Category Archives: First Fleet Marines

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

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

Joseph Lewis, Marine, Alexander 1788

Joseph was born c1762 at Withington near Hereford in England. As a private of the Royal Marines 11th (Portsmouth) Company, he arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

He served with Captain Shea’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789, on board were 15 marines and no convicts. Continue reading Joseph Lewis, Marine, Alexander 1788