Tag Archives: Friendship 1788

Marines, Friendship 1788

Browning, William, Private, Royal Marines 51st (Plymouth) Company, assigned to Captain Shea’s Company Port Jackson Garrison, sent to Norfolk Island arriving aboard HM Supply in Mar 1790.

Carver, John: Private, Royal Marines 24th (Plymouth) Company, assigned to Captain-Lieutenant Tench’s Company Port Jackson Garrison.

Chipp, Thomas: Private, Royal Marines 42nd (Plymouth) Company, assigned to Captain-Lieutenant Tench’s Company Port Jackson Garrison. Continue reading Marines, Friendship 1788

Samuel Marsden, NSW Corps, Surprize 1790

Samuel Marsden was born 1769 England. He arrived in NSW aboard the Surprize 1790. He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Supply in Apr 1791, returning to Sydney and was again travelling to Norfolk island aboard the Kitty in Feb 1793.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Rachael Early (Convict Friendship 1788). Rachael Early had married John Price, Convict Alexander 1788, on 1 June 1788 St Phillips Sydney. There were no children from the union. They were both sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove in Oct 1788, and were living at Queensborough on Norfolk Island.

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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 (Plymouth) Company aboard the Friendship in 1788. he was assigned to assigned to Captain Shea’s Company Port Jackson Garrison.

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 George Plyer, Private Royal Marines, Friendship 1788

John Arndell, free, Marquis of Cornwallis 1796

John Arndell was born in London to Dr. Thomas Arndell and his first wife Susanna on 11 December 1781 London. he was baptized 5 Apr 1772 Saint Stephan Coleman Street London.

His father Thomas Arndell arrived in NSW with the First Fleet as assistant surgeon aboard the Friendship in 1788. Continue reading John Arndell, free, Marquis of Cornwallis 1796

Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790

Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790 continues our series of publications covering the 1st Settlement of Norfolk Island 1788 – 1814, being a collation and biography on all the people and children who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in both December 1789 and January 1790.

This ebook includes the story of their life on Norfolk Island and the next generation. The research includes consulting journals, shipping records, victualling books, musters, colonial crime, land records and a large range of other primary records and contemporary writings related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania. Continue reading Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790

First Fleeters buried at Old Sydney Burial Ground

The Old Sydney Burial Ground was originally a garden belonging to Captain Shea of the marines, now occupied by the Sydney Town Hall was used for burials from September 1792 to the end Jan 1820.  Below is a list of the First Fleeters buried at the Old Sydney Burial Ground with women recorded by their burial name. Continue reading First Fleeters buried at Old Sydney Burial Ground