Martha Hearn and siblings

Having found her marriage certificate and noticed the church was in Little Stanmore, England, I then checked out her birth. Finding one at Great Stanmore, I looked at a map to find out how close these two towns were or maybe in the 20 years between birth and marriage, the towns might have separated. As I find more siblings, I will add their information here.

Here is her baptism certificate (births were not required to be registered until the 1830’s).

Baptism of Martha Hearn 1816
Baptism of Martha Hearn 1816

Parents: Margaret and Richard HEARN

Date of baptism: 27 October 1816

Church: St John the Evangelist, Great Stanmore

Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Great Stanmore St John the Evangelist, Register of Baptism, dro/014/a/01, Item 008

Martha gets married

In the last half hour, I have been chatting in Facebook with a relative Min who also is researching Martha. So I decided to go on Ancestry.com where I have a world membership to see what I could find out about Martha before arriving in Tasmania.

Vercoe Hearns marriagesmlFirst step was finding her marriage to William Vico or similar. With such an unusual name that could be spelled a variety of ways, it was quite easy to find.

William Vercoe bachelor and Martha Hearn Spinster both of this parish

married in the church by banns on 5th or 8th December, 1833 by Edward John Smith – Curate

In the presence of William Taylor and Mary ??

Notice only William Vercoe could write his own name. The parish was Little Stanmore in Middlesex, England.

Here is a link to information about the church they were married in.

Source Citation:  London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Lawrence, Little Stanmore, Register of marriages, DRO/109, Item 016

 

 

Martha Hearn(s)

PCOM 1/39

Martha Vico was convicted for larceny at the old central criminal court on 2nd January 1839 in front of the third jury and Mr Sergeant Arabin. She stole a watch valued at one pound five shillings, a purse valued sixpence and two shillings, the goods and monies of William Leighton in Edgware.

Her husband William was a blacksmith.  She also had 12 months on the town. Her gaol report mentioned poor connexions, surgeon report was extremely insolent.

She was 5 feet 1 inch with ruddy complexion, high forehead and round head, with medium nose and mouth, hazel eyes, black eyebrows and brown hair.

She arrived on the Hindostan on 12 Sept 1839.

25 Sept 39 – She was moved on the government brig Tamar on her way to Launceston. She was given 12 days solitary confinement on bread and water for gross misconduct in going into the mens berths

26 Dec 1839 – drunk and disorderly in company with a man in back of a house in York Street – 2 months hard labour in the crime class in Female House of Corrections Launceston

18 April 1840 – absent without leave 14 days in cells on bread and water.

27 November 1840 – absent without leave – admonished

31 Dec 1840 – insolence to the chief district constable 12 months hard labour House of Corrections Launceston

Ticket of leave 4 Nov 1845

Free by servitude 31 December 1848

Certificate of freedom 2 Feb 1849

STOP PRESS    UPDATE       STOP PRESS     UPDATE

This is one relative I need to do some more research on. If I check the female convicts database, there might be more info there regarding the ??? marks in the above report.

OK Have now updated according to information in the database of female convicts.

Family of John and Martha Boyd

1. John BOYD (7 Dec 1814 – 9 Oct 1862) & Martha VICO nee HEARN (1812/1816 – 25 Jan 1880)

| 1. Ann BOYD (1842 – ) & Thomas GIBSON (1832 – )

| | 1. Mary Ann GIBSON (1860 – ) & William HOLMES (1855 – )

| | | 1. William Thomas HOLMES (1878 – 1879)

| | | 2. Julia Ann HOLMES (1880 – )

| | | 3. Charlotte Isabel HOLMES (1882 – )

| | | 4. William Thomas HOLMES (1884 – )

| | | 5. Ethel May HOLMES (1886 – )

| | | 6. Edith May HOLMES (1888 – )

| | | 7. George Henry HOLMES (1890 – )

| | | 8. Albert Ernest HOLMES (1892 – )

| | | 9. Ivey Helen HOLMES (1894 – )

| | | 10. Leslie Leonard HOLMES (1896 – )

| | | 11. Corrie Nergia Violet HOLMES (1898 – )

