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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

Dennis Hunt, NSW Corps, Admiral Barrington 1791

Dennis Hunt enlisted into the NSW Corps in Mar 1791 in England; he arrived in NSW aboard the Admiral Barrington 1791

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in Mar 1801, with the rank of private. Dennis left Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson in Jan 1803 for Sydney.

Dennis Hunt died 24 Sep 1803 at Sydney General Hospital from dysentery. He was buried 25 Sept 1803 at Old Sydney burial ground as Denness Hunt, Solider.

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Dennis Hunt, NSW Corps, Admiral Barrington 1791', Australian History Research, http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/dennis-hunt-nsw-corps-admiral-barrington-1791/, accessed [insert current date]

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

John and Mary Brabyn, Marquis Cornwallis 1796

John Brabyn, Ensign of the New South Wales Corps, arrived in NSW aboard the Marquis Cornwallis 1796 with his wife and two children. They arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Supply in Apr 1796. In Oct 1796 John Brabyn took on a land lease of 19 acres on Norfolk Island.[1] This been lot 109 today located between Harpers Road and Cascade Road north of New Cascade Road. Continue reading

John Stone, NSW Corps, Second Fleet 1790

John Stone was a private in the NSW Corps he was located in NSW before Mar 1791 when he deserted the corps, being recovered a month later. John married Dinah Miell/Miles (Convict, Pitt 1792) 9 Mar 1795 at St Johns Parramatta with the permission of Captain William Patterson.

Their son Robert Maell (Miles) was born May 1793 Parramatta region, baptised 1793 St Johns Parramatta. In 1795 he held a land grant at North Brush in Field of Mars district (Ryde). Continue reading