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Item: 7940
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1820 31 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Stabbed aboriginal chief Burrigan


 
Item: 17588
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1820 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: -
Details: Hanged for stabbing Burragong


 
Item: 34288
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1820 31 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Burrigan, native chief of Newcastle tribe died after being stabbed by Kirby


 
Item: 62117
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1820 16 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Indicted for the wilful murder of Burragong alias King Jack, native chief at Newcastle on 27 October


 
Item: 95839
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1818 11 April
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Sentence of death for barbarously cutting and maiming Margaret Davis


 
Item: 177327
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: Nov - Dec 1820
Place: Newcastle
Source: Series: NRS 898; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Reels 6020-6040, 6070; Fiche 3260-3312
Details: John Kirby and John Thompon charged with the wilful murder of Burrigan, a black native chief of the Blacks tribe of Newcastle. John Thomas found not guilty. John Kirby found guilty; sentenced to death and the body afterwards to be dissected and anatomized


 
Item: 177329
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 11 April 1818
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: John Kirby was indicted for feloniously entering the dwelling house and for cutting and maiming Margaret Davis near the Sydney Toll gate on the morning of Tuesday the 31st ult. - Guilty


 
Item: 68560
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: Larkins 1817
Date: 1819 12 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: Convict Settlement
Details: Punished for theft and running into the bush


 
Item: 177331
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: Larkins 1817
Date: 3 December 1820
Place: Sydney
Source: Sydney Gaol Entrance Books
Details: John Kirby per Larkins and James Thompson per General Stewart committed to Sydney gaol by J.T. Morisset Commandant of Newcastle. Sent for trial at Central Criminal Court


 
Item: 177328
Surname: Kirby
First Name: John
Ship: Mary 1817
Date: 1817
Place: -
Source: Convict Indent. State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4003A]; Microfiche: 627
Details: Age 35. Tried at Fort William 19 November 1816 and sentenced to 7 years transportation. Labourer and soldier.


 
Item: 177330
Surname: Kirby (Executed)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 23 December 1820
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Executions - On Monday last John Kirby, who was found guilty at the late Criminal Court for murder was executed pursuant to his sentence.



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