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Jeremiah Marsden

Jeremiah Marsden, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Marsden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th July, 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 46 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of linen
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 199 (101)
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

Brenda Rosser on 11th December, 2013 wrote:

Jeremiah’s parents were Jeremiah Marsden and Mary Grime.  Jeremiah was christened on 7th November 1819.  He married Margaret Fitzgerald.  Margaret was an Irish famine orphan (born 1833 in Queens County Ireland) who arrived in Port Philip in Melbourne Australia in 1849. 

Jeremiah and Margaret’s first-born child was Mary Jane [born: 1853 in Longwood, Victoria. She married George Forbes who came from Bristol in England on 27th May 1870 in Benalla Victoria.  Mary Jane died on 10 Aug 1896 in Wahgunyah, Victoria]. 

Two of their children, Richard [died on 3 Dec 1866 in Jolimont, East Melbourne, b: 1862 in Longwood, Victoria] and Jeremiah Henry [a baby b: May 1866 in Avenel, Victoria]  died in 1866, the same year that their father, Jeremiah died.  Eight of nine children of Jeremiah and Margaret were taken into care due to neglect.  Richard died 3 weeks after being admitted.

Catherine Charlotte Marsden.  Born on 27 Dec 1854 in Rushworth,Waranga, Victoria. (She married Richard Walters ROSSER b: 6 Jul 1833 in Swansea, Glamorganshire.)

Thomas Henry MARSDEN b: 20 Dec 1856 in Longwood, Victoria.
(Died: 1896 in Deniliquin, N.S.W.  He married Martha Hazel in 1880.  Martha came from Norwich, England)

James Marsden was born in 1861 in Littlewood in Victoria. 

Elizabeth Margaret MARSDEN b: 3rd May 1858 in Longwood, Victoria.  She married William James Jinnette on 11th July 1876.  Witnesses to the wedding in Corowa were Elizabeth’s sister Catherine Charlotte with her husband Richard Walters Rosser.  William Jinnette was born on 12th November 1838 in Braughill, Armagh Ireland.  William and Elizabeth had 14 children.

John William MARSDEN b: 9 Jul 1859 in Longwood, Victoria,Australia.  He married Marion Moncrieff MELROSE on 27th May 1882 in Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria.

James MARSDEN b: 1861 in Littlewood, Victoria,Australia

Margaret Ellen MARSDEN b: 3 Jul 1864 in Longwood, Victoria,Australia.  She died in Broken Hill NSW in January 1924.  Margaret married John Henry Green (b 16th August 1861 in Spring Hill Creswick Victoria).  They married on 25th July 1899 in Longwood in Victoria.  They had 7 children.

Convict Changes History

Brenda Rosser on 11th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 15th July, 1819, date of death 1866, gender, crime

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