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Arthur Martin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Arthur Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1760
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 1853
Age: 93 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing 2 pistols
Convicted at: Ireland, Louth Assizes, Dundalk
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis Cornwallis
Departure date: 9th August, 1795
Arrival date: 11th February, 1796
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts

References

Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW; 1788-1849
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Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 wrote:

Arthur was a Catholic weaver/bleacher, an Irish rebel who was tried in 1794 in Dundalk, Louth and sentenced to transportation for life for stealing guns. He was transported aboard the ship Marquis Cornwallis and was described as age 25 on arrival in the colony.
Arthur was convicted (along with John MAGINNES his accomplice) of forcibly entering the dwelling house of Rev. Moore SMITH of Killingcoole after sunset and before sunrise, and robbing him of two blunderbusses and two pistols. He was sentenced to be hanged but this was commuted to transportation for life.

Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 wrote:

In the colony, Arthur had a long term relationship with Caroline Cochrane (nee Humphries).  Caroline was the wife of George Cochrane (Convict, 1801, “Earl Coenwallis”.  She was possibly widowed around 1808 but no details have been located.
Arthur and Caroline had several children, possibly as many as 8.

Arthur and his family can be located in the 1828 census records.
page 263….
[Ref M1918] Martin, Arthur, 54, conditional pardon, Cornwallis, 1792, life, Catholic, farmer, Harrington Street, Sydney.
[Ref M1919] Martin, Daniel, 14, born in the colony, Catholic, shoemaker.
[Ref M1920] Martin, Thomas 12, born in the colony, Catholic, baker.
[Ref M1921] Martin, James, 22, born in the colony, Catholic, carpenter.
[Ref M1922] Martin, Susannah, 19, born in the colony, Protestant, wife of above James.
[Ref M1923] Martin, Mary, 2, born in the colony Protestant, daughter of above James.
## No mention is made of Caroline, she was possibly deceased.

Vera on 26th June, 2019 wrote:

Arthur Martin Married Bridget Boyle and had at least two children before he was transported , James 1882 and Catherine1885.  I changed the age from above because our family tree and his marriage cert.lost him as the above date,so he would have been in his thirties when he was transported

Vera on 26th June, 2019 wrote:

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Vera on 26th June, 2019 wrote:

Arthur Martin was Married to Bridget Boyle b.1762 and had at least two children before he was convicted ,,,,Son James 1782! Daughter,Catherine1785,,,,,

Vera on 26th June, 2019 wrote:

Arthur Martin was Married to Bridget Boyle b. 1762 ,
He had at least two children James 1782 and Catherine 1785 before he was convicted

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW; 1788-1849 (prev. ), firstname: Arthur, surname: Martin, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1771, date of death: 1853, gender: m, occupation, crime

Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation

Vera on 26th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1760 (prev. 1771)

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