George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.
George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),
George Egglestone was born 1763 Newenden, Kent England. Trade: Barber. Crime: Break, enter and steal with stealing a wooden tile and 9 shillings. Tried: Maidstone, 13 Mar 1786. Sentence: 7 years transportation. 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
Richard Podmore was a shoemaker by trade, he enlisted into NSW Corps in England with the rank of private in March 1791. He arrived in NSW aboard the Pitt in 1792. Richard arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in Oct 1794, leaving aboard the Supply on 6 Nov 1795. Continue reading
John HOWELL, Private – Royal Marines 15th (Plymouth) Company, Charlotte 1788.
He served with Captain-Lieutenant Meredith’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison.
John arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking from HMS Sirius after she was wrecked on 19 March. Continue reading