Tag Archives: Britannia 1791

Edward Vallas, NSW Corps, Britannia 1791

Edward Vallas – Vallis – Vallace was born in Middlesex, he enlisted into the NSW Corps in  in 1790 in England. He arrived in NSW aboard the Britannia 1791.

He served on Norfolk Island, arriving aboard the Supply in Oct 1796, recorded in the 1792 – 1796 Victualing book as Edward Nallis. Edward returned to Sydney aboard HMS Reliance in Mar 1796. Continue reading

1802 muster

List of Free Settlers from England who been left by different Ships with no order from Government as in the 1802 Muster

List of Free Settlers from England who have been left by different Ships without any Order from Government with the Quantity of Ground Cropped, Stock &c.as appeared in the Muster in 1802. Names as in order as per list. Continue reading

John Roberts, NSW Corps, Britannia 1791

John was born 1770, Marlow Buckingham England, he enlisted into the NSW Corps in Jun 1789 England; arriving in NSW aboard the Britannia in 1791.

At some stage he went to Norfolk Island, returning aboard HMS Reliance arriving in Sydney Mar 1796. He formed a relationship with Sarah WISE, Convict, Indispensible, 1796. Their first child was born Mar 1797 in Sydney, Continue reading

Deaths and Burial 1798: Sydney, Parramatta and Norfolk Island

List of Deaths and Burial 1798: Sydney, Parramatta and Norfolk Island

Research and Indexed by Historian Cathy Dunn

All deaths in Sydney are burials at the Old Sydney Burial Ground unless noted. Burials at Parramatta are at St Johns Parramatta unless noted.

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Mary Reibey

Mary Haydock – Reibey

HAYDOCK, Mary
Convict. Crime: Horse Stealing. Tried: 24 Jul 1790, Stafford, 7 years
Mary married 1 Aug 1794 at St Phillips Sydney, Thomas REIBEY, Naval Officer, Britannia 1791.

Thomas Reibey in 1809 was recorded as Harbour Master and pilot of Sydney Cove. He died in 1811, buried at the Old Sydney Burial ground and later re interned to Devonshire Street Cemetery.

After Thomas’s death in 1811 Mary carried on his merchant and shipping business. Mary soon became recognized as a leader in business matters and a prominent land holder in Sydney Town and was held a respected place in society. She easily was able to hide her convict background as with her business dealings, Mary had became part of high society in Sydney. Continue reading