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Martin Devine

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martin Devine
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1906
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Havering
Departure date: 4th August, 1849
Arrival date: 8th November, 1849
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 15 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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D Wong on 20th March, 2014 wrote:

Martin Devine was transported along with James Collins, also on board, for stealing 2 shirts.

Both had spent time in prison in Galway and then Smithfield before being transported.

1850: TOL Goulburn
1853: TOL Maitland
1854: TOL Yass
1855: TOL Brisbane

9/7/1865: COF - then cancelled
16/2/1864: COF

JUNE 24, 1851: TICKET-OF-LEAVE REGULATIONS.-Martin De’vine, holding a ticket-of-leave’ for this district, was charged with being out of his district, contrary to the regulations referring to ticket-of-leaveholders. The defendant bad been apprehended at Berrima, where he was at work for a shoemaker.
In his defence he said he did not know that Berrima was not in the Police district of Goulburn.
The Bench sentenced him to seven days’ imprisonment in the cells of Goulburn gaol.

3/4/1852: TOL cancelled:
Martin Devine, per Havering, for disorderly conduct ; Goulburn Bench.

26/5/1856: The Empire, Sydney:
STABBING.    William Leary was indicted for having, on the 30th April last, at Drayton, unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously, stabbed, one Martin Devine, with intent to do him, some grevious bodily harm.
Martin Devine deposed that he and the prisoner were journeymen shoemakers in the employment of one David Barry, at Drayton, and that on the day laid in the indictment, he and the prisoner had been, drinking together. On going home they had quarrelled, and gone into their employer’s back yard and fought. After fighting with their fists some five or ten minutes, the prisoner gave in, and the prosecutor left the house ; the prisoner, as it subsequently appeared, going to bed. The prosecutor Devine returned home in about a couple of hours, and then found the prisoner in the shop;  nothing was said by either party; but the prosecutor deposed that whilst he was in the act of stooping down to his shoemaker’s seat for his pipe, the prisoner stabbed him with some sharp instrument, through the left arm, and immediately afterwards in the right shoulder, and whilst the prosecutor was trying to put a young child out of danger, received another severe stab in the thick of the thigh; the whole, of the wounds were of a very severe description; upon the prosecutor calling out murder, another shoemaker, named Maynard, came to his assistance. 

William Leary was sentenced to 7 years hard labour on the roads.

20/9/1856: Sydney Morning Herald:
Yesterday the following cases wero tried :Martin Devine and John Baldwin were found guilty of committing an assault and battery on one John Stark and were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in Darlinghurst Gaol, with hard labour. This offence was committed in the Brisbane Gaol, in which the prosecutor, a boy sixteen years of age, and Devine and Baldwin were at the time confined. The circumstances connected with this case are unfit for publication.

Martin Devine and John Baldwin, convicted on the previous day of an assault were sentenced to six months’imprisonment in Darlinghurst gaol with hard labour.

From here until 15/9/1893: Fines for being drunk, bad language, assault etc.

On 10/7/1894: described as a 73 year old shoemaker, again fined for being drunk.

The only death on the NSW BDM is in 1906 at Granville, which would make him 85.

No marriage or births found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th March, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Martin, surname: Devine, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1821, date of death: 1906, gender: m, occupation, crime

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