| | 2. Thomas Henry GIBSON

| | 3. Martha Eliza GIBSON

| | 4. William Robert GIBSON

| | 5. GIBSON

| | 6. Ada May GIBSON

| | 7. Thomas Henry GIBSON

| | 8. Albert John GIBSON

| 2. Susan BOYD (29 May 1844 – 27 Feb 1900) & Francis COLGRAVE (11 Nov 1843 – 26 Jun 1920)

| | 1. Francis John COLGRAVE (25 Feb 1866-31 Dec 1942) & Laura Maud WYNWOOD (21 Mar 1870-8 Apr 1969)

| | | 1. Angus Colin COLGRAVE* (28 Apr 1893 – 9 May 1977) & Doris UPTON (About 1901 – 27 Feb 1931)

| | | 1. Angus Colin COLGRAVE* (28 Apr 1893 – 9 May 1977) & Iris Mary EBERHARD (About 1910 – 23 Dec 1986)

| | | 2. Francis Robert Leonard COLGRAVE (17 May 1903 – 23 Jun 1987) & Irene Agnes YATES (About 1905 – 18 Mar 1978)

| | | 3. Grace Valerie Violet COLGRAVE (4 May 1913 – )

| | 2. Samuel COLGRAVE (13 Aug 1867 – 17 Feb 1955) & Jeanne (Jane) DUNCANSON (27 Feb 1875 – 31 Jul 1945)

| | | 1. Roy Graham COLGRAVE (12 Apr 1896 – 19 Jan 1918)

| | | 2. Doris Ellen COLGRAVE (15 Feb 1899 – 19 Apr 1960) & Tom COCKING

| | | 3. Susan Jane COLGRAVE (26 Jun 1901 – 8 Apr 1927) & John DENMAN

| | | 4. Colin Campbell COLGRAVE (18 Jul 1903-9 Jul 1981) & Marion Margaret DYSON (20 Apr 1908-10 Jun 1988)

| | | 5. Elvie COLGRAVE (16 Jan 1906 – ) & Horace JOHN

| | | 6. Mervyn Samuel COLGRAVE (24 Sep 1910 – 10 Mar 1984) & Etta EADE

| | | 7. Keith James COLGRAVE (6 Mar 1915 – 20 Aug 1992) & Ruth Mavis BULLOCK (Approx 1920 – 4 Oct 1997)

| | 3. Frances Isabella COLGRAVE* (10 Feb 1869 – 21 Mar 1928) & House Servant COLGRAVE??

| | | 1. Tasman Allan COLGRAVE (18 Mar 1893 – 2 Jul 1985) & Harriet Young COLES (12 Mar 1897 – 17 Feb 1980)

| | | 2. Thomas Leslie COLGRAVE (30 Sep 1895 – 2 Oct 1973) & Winifred Emily Jane HARRIS (About 1886 – 25 Aug 1961)

| | 3. Frances Isabella COLGRAVE* (10 Feb 1869 – 21 Mar 1928) & William Edward JONES (1844 – 28 Oct 1912)

| | | 1. Ralph JONES (11 Nov 1901 – 28 Jul 1950) & Vera Annie DAVEY (23 Oct 1901 – 3 Mar 1962)

| | | 2. Louisa Latoska JONES (13 Jun 1903 – 1997) & Gerald SMITH

| | | 3. Edward Stanley (Teddy) JONES (13 Oct 1905 – Sep 1985) & Olive PATTERSON

| | | 4. Emily JONES (5 Dec 1907 – 1 Oct 1991) & Harry WARN ( – 1988)

| | | 5. James Walter JONES (Nov 1911 – 14 Jan 1912)

| | | 6. Florence Isabella (Ena) JONES (1913 – 1965) & Leslie JONES

| | 3. Frances Isabella COLGRAVE* (10 Feb 1869 – 21 Mar 1928) & Cyril Edwin HEAZLEWOOD (8 Apr 1890 – 1954)

| | 4. William F COLGRAVE (23 Dec 1871 – 13 Nov 1905) & Lillian May BROWN (25 May 1881 – )

| | | 1. Olive (Maud) Jessie COLGRAVE (9 Oct 1896 – 1 Nov 1917)

