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John Williams, Convict Scarborough 1788

John Williams  was first on the Charlotte, he was then transferred to the Scarborough before the first fleet left England. He was tired Bodmin, Cornwall on 18 Aug 1783  for stealing 1 cotton gown and other goods.; receiving a sentence of death which was commuted to 7 years transportation.

John arrived on Norfolk Island in Mar 1788, aboard HM Supply. He drowned on 6 Aug 1788 whilst on way out to HM Supply on her return journey to Norfolk Island the boat he was in was swamped and he lost his life along with three others –  James CunninghamLaurence Tomlinson, and William Westbrook. Continue reading

John Stone, NSW Corps, Second Fleet 1790

John Stone was a private in the NSW Corps he was located in NSW before Mar 1791 when he deserted the corps, being recovered a month later. John married Dinah Miell/Miles (Convict, Pitt 1792) 9 Mar 1795 at St Johns Parramatta with the permission of Captain William Patterson.

Their son Robert Maell (Miles) was born May 1793 Parramatta region, baptised 1793 St Johns Parramatta. In 1795 he held a land grant at North Brush in Field of Mars district (Ryde). Continue reading

Mary Carter – McCarthy, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790

Mary Carter – McCarthy, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790 was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize in Aug 1790. On Norfolk Island she formed a relationship with First Fleeter Robert Nunn. He was born 1758. Crime: Steal 1 coat, silver, lace and two hat loops. Tried: Old Bailey, 7 July 1784. Sentence: 7 years transportation to America. Continue reading

norfolk island shipping records

Estramina April 1809 from Norfolk Island to Sydney

The Estramina left Sydney on 8 Mar 1809 for Norfolk island arriving on 22 Mar, the ship departed on 7 Apr for Sydney, arriving on 22 Apr with 12 men, 8 women and 13 children.

Hannah Barnes (wife of Richard Barnes of the 102nd Regiment) gave birth to their son Francis Barnes on the voyage to Sydney.

Sydney Gazette,  23 Apr 1809, p. 1:SHIP NEWS.Yesterday arrived His Majesty’s colonial vessel Estramina, 15 days from Norfolk Island. – Mr. Mitchell passenger.

Estramina passenger list Apr 1809 to Sydney, includes extracts from List of persons embarked on board the Estramina for Port Jackson 5 Apr 1809, SRNSW, 4/1168b, reel 763, p. 165.

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David Bayne death 1790

David Bayne, Able Seaman, HMS Sirius 1788

David was born Dysert, Fife Scotland. He joined HMS Sirius 28 Oct 1786 at Deptford, aged 27 years. He was promoted to Quarter Gunner 6 Feb 1789. Spelling variations of his name include Bear, Bain, Baird and Bean.

David was stranded on Norfolk Island in Mar 1790 after the shipwreck of HMS Sirius, being mustered on 20 Mar 1790 on Norfolk Island after the shipwreck. He drowned while helping to unload provisions and passengers from the Justinian and the Surprize, on 17 Aug 1790 at Cascade Bay. Continue reading