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HMS Sirius Ships Marines Jan 1788

List of Ship’s marines of HMS Sirius arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as per order in HMS Sirius Musters, 1786 – 1788, AJCP, Reel 6030, TNA (PRO), ADM 36/10978.

Proctor, William: Sergeant, Royal Marines 11th Company. William was stranded on Norfolk Island in March 1790, as he was a member of HMS Sirius Marine accompaniment.

Gowen, John: Corporal, Royal Marines 47th Company, John was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove Oct 1788. Continue reading HMS Sirius Ships Marines Jan 1788

William Tunks – Tonks, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

William Tonks was a private in the Royal Marines 26th (Portsmouth) Company who arrived in NSW aboard HMS Sirius 1788 as part of the ships marines. He was discharged to HQ Port Jackson  5 June 1789.

As William Tonks, private his name is recorded on the Return of Marines who have desired to be received as Settlers on Norfolk Island and sailed from Sydney aboard the Atlantic on 26 Oct 1791. He received a 60 acre grant near Philipsburg. Continue reading William Tunks – Tonks, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788

Philip Gidley King was born 23 Apr 1758 Launceston, Cornwall, England, son of Phillip KING and his wife Utricia nee GIDLEY. He arrived in NSW as 2nd Lieutenant aboard HMS Sirius 1788.

In the middle of Feb 1788, Lieutenant King of HMS Sirius, a master’s mate, and surgeon’s mate, with four other men from HMS Sirius, together with a few men and women convicts, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established a settlement. Each year on 6 Mar, Norfolk Island celebrates Foundation Day, which is a Norfolk Island public holiday, the day in 1788 when Lt Philip Gidley King landed on Norfolk Island to establish the first European settlement on Norfolk Island.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Ann INETT, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788. Ann also arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply on 6 Mar 1788. Continue reading Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788

Elizabeth Lock, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

Elizabeth Lock was born 1763. She was tried with the crime of two counts of break, enter and steal at Gloucester on 26 Mar 1783. Elizabeth was sentence to death but was commuted to 7 years transportation.  She arrived in NSW aboard the Lady Penrhyn 1788 Elizabeth was on rations in Sydney in 1788.

Elizabeth married Richard Morgan, 30 Mar 1788, St Phillips Sydney. Richard MORGAN, Convict, Alexander 1788. Crime: Assault and rob. Tried: Gloucester, 23 Mar 1785. Sentence: 7 years transportation.  Richard arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in Jan 1790. Continue reading Elizabeth Lock, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788

David Bayne, Able Seaman, HMS Sirius 1788

David was born Dysert, Fife Scotland. He joined HMS Sirius 28 Oct 1786 at Deptford, aged 27 years. He was promoted to Quarter Gunner 6 Feb 1789. Spelling variations of his name include Bear, Bain, Baird and Bean.

David was stranded on Norfolk Island in Mar 1790 after the shipwreck of HMS Sirius, being mustered on 20 Mar 1790 on Norfolk Island after the shipwreck. He drowned while helping to unload provisions and passengers from the Justinian and the Surprize, on 17 Aug 1790 at Cascade Bay. Continue reading David Bayne, Able Seaman, HMS Sirius 1788

William Cable, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788

William CABLE, Private, Royal Marines 33rd (Plymouth) Company , HMS Sirius 1788.  He served with Captain-Lieutenant Tench’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison.

William arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking at Cascade on 13 March. Continue reading William Cable, Private, Royal Marines, HMS Sirius 1788