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Martin Brain

Martin Brain, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martin Brain
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Somerset, Taunton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Palmerston
Departure date: 8th November, 1860
Arrival date: 11th February, 1861
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 345
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

Ann Marie Gould on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser 15 December 1858 -

Dennis Morrisey and Martin Brain assaulting Isaac Smith and robbing him of £18 at Newton St Looe The said Martin Brain assaulting James Francis a police constable.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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