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George Plyer, Private Royal Marines, Friendship 1788

George Plyer was born c1759 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. He arrived in NSW as a private of the Royal Marines 30th Company aboard the Friendship in 1788. As George Player he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789.

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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. Continue reading

Luke Normington/ Normanton/ Norminton, Convict, William and Ann 1791

Luke Normington was tried on 23 March 1790 at York, receiving a sentence of 7 years transportation, arriving in NSW aboard the William and Ann in 1791.

In February 1794 Judge Advocate David Collins in Sydney wrote that Luke Normington, was guilty of procession of stolen goods and received a severe corporal punishment by order of the lieutenant-governor, [1]

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