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Frederick Marshall

Frederick Marshall, one of 200 convicts transported on the Atlas, 27 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Marshall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Plaisterer
Date of Death: 1885
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 27th April, 1833
Arrival date*: 27th December, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 65 (34)
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

Joanne Burnett on 26th January, 2021 wrote:

Arrived in Australia from Plymouth UK (dep 30Apr1833) on the Atlas voyage 109 , arrived 24Aug1833.

Transported for stealing a watch from the person. Previous sentence for poaching

Originally from Wells, Somerset, England.

Died at his daughters house at South street Battery Point in December 1885 per death notice in The Mercury and registration of death. Cause of death listed as seniles, age 76. Place of interment is not known. Undertaker was Alex J Clarke of Collins st Hobart.

CONVICT CONDUCT RECORD CON31-1-30 image 143 notes repeated insolence, absent without leave, and drunkeness. Received many lashes and terms of hard labour and hard labour in chains. Assigned to road gangs.

CONVICT CONDUCT RECORDS CON 30-1-30 p139; CON32-1-5 p213; CON 34-1-4 image 348

Granted a pardon 29Aug1854

15Apr1861 – stealing fruit growing in a garden in Davy st – 14 days hard labour

5 foot 3, age 24, fair skin, small head, light brown hair & whiskers, small face, high forehead, light brown brows, grey eyes, sharp nose, small mouth.
Tattoos of children, flowerpot, butterfly above elbow, MJM on same arm

Married 21Nov1853 at age 30 to spinster Mary Cunningham (age 27) in St Georges Church of England, Battery Point. Witnesses were Alfred Johnson and Ann Johnson. Minister Rev P.Fry. Register 522/1971
Marriage Permission granted 16Oct1853

Mary Cunningham was a convict who arrived on the Duke of Cornwall with her two sisters Margaret and Jane, all 3 having been convicted of stealing 4 fowls from a Rev William Bell in Cavan Ireland. A fourth sister Catherine was also convicted and sentenced but not recorded as transported from Ireland. Mary’s death details are not yet known.

Fred Marshall & Mary Cunningham had a Daughter Ann Jane Marshall who moved to Victoria in about 1887-8 with her spouse William Johnson and her two sons Frederick and Albert.

Convict Changes History

Joanne Burnett on 26th January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 26th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1885 (prev. 0000)

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