 1892 #7173 aged 49
7. George Henderson Burns died 1921 #2767 aged 76, as George Burns born in Melb, wed 1875 #1831 to Mary Ann Moloney and their son Robert Brook Burns was registered 1878 #10343 as son of Mary Ann Maloney and George Henderson Burns


Grace Burns wed 13 Mar 1839 to James Blake by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Captain Hew Burn Master arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source - Port Phillip Herald
Honorah Burns / Byrnes 26 (single woman 7) Dairy woman, RC reads, Tipperary, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
HD Burns Jury for 16 July source Melbourne Times - Sat 16 July 1842, page 3
Irwin Byrne wed Elizabeth Beith in 1847 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne

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