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George Martin

George Martin, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1888
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 72. Old Bailey on line. Convict ships to NSW
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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Phil Hands on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

George, a Gun maker’s boy, was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 6th April 1835 for picking pockets, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 8th June 1835.
Ship;_ the ‘England’ sailed with 230 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during thr voyage.
Arrived on 28th September 1835.

Married Emma Eagles (daughter of convict Richard Henry Eagles, ‘Neptune’ 1818 & his wife Elizabeth) on 24th February 1846 at Appin, they had 7 chidren between 1847-1859.
Old Bailey Trial Transcription.
Reference Number: t18350406-1020

1020. GEORGE MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April, 2 handkerchiefs, value 4s.; 1 ring, value 25s.; 1 seal, value 9d.; 2 watch-keys, value 3d.; 2 pocket-books, value 2s.; and 2 keys, value 6d.; the goods of Robert Cheesman, from his person.
ROBERT CHEESMAN . I went into the Essex Coffee-house, Whitechapel, on the 8th of April, at half-past five o’clock in the morning— I then had a pocket-book, and the other articles stated, in my pocket— I fell asleep, and awoke about ten minutes before six o’clock— I then missed all my property— my pockets were empty— I spoke to the landlord, and went out— as I was going along, missed a ring from my finger— I was quite sober— I had been to bed, and got up about five o’clock— I met the policeman, and we went to two coffee-shops, and in the second we found the prisoner sitting in a box, reading a letter, which I know had been in my pocket-book— the policeman desired him to stand up— he found my pocket-book under him, my handkerchief in his hat, and my ring and other articles in his pockets— I lost ten or twelve shillings, but that we did not find— I had not seen the prisoner in the first coffee-house I went to.
Prisoner. I went to the coffee-house, and found the things wrapped up in the handkerchief. Witness. They had not been in any handkerchief— they had been in my pocket, and my pocket was cut.
WILLIAM ROBERT POOLE GOLDING . I keep the Essex coffee-shop. The prisoner came in that morning, while the prosecutor was there— I had seen the prisoner before— he called for two cups of coffee, and then went out— the prosecutor awoke some time after, and missed his property.
WILLIAM TAYLOR (police-constable H 146.) I went with the prosecutor to the coffee-shop, and found all those things on the prisoner, except the pocket-book, which was under him.

GUILTY . Aged 18.—  Transported for Seven Years.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 9th April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 72. Old Bailey on line. Convict ships to NSW (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10,

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