William SPEARS – SPEERS, born Somerset England, he arrived in NSW as a private with the NSW Corps aboard the Earl Cornwallis in 1801. In Sydney he had common law relationship with Sarah Robinson (convict Earl Cornwallis 1801), they had two children.
He was assigned to Norfolk Island arriving aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private in the NSW Corps, Sarah Robinson remained in Sydney. Also aboard HMS Buffalo was his future wife Mary Coleman/Howe, who gave birth to birth to a son Jame How in Mar 1804. Continue reading
He enlisted into the NSW Corps in 1800 Sydney. He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in January 1801, serving with the102nd Foot Regiment on Norfolk Island until his departure aboard the Lady Nelson in March 1810. Continue reading
William Lawson was born 1774 Finchley, Middlesex, England. Educated in London, William was trained as a surveyor, but in June 1799 he bought a commission in the New South Wales Corps for £300. As an ensign he arrived at Sydney in November 1800 in the Royal Admiral and was soon posted to the garrison at Norfolk Island.  Continue reading
Thomas enlisted into the NSW Corps in England in 1800, arriving in NSW aboard the Earl Cornwallis in 1801 with the rank of private. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1803.
He left Norfolk Island for Sydney aboard the Investigator in Feb 1805. Thomas Rayner drowned on 9 May 1805 Sydney.
The HMS Buffalo sailed from Port Jackson 21 Apr 1803 arriving Norfolk Island 9 May 1803 under the command of master Wm. Kent. Continue reading