Simon BURN

Family name(s) BURN
Given name(s) Simon
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation Stocking weaver
Age when departed England 30
Trial date 11 August 1783
Trial place Exeter, Devon
Crimes Highway robbery
Value of crimes 39 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for 7 years
Ship Friendship
Date left colony
Date of Death 5 October 1794


Partner in the original crime was John Haydon.Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.Murdered by an unfriendly neighbour while trying to protect the woman with whom the neighbour was living.