| | | 2. Milly (Monia) Victoria COLGRAVE (21 Jun 1899 – ) & Solomon EADE

| | | 3. Walter William COLGRAVE(STEVENS)* (25 Jun 1901 – 21 Nov 1965) & Esther Maud CHRISTIAN (22 Jul 1902 – 4 Mar 1967)

| | | 3. Walter William COLGRAVE(STEVENS)* (25 Jun 1901 – 21 Nov 1965) & Helen SHEPHERD

| | 5. Martha Jane COLGRAVE (13 Mar 1874 – 18 Aug 1954) & George DAVEY (31 May 1865 – 2 Nov 1914)

| | | 1. Mary Ann DAVEY (13 Jan 1891 – 19 Jul 1946) & Gordon BURFORD (1886 – 18 Apr 1949)

| | | 2. Emily Jane DAVEY (12 Jan 1893 – 29 Apr 1956) & Trevor COX (1883 – 1 May 1962)

| | | 3. John (Jack) DAVEY (28 Sep 1894 – 20 Feb 1931) & Mary HARVEY

| | | 4. William George (James) DAVEY (9 Dec 1895 – 25 Apr 1953) & Nellie Olive POWELL (19 Mar 1896 – 29 Sep 1980)

| | | 5. Elizabeth (Lizzie) DAVEY (19 Apr 1897 – 9 Oct 1979) & James BOXHALL (23 Mar 1895 – 1 Dec 1982)

| | | 6. Hannah DAVEY (10 Nov 1899 – 7 Mar 1967) & Henry Lewis ENGLAND (12 Dec 1888 – 12 Mar 1963)

| | | 7. George DAVEY (18 Jan 1902 – 4 Sep 1972) & Lucy Ellen WICKHAM (27 Feb 1905 – 22 Oct 1981)

| | | 8. Elsie DAVEY (18 Dec 1904 – 16 Oct 1915)

| | | 9. Bertie Leonard DAVEY (25 Apr 1907 – 5 Aug 1940) & Renee Olive PAGE (29 Jun 1908 – 7 Dec 1978)

| | | 10. Leila Jessie DAVEY (28 Apr 1909 – 22 Jun 1917)

| | | 11. Doris Eileen DAVEY (3 Oct 1911 – ) & Dudley JONES

| | | 12. Frederick Trevor DAVEY (2 Oct 1914 – 2 Aug 1984) & Kathleen HUNTINGTON

| | 6. Lillian Ada (Moy) COLGRAVE (27 Jun 1876 – 7 Mar 1957) & Charles DAVEY (19 Feb 1872 – 18 Oct 1914)

| | | 1. Annie May DAVEY (31 Mar 1897 – ) & David James LINDSAY (1893 – 1966)

| | | 2. George Charles DAVEY (6 Jan 1898 – 28 Feb 1965) & Winifred McLEAN (25 Jan 1898 – 23 Oct 1978)

| | | 3. Susan Jane DAVEY (26 Mar 1900 – 29 Sep 1967) & Thornton Richard MURFETT (About 1890 – 5 Aug 1973)

| | | 4. Lilian Daisy DAVEY (6 Apr 1903 – 16 Jul 1989) & Eric Stanley BOYD (11 Aug 1901 – 13 Oct 1971)

| | | 5. Charles William DAVEY (4 Sep 1904 – 29 Mar 1929)

| | | 6. Olive Amy DAVEY (24 Sep 1905 – ) & Albert HILL ( – 1976)

| | | 7. Harry James DAVEY (26 Jan 1908 – ) & Violet E ATKINSON

| | | 8. Daphne Eileen DAVEY (16 Dec 1910 – ) & William Ernest BRETT

| | | 9. Ivy Mary DAVEY (24 Sep 1912 – ) & Arthur Charles SAUNDERS

| | | 10. Vernon Edward DAVEY (14 Dec 1913 – ) & Lorna Florence WALKER

| | 7. Alfred Arthur (John) COLGRAVE (7 Nov 1878-2 May 1959) & Ada Mary COWARD (10 Dec 1876 – 16 Aug 1953)

