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Mary Martin

Mary Martin, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary 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 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Ship Doctors Log held at the UK National Archives
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

Ken Gamston on 18th November, 2014 wrote:

Mary accidently overdosed her 4 month old baby with Laudenham which resulted in the childs death on board.  She had tricked the crew into letting her have the drug by complaining of toothache.  The Doctor was convinced that Mary loved the child and had no alternative motive.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st March, 2022 wrote:

1839 - Trial; 18 July 1839. Transported for Larceny.

1840 - Indent No; 302. Name; Mary Martin.
Status; Married - 1 child.
Husband; Samuel a Lighterman, Stroud.

1843 - Ticket of Leave. 26 May 1843

1844 - Recommended to the Queen for a C.P. 28 June 1844.

1845 - Approved

1846 - Free Certificate. No; 764.

Convict Changes History

Ken Gamston on 18th November, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Ship Doctors Log held at the UK National Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 141 (72))

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st March, 2022 made the following changes:

gender: f

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