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Mary Martin

Mary Martin, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 10th July, 1831
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 10
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 19th February, 2021 wrote:

Croydon Assizes, August 10;
S. Lamb, Mary Martin, and Mary Aylett, were indicted for stealing 2l. in Bank Notes, four rings, and other trinkets, the property of Mary Anne Cooke.  Miss Cooke deposed, that these articles were in a small cabinet box, in the parlour of her mother’s house on the evening ‘of the 7th March.  The next day she missed them, and applied to Bow-street, but they did not think her suspicions sufficiently founded, and refused her a warrant. One prisoner was the wife of a Naval Surgeon, and she had known her many years. The other female prisoner was her sister, and the man had lately returned from sea and lodged in the house with the other two prisoners. The next day the prisoners left their house at Lambeth, and went to Fulham. She heard no more of her property for nine or ten days. At last she heard that the box was exposed for sale at a broker’s, in Wych-street,  and there learned it had been sold by a man and a woman, answering the description of Martin. She then traced them to Hammersmith, where Adkins, the Officer, searched their house. He found part of an ear-ring which she knew to be hers, upon which Mary Martin confessed she had taken the box, and said part of the things were buried in the garden. They accordingly found several the articles. The finding of the goods was corroborated by the witness, who accompanied Miss C. and the broker said he bought the box (which was a cabinet one of ivory) of a man, but he could not speak distinctly to his person. Martin confessed she had taken the box, but said her fellow-prisoners were entirely innocent.  The Jury found her Guilty, and acquitted the others.
Public Ledger, 14 Aug 1809.


Tasmanian Record:  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p44
List of Names of male and Female convicts, proceeding to the Derwent in H.M. Colonial Brig Emu.  Sydney 17 July 1815.

18 men were listed under heading of “Government Artificers.” and 10 men and women under the heading of Servants, etc.

Listed under heading of “Servants &”
Mary Martin, School Mistress, per Canada 2 ?, 1810. Tried at Surry Ass., 9 Aug 1809,  Life.

Convict Changes History

Wayne Quine on 9th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th July, 1831 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 9th December, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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