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Martha Birch

Martha Birch, one of 161 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 20 June 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Birch
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Man robbery
Convicted at: Chester City Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 20th June, 1836
Arrival date: 12th October, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 161 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 298
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials
No; 380
Name;  Martha Birch
Abode;  Parramatta General Hospital
Date of death; 1841, 4 Jan
Date of burial; 1841, 6 Jan
Age; 32
Details; Per ship; Elizabeth [1836]
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; H H Bobart

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th February, 2021 wrote:

Indent No; 66.
Age; 26. Protestant, Married.
Native Place; Cheshire.
Trade; Washerwoman, housemaid
Height; 5 ft. 4 in
Eyes; Hazel grey
Hair; Brown
Completion; Ruddy
Remarks; HUSBAND; William Birch to V. D. Land. 4 years ago.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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