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Michael Martin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 wrote:

The Indentures state that Michael Martin was 26 years old.  He could neither read or write; Religion Catholic: status married and a native of County Clare.  His occupation was a wheelwright and cart maker.  He was convicted of stealing timber on 8 March 1828 in Cork and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair brown and eyes brown.  Transport number 97.
Assigned on arrival to Engineers.
Received his certificate of freedom in 1839 (number 39/1969).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 12th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Martin, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1803, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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