| | | 1. Elsie COLGRAVE & Arthur SHERWOOD

| | | 2. Hector Arthur COLGRAVE (17 Oct 1902 – ) & Eileen Mary RASMUSSEN

| | | 3. Pearl COLGRAVE & Jack SPICER

| | | 4. Alfred Charles COLGRAVE (Approx 1906 – Jun 1964) & Agnes Jane HILL (Approx 1907 – 1 Sep 1992)

| | | 5. Stanley George COLGRAVE (1908 – 20 Sep 1978) & Mary Florence BREEN (1917 – 16 Aug 1993)

| | | 6. Leonard Frederick COLGRAVE (19 Feb 1910 – 24 Aug 1981) & Doris SMITH

| | | 7. Cecil COLGRAVE ( – Before 1978) & Phyllis

| | | 8. Gladys COLGRAVE* & Ron BISHOP

| | | 8. Gladys COLGRAVE* & CLARK

| | | 9. Ida Ismay COLGRAVE & Frederick V EWART

| | | 10. Vernon Thomas COLGRAVE (6 Apr 1917 – 20 Jul 1999) & Patricia WATKINS

| | | 11. Evelyn Caroline COLGRAVE & William Ray HAY

| | | 12. Daisy Jean COLGRAVE* & George W BREEN

| | | 12. Daisy Jean COLGRAVE* & George HUXLEY

| | 8. Ernest Charles COLGRAVE (30 Dec 1881 – 16 May 1940) & Alice Maria REDBURN (17 Sep 1879 – )

| | 9. Ethel Mary Ann COLGRAVE* (9 Dec 1883 – ) & Mark REDBURN (15 Nov 1867 – 8 Jan 1936)

| | | 1. Ruby REDBURN & Fred GREEN

| | | 2. Donald Mark REDBURN (Approx 1907 – 6 Oct 1984) & Vera Anne Louise SAUNDERS (Approx 1915 – 21 Mar 1993)

| | 9. Ethel Mary Ann COLGRAVE* (9 Dec 1883 – ) & Arthur THOMPSON (19 Apr 1882 – 14 May 1961)

| | 10. Frederick George COLGRAVE (28 Aug 1886 – 3 Feb 1959) & Amy Louisa RIGBY (15 Apr 1893 – 4 Oct 1985)

| | | 1. Rita Jean COLGRAVE (3 Dec 1912 – 16 Feb 1986) & Charles E Marney GRANT

| | | 2. Muriel Phyllis COLGRAVE* (24 Aug 1914 – ) & Maurice Henry THOMAS

| | | 2. Muriel Phyllis COLGRAVE* (24 Aug 1914 – ) & Leonard George APPLEBY

| | | 3. Amy Iris COLGRAVE* (22 Mar 1917 – 23 Aug 1983) & Alfred BRYANT

| | | 3. Amy Iris COLGRAVE* (22 Mar 1917 – 23 Aug 1983) & Jack ARNOL

| | | 4. Eunice Frances COLGRAVE (18 Jan 1919 – 4 Nov 1957) & Percival CREELEY

| | | 5. Frederick George (Jun.) COLGRAVE (30 Mar 1920 – 10 Jul 1954) & Myra ADAMS

| | | 6. Nellie Mavis COLGRAVE (21 Sep 1922 – ) & George LOWE

| | | 7. Rex COLGRAVE (27 Jan 1925 – ) & Margaret HAYWOOD

| | | 8. William Roy COLGRAVE (27 Jan 1928 – 4 Oct 1951)

| | | 9. Henry Douglas COLGRAVE (16 Nov 1931 – )

| | | 10. Margaret Dawn COLGRAVE & Harold JUDKINS

| | | 11. Trevor Maxwell COLGRAVE (31 Oct 1931 – 28 Aug 1980) & Joan May WEBBER (Approx 1938 – 15 May 1990)

| | | 12. Ronald George COLGRAVE (12 Aug 1935 – 12 Nov 1999) & June HYDE (Killworth?)

