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Mintz, Martin (?–1813)

Martin Mintz/Mentz came free, aboard the Albemarle, as part of the Third Fleet. He joined the NSW Corps on 2 March 1791 with the rank of private, detached to Lieutenant John Townson; in 1800 he was detached to McArthur and in 1801 he was serving in Parramatta under McArthur. He resigned from the corps on 25 March 1803. He was one of the 24 ex-soldiers to be granted land in the District of Evan on the Nepean River in 1803 by Governor King.

By 1806 he had 50 acres as well as 11 male and 5 female hogs. He had married Margaret Bucker on 17 February 1805. In 1810 he was granted a spirits licence in Sydney and moved into town with his family, selling his remaining Nepean land holdings. Described as a widower, he married Frances Davies on 9 January 1811. Mintz drowned in Sydney Harbour in 1813.

Additional Resources

  • inquest, Sydney Gazette, 31 July 1813, p 3

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'Mintz, Martin (?–1813)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Mentz, Martin
  • Mince, Martin
  • Minty, Martin

July 1813
at sea

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Military Service
Key Events