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Martha Thatcher

Martha Thatcher, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Thatcher
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Convict
Date of Death: 7th December, 1817
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 352
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

Gail Tregear on 25th May, 2017 wrote:

One of four who died on the voyage, leaving three motherless children to complete the voyage on their own.  Described as “a pious woman”. Death caused by dysentery.

Leonie Fretwell on 24th September, 2017 wrote:

Died from dysentery during voyage.

Convict Changes History

Gail Tregear on 25th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 7th December, 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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