John Trainer – Traynor, NSW Corps, Ganges 1797

John Traynor was born in 1769 Castle Durragh Ireland, after he enlisted in the 102nd Regiment in 1796 in England, he arrived in NSW aboard the Ganges 1797.

He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Reliance in Nov 1799. Also on board was Sarah CARTER, Convict, Britannia 1798, and they formed a relationship on Norfolk Island. John Traynor and a very pregnant Mary Carter returned to Sydney aboard HMS Porpoise from Norfolk Island in Feb 1801. Their son John Trainer was born in Mar 1801 at Parramatta.

They travelled to Norfolk island once again aboard the Lady Nelson in Jan 1803

1804 – 1809 John Trainor: Member of the NSW Corps.
1805: John Traynor: Drummer NSW Corps.
1805 Muster John Trainor: Private NSW Corps
1805 – 1807: Sarah Carter: Woman from Sentence expired.
1807 John Trainer: Private NSW Corps.
John Trainor left Norfolk Island, aboard the City of Edinburgh in Sept 1808.

Sarah and her three children to John Traynor remained on Norfolk Island, Sarah then formed a relationship with another member of the NSW Corps, Private Thomas Bolton.

In Mar 1810 John was transferred to the the 73rd regiment and served in the Hunter region until he left NSW for duty in Ceylon aboard the General Brown in Dec 1814.

See Thomas Bolton on more information on Sarah Carter

Extract from Norfolk Island Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1801 – 1806

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'John Trainer – Traynor, NSW Corps, Ganges 1797', Australian History Research,, accessed [insert current date]


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