Dennis Hunt, NSW Corps, Admiral Barrington 1791

Dennis Hunt enlisted into the NSW Corps in Mar 1791 in England; he arrived in NSW aboard the Admiral Barrington 1791

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in Mar 1801, with the rank of private. Dennis left Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson in Jan 1803 for Sydney.

Dennis Hunt died 24 Sep 1803 at Sydney General Hospital from dysentery. He was buried 25 Sept 1803 at Old Sydney burial ground as Denness Hunt, Solider.

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Dennis Hunt, NSW Corps, Admiral Barrington 1791', Australian History Research,, accessed [insert current date]

Ann Inett, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Ann Inett was born  1756 Grimley, Worcester, England. Trade: Dressmaker. Crime: Break, enter and steal 1 petticoat with force of arms. Tried: Worcester 11 Mar 1786. Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years transportation. Ann left behind in Worcestershire her two children (possible illegitimate) Thomas aged nine years and Constance, aged six years.

In the middle of February 1788, Lieutenant King of HMS Sirius, a master’s mate, and surgeon’s mate, with four other men from HMS Sirius, together with a few men and women convicts including Ann Inett, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established the settlement. Continue reading

John Whitehouse, NSW Corps, Marquis Cornwallis 1796

John Whitehouse enlisted into the NSW Corps in England and arrived in NSW aboard the Marquis Cornwallis 1796, with the rank of private. At some time he was sent to Norfolk Island returning to aboard HMS Reliance in Dec 1799.

He returned to Norfolk island with the NSW Corps aboard HMS Porpoise in Jan 1801, he travelled back to NSW aboard the Union, arriving in Sydney 4 Mar 1804. Continue reading