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Jane Quinn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Quinn
Aliases: Ann Martin
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Catherine
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 4th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 96 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Records
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Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

List of sixty female convicts embarked on board Kangaroo to land at the Derwent in Van Diemen’s Land, and their indents from the Catherine Convict ship. Sydney 24 May 1814.
No 22.  Jane Quinn,  age 23, tried City of Dublin, June 1813, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Marriage Record – Hobart Town district 1814: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p31j2k
Joseph Martin, age 32, free, and Jane Quinn, 23, convict per Catherine, were married by Banns, 4 October 1814. Joseph signed his name, Jane made her mark X.

Maureen Withey on 24th June, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Convict Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-7$init=CON40-1-7p233
2. Jane Quin. Catherine 1814. Kangaroo 1816. Tried at Dublin 1813, 7 years.
Aug 18 1817. Ux Martin/ Absent from her lodgings at night – 6 hours in the stocks.
Dec 3 1817. Ux Martin/ D & Disy. - 14 days hard labor in Gaol.
Dec 16 1817. Ux Martin/ D & Disy. - hard labor in Gaol for one week.
Aug 22 1825. F.S. D & disy, fined 5/-.
Dec 14 1829. Ux Pale/ F.S. Violent and feloniously stabbing & cutting with intent to maim & kill Saml. Pate on the 4th of Augt last. (Fully committed.)

On Monday being the day on which his Honour the Chief Justice had fixed for passing sentence on the prisoners under conviction in gaol, the court notice was crowded at an early hour.
There were one or two of the remaining cases about which His Honour felt extremely distressed. One was that of Barnard Trainer who stood convicted of stabbing one Samuel Pate, with an intention to kill and murder him. The prisoner had kept a bad house at Brighton, and the person whom he had stabbed, being a married man had gone to his house to fetch his wife away, who was then in a state of intoxication. Trainer, however, was averse to her departure, and much altercation ensued between him and the husband until it was at last agreed that the poor creature should remain in the house till morning, the husband staying with her. About midnight, Trainer was observed to move an axe which he had, and to place it in a certain position. When morning came, he was still unwilling that the woman should go, and actually struck the husband 5 times in order to prevent him taking her with him, until he received a violent blow in return, which drove him, as it happened, across the room close on the spot where he had placed the axe on the previous night. Upon this Trainer seizing the weapon drove it with violence into the back of Pate the husband, where it actually stuck until pulling it out he repeated the blow, while at the same time the miserable woman stuck a knife into her own husband. From the verdict, it would appear, that the jury had believed Trainer to have placed the axe in its latter situation with a premeditated purpose of so using it, but His Honour, as we understood, could not help entertaining some doubt on this point, nevertheless in such a horrid case, the law ought to be very clear before he could recommend the prisoner as an object of any mercy, and he hoped that the opinion of the law officers would be taken upon the point, at the same time he cautioned the prisoner against entertaining any hopes.
Hobart Town Courier, 8 May 1830.

Bernard Trainer was convicted of cutting and striking one Samuel Pate, with an axe, in his back, with the intention to commit murder on the 28th January last.
Jane Pate, committed for stabbing her husband Sam. Pate, and Terence Donaghew, a private in the 63d regiment, committed for maliciously stabbing Sergeant Mayhew, were discharged by Proclamation.
Hobart Town Courier, 20 Feb 1830.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Records (prev. ), firstname: Jane, surname: Quinn, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th July, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Ann Martin, date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000)

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