1805 NSW Corps Norfolk Island

Edward Munday, Free child, Alexander 1788

Edward Munday, born 1783 Stonehouse Plymouth Devon England, he arrived in NSW with his parents aboard the Alexander 1788.

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Atlantic in Oct 1791 with his parents John and Ann Munday, his sister and brother Elizabeth and John.

As Edward Monday he joined the NSW Corps on Norfolk Island on 25 Jan 1802 at the age of 25 years old with the rank of private.

Edward departed Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in Oct 1805, also on board was his sister Elizabeth and NSW Corps private and their children, Edward was appointed to Parramatta. He transferred to the 73rd Regiment in Apr 1810.

Edward left the colony aboard the Wyndham in Apr 1814 or the General Hewitt in Mar 1814 as part of the 73rd Regiment for duty in Ceylon. Back in England Edward Munday was discharged in 1822, aged 37 years, after service in the 73rd Foot Regiment and 102nd Foot Regiment. [1]

After being discharged he travelled to VDL c1822 – 1826, and settled at Clarence Plains. He died 4 May 1832 Clarence Plains, buried Rokeby Tasmania.

[1] TNA, WO 97/853/141

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Edward Munday, Free child, Alexander 1788', Australian History Research, http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/edward-munday-free-child-alexander-1788/, accessed [insert current date]


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