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Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 330
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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Maureen Withey on 9th May, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury.  There were forty prisoners for trial.  William Dance, James Dance, and Henry Sudden , for sheep stealing;  James Wyre, for felony, Isaac Powel, Betty Wootten and Ann Wootten, for burglary and felony and Joseph Martin, for breaking into a dwelling-house at Whiteparish, in the day time, and stealing from thence three guineas, three half guineas, a seven shilling piece, and a pound note, received sentence of Death. The first seven were reprieved.
Bath Chronicle, 7 Aug 1800

Joseph Martin was not executed, but reprieved at some later date.

After his arrival in New South Wales, he was transferred to Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Name index, CON22/1/2 page 1, has this information:
By ship “Glatton”, Joseph Martin, convicted Wilts G.D. 26 July 1800, sentence -14 yrs.

Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary’s Index:
MARTIN, Joseph. Per “Glatton”, 1803

1823 Feb 7-Mar 5 - To be transported for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.87a)

1823 Apr 12 - On list of prisoners under conviction by the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction to be sent from Hobart to Port Jackson (Reel 6058; 4/1771 p.215)

1823 Apr 15 - Enquiry to the Judge Advocate re commencement date of sentence of transportation received at the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, Hobart (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.139)

1823 Apr 26 - Prisoner arrived from Hobart per “John Bull” under sentence to Port Macquarie; to be held in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.188-9)

1823 May 1 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.43, 404-5)

D Wong on 6th July, 2019 wrote:

1810: Arrived in VDL per ‘Union’.

30/11/1822 Hobart Town Gazette:
Joseph Martin, free, was fully committed for trial before a Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, on the charge of stealing sheep, the property of John Cassidy.

1/3/1823 Hobart Town Gazette:
William Davis & John Davis, (brothers), Ralph Churton, and Joseph Martin were arraigned at the bar, on a charge of stealing, on the 26th of February last, 106 sheep, the property of John Cassidy, a settler at the Old Beach.

This case of sheep stealing (as all other similar charges, as it appears to us, have during the Sessions) was clearly made out against the prisoners.—The sheep were positively sworn to by several credible witnesses, as the property of Cassidy. No attempt was even made on the part of any of the prisoners, but Martin, & which wholly failed to account, how sheep came into their
possession.—The judgment of Guilty was pronounced on the prisoners, and they were remanded for sentence.

17/4/1823: Sydney Gazette:
Joseph Martin, for sheep-stealing—SEVEN

23/1/1830: COF

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:


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