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John Martin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd January, 1822
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1891
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 15th February, 1845
Arrival date: 9th June, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts


Primary source: National Archive Ireland/ Tasmanian Archives
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Community Contributions

Catherine Mooney on 4th March, 2019 wrote:

John Martin was a wardsman on board and the surgeons report says “specially recommended”  He was protestant and could read and write. Convict number 48265.  He married Mary Ann Gleeson on 08/04/1850 at the (Catholic) church of St Joseph, Hobart.  He received his Conditional Pardon on 15/10/1850 and Certificate of Freedom on 08/11/1857.  They had 5 children (4 survived infancy).  John Martin died of Heart Disease at age 69, following an Inquest (Hobart Mercury 25/06/1891.

Convict Changes History

Catherine Mooney on 4th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: National Archive Ireland/ Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Martin, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 22nd January, 1822, date of death: 22nd June, 1891, gender: m, occ

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