Category Archives: First Fleet Convicts

Robert Stephens, Marine, Friendship, 1788 and Elizabeth Hippesley Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Robert Stephens was born c1762 in Devon, he was a Private of the Royal Marines 30th (Portsmouth) Company, arrived in NSW aboard the Friendship 1788, he was assigned to Captain Shea’s Company Port Jackson Garrison and was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Elizabeth Hippesley, they were one of the many couples married by Reverend Richard Johnson, in Nov 1791 on Norfolk Island. Continue reading Robert Stephens, Marine, Friendship, 1788 and Elizabeth Hippesley Convict, Lady Penrhyn 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

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