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Martha Crosscombe

Martha Crosscombe, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Crosscombe
Aliases: Crosscomb
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon (Borough of South Molton) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 546. Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 25th May, 2016 wrote:

Martha Crosscombe was convicted at Devon on 26 Aug 1829 for stealing a cheese. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘America’ arriving 9 May 1831.

Married woman - husband Charles Crosscombe at Bigginton, a farm servant.  Four children.
Native Place: Little Torrington.
Aged 44yrs; dairy maid; Protestant.

Assignments of work in Colony.
House of Correction.

Ticket of Leave

(A Sarah Crosscombe was also transported to VDL in 1848, aged 24yrs. From Exeter, England. ? any relation)

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

https://www.femaleconvicts.org.au/docs/ships/SurgeonsJournal_America1831.pdf
Martha Crosscomb Aged 48 was taken ill February 17. Diarrhoea biliosa. “She complained of nausea,  violent griping pains in the belly,  and   frequent   bilious   motions,  attended   with tenesmus.  She took 4 grains of submuriate of mercury, which was followed by a saline purgative.” Full account of her sickness, treatment and recovery.
“Feby 26th She gradually recovered the pills having been continued a week longer.”

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

THERE SEEMS TO BE A BLIP ON THE SYSTEM WITH THE MIDDLESEX CONVICTS OF SHIP AMERICA FOR VDL, BEING PUT ON THE EARL OF LIVERPOOL TO SYDNEY.  HELP!!!!!

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 25th May, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 546. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 546), alias1: Crosscomb

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