Tag Archives: Hunter 1800

Joseph Lewis, Marine, Alexander 1788

Joseph was born c1762 at Withington near Hereford in England. As a private of the Royal Marines 11th (Portsmouth) Company, he arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

He served with Captain Shea’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789, on board were 15 marines and no convicts. Continue reading

1805 VB NSW Corps Norfolk Island

Robert Hall, NSW Corps, