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Martha Dunn, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Northumberland. Boro of Newcastle upon Tyne Quarter Sessions
10th November, 1848
12th April, 1849
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 353 (178). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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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