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Martha Todd (?–1793)

Martha Todd ( - 1793) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 24 February 1790 at the Old Bailey, London. She arrived at Sydney in July 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet.

Todd had a son with James Paxton (*I can't find any information on this man, he may have been a member of the ship's crew) in January 1792. She then lived with marine Gabriel Nation. She died of dysentry and was buried at Sydney on 6 February 1793. Her son died two weeks later at Parramatta.

 information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 262
  • Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 26 February 2021

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Life Summary [details]


5 February, 1793
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 24 February 1790


Children: Yes (1)