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Grace Martin

Grace Martin, one of 171 convicts transported on the Planter, 29 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Grace Martin
Aliases: Nicol (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Potter
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 45 years

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: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Planter
Departure date: 29th October, 1838
Arrival date: 9th March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 371 (187)
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

D Wong on 1st December, 2017 wrote:

Maiden name: Grace Martin - married John Nicol in Scotland.
Records found under both Nicol and Martin.

National Records of Scotland:
Precognition against Grace Nicol for the crime of theft, habit and repute and previous conviction, 1838.

Accused Grace Nicol, wife of John Nicol ms Martin, age 30 pottery worker. Address New Wynd Glasgow. Origin Anderston.

1843: Married Benjamin Porter ((Duke of Portland 1807) at St Johns Parramatta - 2 children on NSW BDM, John Y Porter born 1845 and Mary Porter born 1847.

1844: TOL Parramatta
21/11/1845: COF

1854: Grace died aged 45, NSW.

Benjamin Porter died at the Liverpool Benevolent Establishment in 1860 aged 79.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st December, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Nicol (alias) (prev. Nicol (Alias)), date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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