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Martha Edwards, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||8th May, 1774
|Date of Death:
||20th March, 1846
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 237 (119)
||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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Gillian Clark on 4th September, 2020 wrote:
Martha was sentenced to death later commuted on condition that she was transported for and during the terms above mentioned to the eastern coast of New South Wales or some one or other of the islands adjacent for term of her natural life. She must have spent about one year and 10 months in a prison before being transported to NSW on the Britannia III. Ref: Oxford Circuit of Assizes – England and Wales Crime, Prisons and Punishment 1770- 1935 image
Convict Changes History
Mary Trebilco on 28th June, 2016 made the following changes:
date of death: 20th March, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: f
Gillian Clark on 4th September, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 8th May, 1774 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime