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Norfolk Island Deaths 1788 to 1814
There are over 260 deaths during the first settlement of Norfolk Island.
The first death on Norfolk Island was the drowning on 15 June 1788 of First Fleeter John Batchelor, a member of the Royal Marines 55th Portsmouth Company, who arrived in NSW, aboard the Sirus 1788. He was a member of the first landing party on Norfolk Island on 6 March 1788.
His body washed up a week later and he was buried near the flagstaff.This CDrom resource features complete details on each person and their family. Over six years of research is behind this comprehensive death and burial list. Published in March 2012 also includes some shipping records and photos of headstones.
Examples of listings:
VALE, John: Died 6 May 1812 Norfolk Island Hospital
Convict Royal Admiral 1800.
Tried: Southhampton, 5 March 1798. Sentence: Life.
John arrived on Norfolk Island pre 1802.
1802.: Male Convict. 1805 Muster: Male convict on stores. Occupation: Miller.
1812: Admitted to Norfolk Island Civil Hospital on 29 April 1812 with dysentery.
WRAY, Harriet: Died 3 December 1807
Convict Royal Admiral 1792, aged 17 years.
Crime: Highway Robbery. Tried: first Middlesex Jury, 28 March 1792. Sentence: 7 years transportation. Harriett was transfer to the Royal Admiral from Newgate.
Harriett was living on Norfolk Island by June 1801, as she was a witness to the marriage of William Hutchinson (Convict Hillsborough 1799) and Mary Cooper alias Chapman, (Convict Britannia 1798) on 26 June 1801 Norfolk Island, with her name recorded as Harriet Ray.
1802: Women convict departed Norfolk Island 2 April 1802, she returned to Norfolk on 24 July 1802 and she was re-victualed as a free woman, sentence expired. However in 1805 Muster, Harriet is listed as a Female convict on stores.Cost:
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