George Plyer was born c1759 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. He arrived in NSW as a private of the Marines 30th (Plymouth) Company aboard the Friendship in 1788. he was assigned to assigned to Captain Shea’s Company Port Jackson Garrison.
As George Player he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789.
Spelling variations of surname includes aka Player, Plyar, Pleyer.
On 25 Mar 1791, George Plyer was charged with contempt of orders, Ralph Clark wrote: “a Court Martial 24 Sat to day for the Trial of Geo. Plyer for contempt and disobedience of orders to Capt. Johnstone of which Court I was a Member he was sentenced to Receive 150 Lashes walked out to Charlotte Field. 25: Friday 25 the Sentence of the Court Martial held yesterday was carried into Execution and he received the whole of his Sentence”. 
In Jan 1792 he left the marine detachment, and became a settle on Norfolk Island. On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Ann Meredith, Convict Neptune 1790, who had arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize in Aug 1790. There was one daughter from this relationship. Ann Meredith eventually formed a relationship by 1795 with James BELBIN, convict Salamander 1791 on Norfolk Island. She died in childbirth May 1805 on Norfolk Island.
George Plyar (sic) enlisted into the 102nd Regiment in Sydney in May 1800, returning to to Norfolk Island aboard the Hunter in July 1800 with Joseph Foveaux NSW Corps Company with the rank of private
George Whitaker a private of the NSW Corps purchased on 4 Sept 1802, a 30 acres piece of land at Norfolk Island from George Plyer, this been a part of George Plyer’s original 60 acre land grant of Mar 1791 of Lot 41, which today is located north of Cascade.
George was discharged from the NSW Corps on Norfolk Island in Feb 1807, he remained on Norfolk until his departure on the City of Edinburgh in Sept 1808 for VDL.
In 1834 George Plyer stated that he was 85 years of age and that he had come to New South Wales, as a marine, with the original settlement of the Colony by Governor Philip.  George Plyer, died 1 Sept 1839 Hobart, age 96 years.
George Plyer and Ann Meredith’s daughter Mary Ann Meredith was born Feb 1793 Norfolk Island. Mary left Norfolk Island aboard Lady Nelson for Port Jackson, with Private 102nd Regiment Thomas Ashbury.
 Clark, Ralph. The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark 1787-1792.
 SRNSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1828, Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.69.
 Colonial Times (Hobart), 29 July 1843, p. 7.
- Marines Friendship Jan 1788
- Captain Shea’s Company: Port Jackson Marines 1788
- HM Supply to Norfolk Island June 1789
- NSW Corps 1802 Norfolk Island
- NSW Corps 1804 Norfolk Island