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Martha Dunn

Martha Dunn, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Northumberland. Boro of Newcastle upon Tyne Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 353 (178). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th December, 2013 wrote:

Martha Dunn was convicted at Northumberland 20/10/1847 for stealing a coat. Previous convictions.7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Cadet’, arriving 1849.

Unmarried, 3 children (1 on board with her - Margaret).
Native Place - North Shields born abt 1822.
Housemaid; aged 26yrs; 5’3 1/2”; fair complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes; Protestant.

Assignments in Colony.  Several records of misconduct. Time at House of Corrections, Cascades, Hobart.

05/07/1851: delivered of a female child - Mary Ann at FH of C, Hobart.

Child: Margaret - admitted to Queens Orphan School, New Town on 17/04/1849, aged 9yrs. Father listed as William Miller. Discharged 01/12/1853 to Jane Cooke, Hobart.

Free Certificate 14/07/1853.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1822, gender, occupation, crime

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