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William Broughton, Servant to John White, Charlotte 1788

William Broughton, born 1768, came free to NSW as  servant to John White, aboard the Charlotte 1788.

On 20 Feb 1789 he was appointed store keeper at Parramatta. William remained at this post until the 12 Dec 1800, when he was appointed Storekeeper acting deputy commissary at Norfolk Island, with a promise that if he chooses to return to this place, in case of Deputy Commissary Clarke’s return to Norfolk Island, he will resume his former situation at Parramatta. Continue reading

John Whitehouse, NSW Corps, Marquis Cornwallis 1796

John Whitehouse enlisted into the NSW Corps in England and arrived in NSW aboard the Marquis Cornwallis 1796, with the rank of private. At some time he was sent to Norfolk Island returning to aboard HMS Reliance in Dec 1799.

He returned to Norfolk island with the NSW Corps aboard HMS Porpoise in Jan 1801, he travelled back to NSW aboard the Union, arriving in Sydney 4 Mar 1804. Continue reading

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.

Spelling variations of surname includes aka Player, Plyar, Pleyer. Continue reading

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