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A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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Martin Bohen

b. November 1819, d. 22 July 1891

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Detailed biography

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Martin Bohen was born in November 1819 in Johnswell.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was baptized on 4 December 1819 at St John's in Kilkenny, Ireland.6,7


FatherCornelius Bowe (b. about 1795, d. about 1828)
MotherMary Lahy (b. March 1793)

Family life

Martin Bohen and Elizabeth Seage were married on 14 May 1851 in Bathurst.8,1,2

Children with Elizabeth Seage (b. 1834, d. 5 June 1910)

SonJohn Henry Bowen+ (b. 23 June 1853, d. 8 January 1902)
SonDaniel Bowen (b. about 1855, d. before 22 July 1891)
SonThomas Bowen (b. about 1857, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterMary Ann Bowen (b. about 1859, d. after 22 July 1891)
SonDaniel Bowen (b. about 1861, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterElizabeth Bowen (b. about 1861, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterEllen Bowen+ (b. 2 May 1863, d. after 22 July 1891)
SonJames Bowen (b. about 1865, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterHannah Bowen (b. about 1867, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterBrigid Jane Bohan (b. 1869)
SonCornelius Bowen (b. about 1872, d. after 22 July 1891)
DaughterCatherine Bowen (b. about 1875, d. 1875)

Residence information

Martin Bohen emigrated on 7 September 1836 from Kilkenny, Ireland. SS St Vincent4 He immigrated on 5 January 1837 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. convict ship St Vincent3,9,10,11,12,13,14 He lived in Bathurst, NSW, on 27 August 1847.9

Involvement in crime

Patrick were in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 15 July 1836. sentenced to transportation for life for feloniously killing a sheep3,4,9,10,12,14 Martin Bohen was tried for in Dungog, NSW, Australia, on 7 December 1844. robbery|| He was convicted and sentenced to 2 months on the treadmill at Hyde Park Barracks5 He in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, on 14 December 1844. arrived||from Dungog5 He was on 17 February 1845 in Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia. discharged to Hyde Park Barracks15

Working life

  • Martin Bohen was employed in January 1837 in Port Stephens, NSW, Australia.3
  • On 23 June 1853 Martin Bohen was a shoemaker in Bathurst.8


Martin Bohen died on 22 July 1891 at age 71 in Bunglegumbie. cancer in the stomach1 He was buried on 24 July 1891 in Dubbo.1


  1. [S449] Death Certificate, Martin Bowen, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1891 No 5680.
  2. [S619] "Resarch Report: Bohan, Martin by Leeanne Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeanne Godfrey, to James Fleming (Sydney); WikiTree, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowen-1865.
  3. [S624] Martin Bohen entry, SS St Vincent, Convict Arrival Indents, 1837; in NRS 12188 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW.)
  4. [S625] Convict Departure Indents: 1836 SS St Vincent Bohen Martin, Departure Indents SS St Vincent, Kingswood; Archives Office of NSW, NRS 1156, 4/7078. Hereinafter cited as Convict Departure Indents: 1836 SS St Vincent Bohen Martin.
  5. [S626] Martin Bohen, Gaol Admission: Newcastle, Bohen Martin 1844, 7 Dec 1844
  6. [S1082] Baptismal Record: Martin Bowe 1819, (4 Dec 1819), Thomastown RC Church, Irish Family History Foundation, Ireland
  7. [S1110] "RR: Lahy family origins - Essay by James Michael Fleming", 2019, James Michael Fleming (4 Currawang Street, Cammeray), to self; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  8. [S322] Baptismal Record: Bowen, John Henry, Vol 70, No 1310, (12 July 1853), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Sydney
  9. [S630] Martin Bohen, Convict Ticket Of Leave Butt: Bohen Martin 1847, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 4 Jan 1847
  10. [S631] Martin Bohen, Conditional Pardon, (NSW: Government Gazette), 7 Jun 1853
  11. [S634] Mary Tobin entry, SS Sir Charles Forbes, Convict Arrival Indents, 1837; in Convict Records (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW.)
  12. [S649] Patrick Tobin Patrick Tobin entry, SS St Vincent, Convict Arrival Indents, 1837; in NRS 1156 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 4/7078.
  13. [S652] Patrick Tobin, Convict Ticket Of Leave Butt: 1856 Tobin Patrick, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 18 Jul 1856
  14. [S666] Patrick Tobin, Conditional Pardon, (NSW: Government Gazette), 1851
  15. [S629] Martin Bohen, Gaol Discharge: Darlinghurst, Bohen Martin 1845, 17 Feb 1845
ReferencesBohen clan
Ch forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Pedigree Bowen
Last Edited20 July 2019