William was born in York England. He enlisted into the 102nd regiment in August 1796 in Savoy England arriving in NSW aboard the Ganges in 1797
He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private in the NSW Corps. He left Norfolk Island for Sydney aboard the Investigator in Feb 1805. On 24 Apr 1810 he was transferred to the 73rd Regiment. William left NSW for duty in Ceylon aboard the Wyndham in Apr 1814.
Crime: burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Dresser , about the hour of eight at night, on the 7th of March , and burglariously stealing, nine silk handkerchiefs, value 40 s. his property. Tried: 14 Apr 1791, Old Bailey London, Death age 12 years. On 14 Sep 1791 his death sentence was commuted to life. 
“I was soon over taken by the justices. many time I was cot thifing, but I was so small that the Ladies and Gentlemen all pitteed me. And let me go from time to time. but at last I was cought in the fact. and cast for death at the age of twelve. it was for braking a winder and taking out two pices of hankshif. I remained in newgate for some time and from thence to the houlks at woollige whar I Beamained. tell the year ninety one. then I was put on Bord the royal hadmarl east indamen to go to portjacksen. my employment. during the voge was to see all the boys cleen to Muster every morning be for the captin. the ship arrived at hir Respictef port wih the loos of seven Sales out of four houndred and thifty wich captin Bond had on bord. Captain Band was noblest one of the most nobelist harts that ever Existed on Earth for he haved bouth a father and frind to all on bord during a passage of four Mounths and four days”.
Upon arriving at Port Jackson aboard the Royal Admiral in Oct 1792 “he was taken straight to Toongabbie and employed carrying water to a gang of tree-fellers. Next he was assigned to the botanist George Caley who was collecting insects for Banks, thence to the superintendent of convicts as a personal servant, and finally to Lieutenant Governor Grose as his body-servant. When Grose left Sydney for England Bruce received a free pardon. He then spent several uneventful years as a seaman on the Francis before to the Cumberland”. 
William CABLE, Private, Royal Marines 33rd (Plymouth) Company Scarborough, HMS Sirius 1788. He served with Captain-Lieutenant Tench’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison.
William arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking at Cascade on 13 March. Continue reading
Born 1760. Crime: Shoplifting, Steal 1 cotton gown. Tried: Old Bailey, 13 December 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17861213-106. Elizabeth was on rations in Sydney in 1788.
Elizabeth arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking at Cascade Norfolk Island on 14 March 1790. Elizabeth left Norfolk Island for Sydney, aboard the Kitty in March 1793. Continue reading
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