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John Chesterton, NSW Corps, Neptune 1790

John was born 1766 St Martin’s Parish, Northampton, England. He enlisted into the NSW Corps at Chatham in Jul 1789, arriving in NSW aboard the Neptune in 1790.

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Kitty in Feb 1793. On 10 Jun 1793, Convict Charles Cooper received 100 lashes “for wantonly (sic) striking a man in the pubic street, this been John Chesterton NSW Corps.[1]

John returned to NSW aboard HM Supply in Nov 1795. On which he was then stationed at Parramatta until 1803 when he travelled once again to Norfolk Island. Continue reading

1805 NSW Corps Norfolk Island

Charles Knowland – Nowland, Convict, Surprize 1790

Charles was born St Martins London. As Charles Knowland, he was tried for for stealing, on the 20th day of July last, a cloth coat, value 10 s. a hat, value 10 s. a waistcoat, value 4 s. a pair of shoes, value 1 s. a pair of plated buckles, value 2 s. the property of Rice Evers at Old Bailey on 12 Sep 1787 and received a sentence of seven years transportation.[1]

As Charles Knowland, he arrived in NSW aboard the Surprize in 1790. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Mary Ann in August 1791. As the convict Charles Nowland he received rations until 1795. He enlisted into the NSW Corps on Norfolk Island  on 8 Dec 1801 with the rank of private. Continue reading

Norfolk island bdm

Ships to and from Norfolk Island 1788 to 1814

1788
HM Supply
: 28 Feb 1788  
        1st Landing Party 6 Mar 1788
HM Supply: 28 Jul 1788           Carried stores only
Golden Grove: 13 Oct 1788     Marines, male and female convicts Continue reading