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Martin Stone (c. 1763–1787)

Martin Stone (c.1767-1787), James Corden and Charles Repeat were found guilty on 21 March 1785 at Warwick, England, of breaking into a house and stealing a gown and other items. Their death sentences were commuted to 7 years transportation on 29 March 1785. The men were sent to the Censor hulk, where they remained until they embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in January 1787.

Stone died on the ship on 17 February.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 408

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1763


17 February, 1787 (aged ~ 24)
at sea

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Key Places
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years