George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.
George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),
William was born c1760 in Warwickshire England. He was sentence to death for assaulting John Drain on the King’s Highway, on the 21st of Decr last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and feloniously taking from his person and against his will, two linen handkerchiefs, value 6 d. two linen shirts, value 4 s. two pair of thread stockings value 12 d. two linen stock, value 12 d. one pillow bier, value 6 d and one striped linen waistcoat, value 6 d. the property of James Haywood. Continue reading
Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790 continues our series of publications covering the 1st Settlement of Norfolk Island 1788 – 1814, being a collation and biography on all the people and children who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in both December 1789 and January 1790.
This ebook includes the story of their life on Norfolk Island and the next generation. The research includes consulting journals, shipping records, victualling books, musters, colonial crime, land records and a large range of other primary records and contemporary writings related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania. Continue reading
George Egglestone was born 1763 Newenden, Kent England. Trade: Barber. Crime: Break, enter and steal with stealing a wooden tile and 9 shillings. Tried: Maidstone, 13 Mar 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. Continue reading
The Old Sydney Burial Ground was originally a garden belonging to Captain Shea of the marines, now occupied by the Sydney Town Hall was used for burials from September 1792 to the end Jan 1820. Below is a list of the First Fleeters buried at the Old Sydney Burial Ground with women recorded by their burial name. Continue reading