| 3. Catherine (Kate) BOYD (1846 – ) & Frederick Henry WEEKES (1836 – )

| | 1. Ada Jane WEEKES (1871 – )

| 4. Robert John BOYD (1 Jul 1848 – 26 Jan 1918) & Mary Ann BATES (About 1842 – 29 Nov 1908)

| | 1. Robert BOYD (1870 – )

| | 2. Sarah Ann BOYD (1874 – )

| | 3. Harriet BOYD (1877 – )

| | 4. Robert BOYD (1879 – 31 Jul 1879)

| | 5. Frederick John BOYD (1880 – )

| | 6. William Charles BOYD (1883 – )

| | 7. Emma Louisa Marion BOYD (23 Apr 1886 – ) & Adam WHITCOMBE (23 Dec 1876 – )

| | | 1. Constance Mary Ann WHITCOMBE & William John FEIL (10 Mar 1915 – )

| | 8. Arthur Henry Harold BOYD (26 Oct 1888 – )

| | 9. Reginald James BOYD (25 Feb 1890 – )

| | 10. Leslie George BOYD (1893 – )

| 5. Martha BOYD (1850 – 1851)

| 6. Sarah Jane BOYD (30 Sep 1852 – ) & Jonathan STEVENS (1837 – )

| | 1. Edith Martha STEVENS (1871 – )

| | 2. Eva Maude STEVENS (1872 – )

| | 3. Edward Henry STEVENS (1875 – )

| 7. Frederick BOYD (16 Dec 1855 – 27 Dec 1859)

| 8. Harriet BOYD (21 Jun 1858 – ) & John CUNNINGHAM (1858 – )

| | 1. Albert Frederick CUNNINGHAM (1879 – )

| | 2. Percy CUNNINGHAM (1881 – )

| | 3. Edgar John CUNNINGHAM (1883 – )

| | 4. Mabel Alice CUNNINGHAM (1885 – )

| | 5. Alfred Hedley CUNNINGHAM (1887 – )

| | 6. Ruby Nereda CUNNINGHAM (1891 – )

| | 7. Reginald James CUNNINGHAM (1895 – )

| | 8. Arthur Leonard CUNNINGHAM (1897 – )

| | 9. Dorth Evelene Annie CUNNINGHAM (1899 – )

| 9. Martha (Caroline) BOYD (1861 – ) & John GRIFFITHS (9 Aug 1859 – )

| 10. Unknown BOYD (1861 – )

| 11. Frederick BOYD (7 May 1861 – ) & Cherry GUTTRIDGE (1862 – )

| | 1. John Henry BOYD (1898 – )

John Boyd

John Boyd is another of my convict ancestors. He was tried in the Central Criminal Court in London on 21st September 1835. He was given seven years transportation for larceny. John stated it was stealing fowls.

John had a swarthy complexion with a long head and visage. His hair was dark brown, his eyebrows light brown and he had dark hazel eyes. His forehead was high and he had a long nose, medium width mouth and narrow chin. He was 5 feet 5 inches in height. He was aged 22/25 when sentenced. CON 18/9

According to his appropriation papers he was born in Plymouth, Devon. His trade was as a carpenter and joiner, including doors and windows. He was well behaved whilst on the hulk according to his report. MM 33/6

He was sent to Van Diemens Land (VDL) on the ship Henry Porcher arriving Hobart Town via Norfolk Island on 15 November 1836. According to the surgeon on board, he was of very good behaviour.

Whilst in VDL he only committed two offences: December 15,1838 while under control of his master Dumaresque, he was drunk and making use of obscene language while having wine and rum in his possession. For this he was given 24 lashes. On June 4, 1839 while under control of his master Russell, he was convicted of misconduct but was only admonished for this.

He was given his ticket of leave on February 1, 1841: conditional pardon no 192 on February 12, 1842 and finally his free certificate no 700 on September 26, 1842.

On 6 September, 1842 at St Johns, Ross, Tasmania he married Martha Vico (Virco) nee Hearn, another person convicted of larceny at the central criminal court also.

He worked as a carpenter in Launceston for 3/4 years and worked at ‘Logan’ Evandale until his death from pneumonia.

HO 26/41 According to the Home Office, he could read and write at age 22, was tried at central criminal court and given 7 years transportation for larceny.

I have tried to find a John Boyd being born in the Plymouth area of Devon around 1815 but so far have not been lucky. There is a possibility of one being born in Maker, Cornwall which is across the river from Plymouth.