Thomas Martin (c.1764–1822)

Thomas Martin is one of St John’s First Fleeters. Martin was a convict transported per Charlotte (1788). He was buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta 27 September 1822, in what is now an unmarked grave at the cemetery; its exact location, therefore, is unknown.


Timeline

  • Born: c.1764
  • Stole seventeen towels, a petticoat, and an apron: 8 November 1783
  • Tried and convicted for the theft: Old Bailey, London, 10 December 1783
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: Old Bailey, London, 10 December 1783
  • Transferred from Newgate Prison to Mercury (1784): 30 March 1784
  • Set sail for America per Mercury: 2 April 1784
  • Recaptured on shore after Mercury convict mutiny: Devon, 1784
  • Received death sentence: Special Commission, Exeter, 24 May 1784
  • Given a reprieve, sentence commuted to seven years transportation: 9 June 1784
  • Sent to Dunkirk hulk: > 9 June 1784
  • Embarked on Charlotte: 11 March 1787
  • Sailed with the First Fleet per Charlotte: 13 May 1787
  • Arrived at Botany Bay per Charlotte20 January 1788
  • Arrived at Port Jackson per Charlotte: 26 January 1788
  • Ordered 200 lashes for theft of trousers from John Ferguson and for attempted bribery of Ferguson: 6 September 1788
  • Settled on 30-acres at Prospect: July 1791
  • Superintendent David Burton reported Martin “a person entirely ignorant respecting agriculture”: February 1792
  • Married Mary Ann Hugo per Pitt (1792): 24 June 1792
  • Daughter Elizabeth Martin born: c. 1797
  • Sold grant to D. D. Franklyn: < 1800
  • Received another 50 acre grant at Toongabbie: 1 January 1798
  • A son and another daughter born: sometime between 1797–1806
  • Died: c. 26 September 1822, Parramatta
  • Buried: St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, 26 September 1822

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Positions

  • Convict, Newgate Prison, (c.8 November 1783–30 March 1784)
  • Convict, Mercury, (30 March 1784–April 1784)
  • Convict, Dunkirk(>9 June 1784–11 March 1787)
  • Convict, Charlotte, (11 March 1787–26 January 1788)

Occupations

  • Weaver

Sources


Lists

# First Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Ship: Mercury (1784)

# Mutineer

# Hulk: Dunkirk

# Ship: Charlotte (1788)

# Burial year: 1822

# Grave: unmarked