• Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

James BURCHAM & Mary MORRIS

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
78,776
Likes
1,199
Location
Sydney
#1
Title: James Burcham, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Hertford Assizes for a term of life on 05 March 1812.
Vessel: Fortune.
Date of Departure: November 1812.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 83 (43)

Title: Mary Morris, one of 119 convicts transported on the Wanstead, August 1813.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Warwick Assizes for a term of 14 years on 29 March 1813.
Vessel: Wanstead.
Date of Departure: August 1813.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 110

V18161971 3A/1816 BURCHAM JAMES - MORRIS MARY CB= CofE

1816 September 23 James Burcham - Mary Morris - St. John's Parramatta

Bap V18161012 148/1816 BIRCHAM MARY A - JAMES - MARY


Looking for more on James and Mary. Any Application to Marry? When did they both get their ToL and CP? Deaths?

Thanks,

Dave
 

gibbo

Loyal Member
Posts
23,150
Likes
1,000
Location
queensland
#2
Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

BURCHAM see also BIRCHAM
BURCHAM, James. Per "Fortune", 1813
1822 Mar 23, May 27
On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.5b, 14)

1823 Apr 5
On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 p.7)

1825 Nov
To be granted a conditional pardon; appears as Bircham (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 pp.49, 74)

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
Monday 28 November 1825
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2184772

NSW death index
544/1836 V1836544 20 BIRCHAM JAMES AGE 65


MORRIS, Mary. Per "Wanstead", 1814
1814 Jan 13
On list of women prisoners from the "Wanstead" sent to Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.12)

1820 May 4
Re length of her sentence (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.15)

MORRIS Mary Wanstead 1814 021/6286 5 Apr 1827 Certificate of Freedom [4/4424; Reel 602]
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
78,776
Likes
1,199
Location
Sydney
#5
NSW death index
544/1836 V1836544 20 BIRCHAM JAMES AGE 65

I tried to find that on film at the library today and it's not #544. I scanned 20 pages looking for age 65 and did not find James.

James Burcham
Event Type Burial
Event Place Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Age 66
Birth Year (Estimated) 1770
Death Date 05 Jun 1836
Cemetery St. John's Church of England Cemetery


Next time I'll search by date.
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
78,776
Likes
1,199
Location
Sydney
#7
I search for Mary Morris and all I get is Sands Directories.

It wants me to start a 14 day trial. :rolleyes:


Can't find Convict Ident, Application to Marry, ToL, CP, CoF or burial for Mary.
 
Last edited:

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#8
Hulk Registers

James Burcham
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1774
Date Received: 28 Apr 1812
Ship: Retribution
Place Moored: Woolwich
Date Convicted: 5 Mar 1812
Place Convicted: Hertford

Geoff
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#9
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: James Burcham
Age: 41
Date of Conviction: 5 Mar 1812
Place of Conviction: Hertford
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1771
Vessel: Fortune (2)
Port of Arrival: Sydney
Date of Arrival: 11 Jun 1813
[Native place: Northampton. Occ: Shoemaker]

Geoff
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#10
No App to Marry found yet..

James Burcham
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1776
Marriage Date: 23 Sep 1816
Marriage Place: Parramatta, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse: Mary Morris
Spouse Age: 25
[Witnesses look like: Charles Wright, Mary James]

Geoff
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
78,776
Likes
1,199
Location
Sydney
#11
Thanks Geoff.

I looked again yesterday and could not find this burial.

Burial V1836544 20/1836 BIRCHAM JAMES AGE 65

Vol 20 is CofE and even knowing the date June 1836 and location Parramatta I could not find it. The reg # 544 has to be an error or pages are missing from the film.

Dave
 

horse

Loyal Member
Posts
29,075
Likes
995
Location
Yorkshire
#12
Not sure if any of this helps, Dave..

Find A grave:
"Birth: 1770
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire, England
Death: Jun. 5, 1836
Parramatta
New South Wales, Australia

25 March 1788: London Times article citing James Burcham and James Robinson in Bow Street court for stealing 30 pounds from his father, a shoemaker and "very respected man in the neighborhood (Wellingborough). . . . ", and for other numerous robberies in the area.

5 March 1812: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England - convicted of multiple robberies and sentenced to confinement for life.

11 June 1812: Arrived in Sydney, New South Wales; aboard the convict ship "Fortune 2".

23 September 1816: Married Mary Ann Morris, another convict from England, in St. John’s Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales.

1822: Listed as holding a Ticket of Leave.

1825: Listed as Free, working as a shoemaker (as was his father).

1828: As cited in the New South Wales census, after bearing two children (at least), wife Mary Ann Morris left James for fellow convict, John Champley, who was under the charge (in the employ) of James Burcham.

25 June 1834: received sizable land grant on Phillip Street, Parramatta New South Wales.

Family links:
Children:
Henry Thomas Burcham (1830 - 1897)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:

SACRED
to the Memory of
JAMES BURCHAM
Who departed this life 5
of June 1836 Aged 66 Years.

Burial:
St John's Cemetery
Parramatta
Parramatta City
New South Wales, Australia"

Geoff
 

DaveHam9

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
78,776
Likes
1,199
Location
Sydney
#15
It is a good time line if it can be verified.

A marriage with no Application to Marry 6 years before he gets his ToL is hard to believe.

Married 4 years after being given a life sentence. ??

Can confirm one event. 13 years after conviction.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) - Monday 28 November 1825 p.3
...
That the Individuals named below shall have Conditional Pardons ; viz.
... James Bircham Fortune (2)
 
Last edited:

Similar threads

Top