Category Archives: Old Sydney Burial Ground

Mary Carter – McCarthy, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790

Mary Carter – McCarthy, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790 was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize in Aug 1790. On Norfolk Island she formed a relationship with First Fleeter Robert Nunn. He was born 1758. Crime: Steal 1 coat, silver, lace and two hat loops. Tried: Old Bailey, 7 July 1784. Sentence: 7 years transportation to America. Continue reading

Samuel Marsden, NSW Corps, Surprize 1790

Samuel Marsden was born 1769 England. He arrived in NSW aboard the Surprize 1790. He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Supply in Apr 1791, returning to Sydney and was again travelling to Norfolk island aboard the Kitty in Feb 1793.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Rachael Early (Convict Friendship 1788). Rachael Early had married John Price, Convict Alexander 1788, on 1 June 1788 St Phillips Sydney. There were no children from the union. They were both sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove in Oct 1788, and were living at Queensborough on Norfolk Island.

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James Townson – Townsend, Convict, Scarborough 1790

James received the sentence of transportation for life, in July 1789 at Winchester, Hampshire, he arrived in NSW aboard the Scarborough in 1790.

As James Townsend he married Ann Haynes (Convict Pitt 1792), 13 May 1792 at St Johns Parramatta. He enlisted into the NSW Corps in July 1798 in Sydney; he arrived on Norfolk Island possible sometime in 1801. In 1804 on Norfolk island he held the rank of Drummer. Continue reading

George Whitfield, NSW Corps, 1790

George enlisted into the NSW Corps in Nov 1789 in England. George and his wife Sarah possible arrived on the Neptune 1790. George Whitfield and his wife Sarah did however arrived in NSW pre early 1794, as their first child Elizabeth was born 13 Apr 1794 Sydney, she died Apr 1796, buried 25 Apr at Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Mr James Williamson, Commissary, purchased George Whitfield’s land grant of 25 acres with 10 acres cultivated at Hunters Hills on 19 Nov 1794. Continue reading

Oldest known headstones in Australia

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