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Bridget Hutchinson (c. 1791–1843)

Bridget Byrne (c.1791-1843), a servant, was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Dublin, Ireland, in 1815. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Alexander in April 1816 and was sent on to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Kangaroo later that month. She married Richard Hutchinson on 12 April 1817 at St David's Hobart; they had five children.

Bridget Hutchinson died on 23 April 1843 from burns received after her clothes accidentally caught on fire in her house.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Byrne, Bridget
  • Burne, Bridget
  • Burne, Biddy
  • Byron, Bridget

c. 1791
Dublin, Ireland


23 April, 1843 (aged ~ 52)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Dublin (Ireland)
Trial Date: 1815


Occupation: domestic servant
Children: Yes (5)