Edward Garth was born 1863 London; he was tried at Old Bailey on 8 Dec 1784 for stealing two cows valued at £17. He received a death sentence for this crime; this was altered to seven years transportation to Africa on 23 Feb 1785. Edward was eventually transported to NSW aboard the Scarborough arriving in 1788.
Charles soon found himself on Norfolk Island travelling as a member of the first landing party to establish a settlement on the Island, arriving aboard HM Supply in Mar 1788. Also aboard HM Supply to Norfolk Island was a convict named Susannah Gough whom Edward formed a relationship with (possibly married in 1794).
Susannah Gough was born St Gile’s Parish 1763 in London; she was sentenced as Susannah Garth to seven years transportation to America for stealing money, tried at Old Bailey on 10 Sept 1783. She arrived in NSW aboard the Charlotte 1788 after been transferred form the Friendship in Aug 1787 at Rio De Janeiro.
On 6 Jul 1789 recorded with the surname of Gaff, Edward received 100 lashes for stealing 3 Quarts of Wheat out of ye bag of Wheat which he was carrying to Arthurs Vale to be sowed there. 
Edward and May’s first child Mary Ann was born in Oct 1789 on Norfolk Island. Edward was appointed as a member of the Night Watch at Grenville Vale. As a convict settler on 8 Dec 1791 he took custody of 12 acres land grant of lot 29 at Grenville Vale, Sydney Township. Today located to the north of KAVHA. In July 1796 Edward was appointed overseer of the Island’s Sawyers and by 1804 he was in the position of acting Gaoler.
After raising a large family on the Island, Edward, Susannah and their children (except for Mary Ann) departed Norfolk Island for VDL aboard HMS Porpoise in Dec 1807. Mary Ann also went to VDL but on the City of Edinburgh in Sept 1808. Edward died 13 Dec 1823 at Sandy Bay VDL, buried at St David Hobart. Susannah died 24 Jun 1841 Hobart VDL.
 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17841208-30; s17841208-1 and o17850223-3.
 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17830910-59.
 King, Philip Gidley King, Journal of Phillip Gidley King: Lieutenant, R.N. 1787-1790; John Hunter, An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, 1789 – 1792.
 Philip Gidley King’s Journal, AJCP PRO Reel 5, CO/201/10, p. 56.
Image: Monument for First Landing Party site March 1788, Kingston Norfolk Island