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Martha Scrivens

Martha Scrivens, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Scrivens
Aliases: Martha Connor
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Gloucester. Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 351 (177). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th January, 2013 wrote:

Martha Scrivens was convicted at Glouster on 21/03/1848 for Larceny - steal boots/obtain goods under false pretence. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Cadet’ arriving 1849.

Native Place: Colford, Wales
Brother: Joseph
Sisters: Mary & Emily

Ship Surgeon’s report: very good

3rd class Probation
Age 21yrs; single; Protestant; can read & write; 4’10 1/4”; fair complexion; dk brown hair; lt grey eyes; housemaid.

12/08/1851: Ticket of Leave granted
29/07/1852: Disturb the peace - Fined 5/-
07/06/1853: Conditional Pardon granted
21/03/1855: Free by servitude

16/10/1849: Application for permission to marry David/Daniel Connor (convict per Theresa). Approved.
10/12/1849: Married, St. Josephs Church, Hobart. (ref. 418/1849-37)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1828, gender, occupation, crime

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