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Martha Wise, one of 119 convicts transported on the William Pitt, July 1805
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th April, 1827
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Dorset. Poole Quarter Sessions
11th April, 1806
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 121 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 364
||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 8th July, 2017 wrote:
Jesse Isaac vs Martha Wise late of St James parish Poole, single woman
Indictment: stealing one red woollen cloth cloak value £0.0.10
Plea: not guilty
Judgement: ‘to be transported for the term of seven years to any place beyond the seas his Majesty in Council might direct’
1820: Married John Carter (Ann 1810) - he died in 1820.
2/12/1820 Sydney Gazette:
TUESDAY.- George Bowerman, Solomon Bowerman, James Bowerman, and Martha Carter, were indicted for robbing Mr. George Bowman, and Miss Ann Bowman, his cousin, on the King’s highway, on the night of Friday the 15th of September, near the 18-mile stone on the Windsor Road, near to Parramatta.
All were found guilty, the three Bowerman brothers were all hung in 1820 - George was subsequently found to be innocent on the confession of William Geary (Surrey 1814).
26/1/1821: Martha was found guilty of being in possession of stolen goods and was transported to Newcastle for 7 years per ‘Prince Leopold’.
3/1/1827: Carter (alias Wise) Martha - Sydney gaol - Sent to Sydney gaol by Magistrate Francis Allman. To be sent to the first class in the Factory.
1827: Martha Wise died aged 36 - NSW BDM - WISE MARTHA 7323/1827 V18277323 2CAGE 36.
St. John’s Cemetery Records: Martha Wise, Parramatta, 14 April 1827, age 36, Convict per William Pitt (1806)
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th July, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Carter, date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th April, 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime