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William Martin

William Martin, one of 160 convicts transported on the Eliza, 22 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Martin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Potter
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: Warehouse breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 22nd September, 1819
Arrival date: 21st January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 226 State Archives NSW, TOL (Series:NRS 12200; Item:4/4060; Fiche:753) and Entrance Books, 1842 (Roll:175)
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

Iris Dunne on 22nd January, 2018 wrote:

Married to Elizabeth Miller, convict ship Princess Charlotte 1827 - as per her Ticket of Leave Butt (State Records Authority of NSW, NRS 12210, 1833, TOL 33/1190, dated 31 October 1833)

Iris Dunne on 22nd January, 2018 wrote:

Convicted: 21 April 1819
Calling: Potter
year of Birth 1803
Ticket of Leave No.298/1232 dated 29 July 1824

Parramatta Gaol, 17 November 1842, Free, Native Place: Stafford, Protestant, Trade: Potter

Renate E Griffin on 17th June, 2019 wrote:

I believe William’s last name was Marlin, not Martin. Looking at the handwritten record (scanned and viewed on ancestry.com record attached to William Marlin born about 1801), the letter l in the last name is not crossed. The handwriting has crossed t’s in other names but not on William’s entry, making me think the name is Marlin, not Martin. Thank you.

D Wong on 17th June, 2019 wrote:

Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England
24 Apr 1819:
William Birch (aged 19) and William Martin (aged 18) for stealing quantity tobacco and soap, the property of Joseph Done, Lane End. Mr. Dane proved that late on Tuesday the 16th, or early on the 17th March, his warehouse, situated about 100 yards from his dwelling, was broken open, and tobacco, soap, &c. stolen of the value of £10…...
The prisoner Birch had been convicted of stealing earthenware at the Lent Assizes 1817, and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.
At the last Session he had tried Martin.
They were then sentenced to be transported for 7 years.

William Birch was also on board the ‘Eliza’.

**Although stated on her COF that Elizabeth Miller married William Martin ‘Eliza 1820’ she did in fact marry William Martin who arrived on the ‘Guildford’ 1822.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
MARTIN, William. Per “Eliza”, 1820

1824 Apr 28: Potter. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)

1824: TOL, Kissing Point.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 22nd January, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 22nd January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 226 State Archives NSW, TOL (Series:NRS 12200; Item:4/4060; Fiche:753) and Entrance Books, 1842 (Roll:175) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Mic

D Wong on 17th June, 2019 made the following changes:

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