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Joseph Martini

Joseph Martini, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Martini
Aliases: Martin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 17th August, 1897
Age: 77 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny, before convicted of felony
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 213 (108)
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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D Wong on 14th February, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOSEPH MARTINI, Theft > simple larceny, 4th February 1839.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > with recommendation
Punishment: Imprisonment > no_subcategory

JOSEPH MARTINI was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 cork-screw, value 7s., the goods of Henry Hall.
HENRY TOMLINSON COOMBE . I saw the prisoner near the shop of Mr. Henry Hall, an ironmonger, in Lamb’s Conduit-street, on the 7th of January, about half-past seven in the evening—I watched him—he pulled open a glass at the door, and took something out—I ran over and took hold of him—he put down this cork-screw and said, “There it is.”
HENRY HALL. This is my cork-screw, and was in one of my glass cases at ray door.
Prisoner. I never took it.
GUILTY . Aged 17.—Recommended to mecy.— Confined Five Days.

JOSEPH MARTINI, Theft > simple larceny, 16th December 1839.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation
JOSEPH MARTINI was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December, 1 tobacco-box, value 8d., the goods of William Patterson; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

WILLIAM PATTERSON . I keep a tobacconist’s shop in Hand-court, Holborn. About eight o’clock, on the 15th of December, from information I received, I went and found the prisoner at the window—I supposed him to be amusing himself with a straw he had in his hand—he was looking at the boxes—in a few minutes he left, and passed me as I stood at the side-door—I did not suspect he had robbed me—I went to the window to see what could have attracted his attention, and to my surprise I found a space of about six boxes vacant, they had been taken through an aperture which had been made accidentally—I went after him, but could not see him—I came back and went into my sitting-room—about half an hour after, I heard some boys cry out, “You Bob, with your hand in the gentleman’s fob”—I went out, walked up the court, and saw the prisoner with four others—they then parted towards Red Lion-street, and from thence to Holborn—I met a policeman and told him, he took the prisoner—he told me the prisoner threw a box down, and I took it up—in going along he exclaimed he had thrown something out of his pocket—a light was got, and a china bowl was taken up, which was broken—this box and this bowl are mine, they were taken out of my window.
JOHN FRIER (police-constable E 116.) I took the prisoner—I saw him throw down this snuff-box, and heard this bowl fall.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming down—I saw this snuff-box on the ground—I was going home, and the policeman took me.
EDWIN BENNETT (police-constable E 94.) produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction from Mr. Clark’s office—(read)—the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Joseph was recorded as MARTIN on entry to VDL. Joseph was born at Bloomsbury, London, he was 20 years old, 5’5” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, single, reads and writes a little.

Occupation: Labourer/Image maker.

Mother: Jane at Drury Lane.
4 brothers, 5 sisters: 1 brother, John, a policeman.

11/7/1842: Probation expired.
14/8/1844: TOL
2/1/1847: COF

Known as ‘MARTINI’ in Victoria.

1855: Married Mary Bartlett/Bartley/Barkley in Geelong - he was 34.
They had 10 children.
Mary Bartlett was born in Geelong in C1825.

17/10/1890 Geelong Advertiser:
Granted a Carriers’ License - also for Joseph Martini Jnr.

24/12/1894: Was in Myers Street, Geelong.

6/9/1897 The Age, Melbourne:
APPLICATION for PROBATE. - Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof Application will be made to the Supreme Court in its probate jurisdiction, that Probate of the WILL of joseph martini, late of Great Myers Street, Geelong, in Victoria, Retired Van Proprietor, deceased, may e GRANTED to me, the undersigned, Mary Martini, of the same place, widow, being the executrix appointed by the said will.
Dated this 3rd day of September, 1897.
(Signature) MARY X MARTINI.
Witness: D. T. M’Grath.

13/9/1900 The Age, Melbourne:
GEELONG.
A very old resident of the town. Mrs. Martini. widow of the late Joseph Martini, died very suddenly on Wednesday after partaking of a hearty meal.

Joseph and Mary were both buried at the Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, Vic.

Convict Changes History

Pam Liversidge on 13th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th August, 1897 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 14th February, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Martin, date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), occupation

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