Category Archives: First Fleet Convicts

Elizabeth Lock, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Elizabeth Lock was born 1763. She was tried with the crime of two counts of break, enter and steal at Gloucester on 26 Mar 1783. Elizabeth was sentence to death but was commuted to 7 years transportation.  She arrived in NSW aboard the Lady Penrhyn 1788 Elizabeth was on rations in Sydney in 1788.

Elizabeth married Richard Morgan, 30 Mar 1788, St Phillips Sydney. Richard MORGAN, Convict, Alexander 1788. Crime: Assault and rob. Tried: Gloucester, 23 Mar 1785. Sentence: 7 years transportation.  Richard arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in Jan 1790. Continue reading Elizabeth Lock, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Ann Inett, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Ann Inett was born  1756 Grimley, Worcester, England. Trade: Dressmaker. Crime: Break, enter and steal 1 petticoat with force of arms. Tried: Worcester 11 Mar 1786. Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years transportation. Ann left behind in Worcestershire her two children (possible illegitimate) Thomas aged nine years and Constance, aged six years.

In the middle of February 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 including Ann Inett, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established the settlement. Continue reading Ann Inett, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

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 Williams, Convict Scarborough 1788