Frederick Meredith and Mary Kirk connection

We know that Frederick Meredith had nine children from five relations, Historian Cathy Dunn recently with her research for “HMS Sirius: Her Final Voyage” discovered in fact that Frederick Meredith was not aboard HMS Sirius for the voyage to Norfolk Island in March 1790, but remain at the South Head outpost with members of the crew.

Frederick’s third relationship was with Mary Kirk, Convict, Royal Admiral 1792. Cathy has been researching all the people of the Royal Admiral 1792 for over 25 years and completed two publications just on the Royal Admiral 1792. Continue reading

Did Frederick Meredith travel to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790?

Not all assigned HMS Sirius ships company members (the crew) and Ships Marines were aboard the ship for her final voyage in March 1790 to Norfolk Island, they are noted in HMS Sirius musters by not being mustered on 20 March 1790 on Norfolk Island after the shipwreck, but being mustered in April 1790 at Port Jackson. Continue reading