Martin Bohen1

(circa 1820 - 1891)

Detailed biography

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Personal details

Birth

     He was born circa 1820 in IrelandG.2,1,3,4,5 He was the son of John Bohan and Mary Lahy.2,1,6

Death

     He died on 22 July 1891 in Bunglegumbie, AustraliaG. The official cause of death was cancer in the stomach.2 He was buried on 24 July 1891 in Dubbo, AustraliaG.2

Family life

Marriage

     He married Elizabeth Seage on 14 May 1851 in Bathurst, AustraliaG.7,2,1

Children of Martin Bohen and Elizabeth Seage

Life event details

Involvement in crime

  • Martin and Patrick were sentenced to transportation for life for feloniously killing a sheep in IrelandG, 15 July 1836.8,3,4,9,10,11
  • On 7 September 1836 in IrelandG, Martin Bohen was described as 4'10.5" tall; grey eyes; fair hair; fresh complexion.4
  • On 5 January 1837 in Sydney, AustraliaG, Martin Bohen was described as 4'10.5" tall; a fair, ruddy and freckled complexion; light brown hair; hazel eyes; small dark mole inside right elbow; burnt mark outside left arm; scar back of left hand; scar right knee; mole back of right foot.3,10
  • He was tried for robbery in Dungog, AustraliaG, 7 December 1844. He was convicted and sentenced to 2 months on the treadmill at Hyde Park Barracks.5
  • On 14 December 1844 in Newcastle gaol, Newcastle, AustraliaG, Martin Bohen was described as 5' 7" tall; stout build; pale complexion; light hair; hazel eyes; visage long.5
  • He arrived in Newcastle gaol, Newcastle, AustraliaG, from Dungog on 14 December 1844.5
  • He discharged in Newcastle Gaol, Newcastle, AustraliaG. This was in order to be transported to Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks for punishment on the treadmill. Also tranported for this purpose were Owen Gaynor and James Gibbs.12,5
    The treadmill at Hyde Park Barracks was used to grind corn to make corn meal (a rough version of polenta)
  • He was discharged to Hyde Park Barracks on 17 February 1845 in Darlinghurst Gaol, Darlinghurst, AustraliaG.13
  • He was granted his ticket of leave on 4 January 1847 in Windsor, AustraliaG.9,10
  • He was granted his Conditional Pardon on 7 June 1853.9,10

Migration

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events

Resources

Citations

  1. [S329] Research Report, Martin Bohan, Leeanne Godfrey, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowen-1865, 22 Jun 2013, Wikitree, WikiTree.
  2. [S195] Death Certificate for Martin Bowen, 5680/1891, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 11 Aug 1891.
  3. [S334] Martin Bohen, Arrival Indents, SS St Vincent, 1837, Archives Office of NSW.
  4. [S335] Martin Bohen, Departure Indents SS St Vincent, 1836, Archives Office of NSW, NRS 1156; [4/7078].
  5. [S336] Gaol Admissions, Martin Bohen, Newcastle Gaol, 7 Dec 1844, Archives Office of NSW.
  6. [S344] Mary Tobin, Arrival Indents, SS Sir Charles Forbes, 1837, Archives Office of NSW.
  7. [S69] Baptism Certificate for John Henry Bowen, 1310/1853, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 12 July 1853.
  8. [S359] Patrick Patrick Tobin, Arrival Indents, SS St Vincent, 1837, Archives Office of NSW.
  9. [S340] Ticket of Leave Butt, Martin Bohen, Colonial Secretary, 4 Jan 1847, NSW State Archives, Archives Office of NSW.
  10. [S341] Martin Bohen, Conditional Pardon, Colonial Secretary, 7 Jun 1853, Archives Office of NSW.
  11. [S376] Patrick Tobin, Conditional Pardon, Colonial Secretary, 1851, Archives Office of NSW.
  12. [S338] Gaol Discharge, Martin Bohen, Newcastle Gaol, 17 Dec 1844, Archives Office of NSW.
  13. [S339] Gaol Discharge, Martin Bohen, Darlinghurst Gaol, 17 Feb 1845, Archives Office of NSW.
  14. [S362] Ticket of Leave Butt, Patrick Tobin, Colonial Secretary, 18 Jul 1856, NSW State Archives, Archives Office of NSW.
  15. [S342] Martin Bohen, Convict Muster, NSW, 1837, HO10/32 Item 216, Archives Office of NSW.
  16. [S196] Death Certificate for John Henry Bowen, 000060/1902, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 13 Jan 1902.

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Family forebears chart
Martin Bohen's descendants