Category Archives: First Fleet 1788

Ships Marines HM Supply Jan 1788

List of Ship’s marines of HM Supply arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as per order in HM Supply Musters, 1786 – 1791 AJCP,  ADM 36/10981, TNA (PRO) Reel  7006.

Hoddinott, John: Sergeant, Royal Marines 38th (Portsmouth) Company.

Simms, William:  Private, Royal Marines 8th Company, discharged 20 May 1789 to HQ Port Jackson. Patrick arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in Mar 1790 a Marine as part of the Garrison.

Gore, George: Private, Royal Marines 20th Company, discharged 20 May to HQ Port Jackson

Woodman, Jonathon: Private, Royal Marines, discharged Nov 1788 to HQ Port Jackson, He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the HM Supply in March 1790 as a Marine as part of the Garrison. Continue reading Ships Marines HM Supply Jan 1788

HMS Sirius Marines Jan 1788

List of marines of HMS Sirius arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as part of the detachment for NSW as in HMS Sirius Musters, 1786 – 1788, AJCP, Reel 6030, TNA (PRO), ADM 36/10978.

Collins, William (David): Captain of Marines, discharged 17 Feb 1788 to HQ Port Jackson

Petrie, Henry: Sergeant, discharged 17 Feb 1788 to HQ Port Jackson, he died after a long illness 22 Jun 1788. Buried with Military honours, he served with Captain John Shea’s Company.

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HMS Sirius Ships Marines Jan 1788

List of Ship’s marines of HMS Sirius arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as per order in HMS Sirius Musters, 1786 – 1788, AJCP, Reel 6030, TNA (PRO), ADM 36/10978.

Proctor, William: Sergeant, Royal Marines 11th Company. William was stranded on Norfolk Island in March 1790, as he was a member of HMS Sirius Marine accompaniment.

Gowen, John: Corporal, Royal Marines 47th Company, John was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove Oct 1788. Continue reading HMS Sirius Ships Marines Jan 1788

William Tunks – Tonks, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

William Tonks was a private in the Royal Marines 26th (Portsmouth) Company who arrived in NSW aboard HMS Sirius 1788 as part of the ships marines. He was discharged to HQ Port Jackson  5 June 1789.

William Tunks was still aboard HMS Sirius travelling to the Cape of Good Hope from Port Jackson to obtain provision and supplies leaving the colony on 2 Oct 1788. The ship left the Cape of Good Hope in Jan 1789, returning to Port Jackson on 9 May 1789.

As William Tonks, private his name is recorded on the Return of Marines who have desired to be received as Settlers on Norfolk Island and sailed from Sydney aboard the Atlantic on 26 Oct 1791. He received a 60 acre grant near Philipsburg. Continue reading William Tunks – Tonks, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788

Philip Gidley King was born 23 Apr 1758 Launceston, Cornwall, England, son of Phillip KING and his wife Utricia nee GIDLEY. He arrived in NSW as 2nd Lieutenant aboard HMS Sirius 1788.

In the middle of Feb 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, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established a settlement. Each year on 6 Mar, Norfolk Island celebrates Foundation Day, which is a Norfolk Island public holiday, the day in 1788 when Lt Philip Gidley King landed on Norfolk Island to establish the first European settlement on Norfolk Island.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Ann INETT, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788. Ann also arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply on 6 Mar 1788. Continue reading Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788