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Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin, one of 100 convicts transported on the Harmony, 09 September 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 9th September, 1828
Arrival date: 14th January, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 493 (248)
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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Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 March 2020), May 1828, trial of ELIZABETH MARTIN (t18280529-143).
ELIZABETH MARTIN, Theft > simple larceny, 29th May 1828.
1221. ELIZABETH MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 1 pair of pantaloons, value 1s.; 1 coat, value 2s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 1 frock, value 1d.; 2 petticoats, value 6d.; 1 pair of stays, value 2s.; 1 pinafore, value 6d., and part of a cheese, value 1s. , the goods of Richard Cotton .

SARAH COTTON . I am the wife of Richard Cotton, a shoe-maker ; we live in Hartshorn-court, Golden-lane . At half-past nine o’clock at night, on the 29th of April, I was going to my bed-room up one pair of stairs; the bedroom was open, and the cream cheese which had been near the door, was gone - I called my husband; he went down and sat down; but I went up again and called to Mr. Underwood, my lodger; they were in bed, but he came down and knocked against the prisoner; he said, Halloo! and brought her down; she had been on the second pair of stairs; I knew her by living in the court - but she had no right in my house; all the property stated was wrapped up in a parcel together, and was on the second staircase; it had been in my bed-room before - I had seen it all safe at half-past eight o’clock.

RICHARD COTTON. My wife called me, and I saw the room as she has stated; my lodger found the prisoner on the stairs, and this property was tied up in a bundle.

EDWARD UNDERWOOD . I lodge in this house. I was called, and came down, and found the prisoner on the second pair of stairs, and this bundle by her side; I brought her down, and the officer was sent for - she did not say anything; there are no lodgers in the house but me and my wife.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I am an unfortunate girl, and had been out of a lodging for a week; the door was open - I went up, and fell asleep - the man came down, kicked against me, and awoke me; they had been by me twice.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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