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Norfolk island bdm

Ships to and from Norfolk Island 1788 to 1814

1788
HM Supply
: 28 Feb 1788  
        1st Landing Party 6 Mar 1788
HM Supply: 28 Jul 1788           Carried stores only
Golden Grove: 13 Oct 1788     Marines, male and female convicts Continue reading

James Mansell, NSW Corps, Barwell 1796

James was born in 1779 at Walford South Herefordshire England. He enlisted into the NSW Corps in November 1796 in England, and arrived in NSW aboard the Barwell in 1798,

He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Reliance in Nov 1799, returning to NSW aboard HMS Porpoise in March 1801. By Jul 1804 James was back on Norfolk Island. He returned to Port Jackson aboard the Union in 1805 and assigned to Parramatta. James was transferred to the 73rd Regiment in Mar – Apr 1810. Continue reading

William Bell, Convict, Scarborough 1788

William was born c1760 in Warwickshire England. He was sentence to death for assaulting John Drain on the King’s Highway, on the 21st of Decr last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and feloniously taking from his person and against his will, two linen handkerchiefs, value 6 d. two linen shirts, value 4 s. two pair of thread stockings value 12 d. two linen stock, value 12 d. one pillow bier, value 6 d and one striped linen waistcoat, value 6 d. the property of James Haywood. Continue reading

George Holligan, Convict, Albemarle 1791

George Holloghan, was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Clerkenwell, Middlesex on 14 December 1787, arriving in NSW aboard the Albemarle  in 1791. George arrived at Norfolk Island from wreck of ship Endeavour in January 1796 aboard either the Fancy or Providence.  At some time he returned to NSW and enlisted into the  NSW Corps. Continue reading