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
William CABLE, Private, Royal Marines 33rd (Plymouth) Company Scarborough, 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
HMS Sirius brought no convicts to the colony in 1788 but did transport on the voyage to Norfolk Island in March 1790
- 96 convict men
- 65 convict women
- 24 children of convict women
- 39 members of a detachment of the Port Jackson Garrison, including four marine’s wives, one marine child and three civil appointments.
- 100 crew members
19 March 1790 12noon HMS Sirius shipwrecked on #norfolkisland, there were no convicts aboard, the crew were able get one boat alongside, and send safely ashore Captain Cook’s timepiece and two marines wives, pregnant Maria Nash and Margaret Gilbourne. Captain Hunter then ordered the mast to be cut away by cutting the lanyards and rigging. Continue reading
Norfolk King was born 8 Jan 1789 on Norfolk Island. He was the first child born on Norfolk Island. His parents were Lieutenant Phillip Gidley King, HMS Sirius 1788 and Ann Inett, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788.
Not all the assigned crew members and ship’s marines were aboard HMS Sirius for the March 1790 voyage to Norfolk Island, they are noted in HMS Sirius muster by not being mustered on 20 March 1790 on Norfolk Island after the day after the shipwreck, but being mustered in April 1790 at Port Jackson. Continue reading
Officers and Men belonging to HM late ship Sirius who were stranded on Norfolk Island and travelled from Norfolk Island to Port Jackson in February 1791.
List of passenger from HM Tender Supply travelling from Norfolk Island to Port Jackson in February 1791 included crew members of the late HMS Sirius in order as recorded on shipping muster (TNA – Accounting Departments Ships’ Musters; Series I ADM 36/10981 Reel 7006) . Continue reading