Category Archives: Convicts who joined the NSW Corps

James Townson – Townsend, Convict, Scarborough 1790

James received the sentence of transportation for life, in July 1789 at Winchester, Hampshire, he arrived in NSW aboard the Scarborough in 1790.

As James Townsend he married Ann Haynes (Convict Pitt 1792), 13 May 1792 at St Johns Parramatta. He enlisted into the NSW Corps in July 1798 in Sydney; he arrived on Norfolk Island possible sometime in 1801. In 1804 on Norfolk island he held the rank of Drummer. 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 and assigned to receive stores on 9 Jan 1802. Continue reading

Jonathan Price, Convict, Atlantic 1791

He enlisted into the NSW Corps in 1800 Sydney. He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in January 1801, serving with the102nd Foot Regiment on Norfolk Island until his departure aboard the Lady Nelson in March 1810. Continue reading

John Foreman, Convict, Albemarle 1791

John Foreman born c1764 Greenwich Kent. On 14 July 1790 at Old Bailey was indicted for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Dawes, about the hour of two in the night, on the 4th of June last, and burglariously stealing therein an iron roasting jack, value 12 d. twenty pounds weight of old iron, value 1 s. one brass pottage pot, value 12 d. and one padlock, value 6 d. and one staple, value 1 d. his property. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation.[1] He arrived in NSW aboard the Albemarle in 1791. Continue reading

George Whittaker, Convict, Alexander 1788

George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),

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