William SPEARS – SPEERS, born Somerset England, he arrived in NSW as a private with the NSW Corps aboard the Earl Cornwallis in 1801. In Sydney he had common law relationship with Sarah Robinson (convict Earl Cornwallis 1801), they had two children.
He was assigned to Norfolk Island arriving aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private in the NSW Corps, Sarah Robinson remained in Sydney. Also aboard HMS Buffalo was his future wife Mary Coleman/Howe, who gave birth to birth to a son Jame How in Mar 1804. Continue reading
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
How the Devonshire Street Cemetery Sydney is presented today as public history in our digital world presentation.
What technologies are being used by public historians and the general public to access collections and research materials and discover more information and resources on the old cemetery.
The 2,825 headstones that were moved to Bunnerong in 1901, of them only 746 survived when moved to the Botany Pioneer Park in 1976. Continue reading
List of the 29 first fleeters who were buried at Devonshire Street Cemetery and were re-interned to Botany in 1901. Those names in bold had a known headstone or tomb. Continue reading