Category Archives: First Fleet

Oldest known headstones in Australia

# Surviving ^ Documented

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Oldest known headstones in Australia', Australian History Research, http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/oldest-known-headstones-in-australia/, accessed [insert current date]

William Cable, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

William CABLE, Private, Royal Marines 33rd (Plymouth) Company Scarborough, HMS Sirius 1788.  He served with Captain-Lieutenant Tench’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison.

William arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking at Cascade on 13 March. Continue reading

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Born 1760. Crime: Shoplifting, Steal 1 cotton gown. Tried: Old Bailey, 13 December 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17861213-106. Elizabeth was on rations in Sydney in 1788.

Elizabeth arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790,  disembarking at Cascade Norfolk Island on 14 March 1790. Elizabeth left Norfolk Island for Sydney, aboard the Kitty in March 1793. Continue reading

Female convicts and children of the First Fleet

The victualling book 1788 [T1/668], PRO Reel 3551 and COD 88 does gives an exact list of who arrived here in 1788, births and deaths up to Nov 1788 who were on rations/stores.  Copies are held at the National Library Canberra, Mitchell Library Sydney and State Records NSW.  Names listed in the victualling book 1788 are not in alphabetical order, indexed by Cathy Dunn of Australian History Research with spelling as found.

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Henry Wright, Royal Marines, Prince of Wales 1788

Henry Wright, Private, Royal Marines 51st (Plymouth) Company, Prince of Wales 1788.

Also aboard was his wife Mrs Ann Wright and their new born daughter Mary Ann. Henry and Ann were married 20 Oct 1786 Portsea, Hampshire, England. Their daughter Mary Ann Wright was baptised 19 Aug 1787 on board the Prince of Wales at Rio de Janerio, the baptism appears in St Phillips registrar as Charlicut Wright. Continue reading