The Partial Diary of "Honest" John Martin, Young Irelander, 1812-1875 Co. Down, Ireland
*Fragments of Diary - 1848-1850,
Original at P.R.O.N.I. (D560-/1-6)
Microfilm of Parts 1-4 transcription
at Family History Center, SLC, Utah
#1701442-which does NOT include
parts 5 & 6 of the Diary herein.
INDEX OF JOHN MARTIN'S DIARY:
Part I - October 30-November
20, 1848 - in Dublin jail for treason-felony for his writings in his newspaper,
"The Irish Felon", where he advocated that the Irish should rule Ireland
instead of Britain ruling Ireland.
Part II - June 28-September
4, 1849 - on board the Convict Ship, Mountstuart Elphinstone, to Australia
as a "special" gentleman convict.
Part III - October 1-16,
1849 - Arrival into Sydney, Australia, harbor and transfer to the ship
"Emma" for Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land).
Part IV - September 21-22,
1850 - residing in Fordell, Tasmania, with John Mitchel, another Young
relationships of John Martin (with added corrections by Suzanne Ballard)
Part V - May 3-July 28,
1858 - Paris Journal-John Martin received an unconditional pardon in 1856
but was in self-imposed exile in Paris. Very depressed over his inability
to help Ireland while in Paris.
Part VI - September 13,
1858 & November 29, 1858 - In Paris and then in Kilbroney, Co. Down,
Ireland after the death of his brother, sister-in-law, and their favorite
servant-nanny leaving 7 orphaned children under age 15.
Appendix: Notes and
pedigree of John Martin as compiled by Suzanne Ballard
Transcribed by Suzanne Ballard, January 1998 from the
original diary kept at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Writing sample from John Martin's Diary:
Compiled by Suzanne Webb Ballard, January 1998.
Published to the internet by Kevin Ballard, December 1998.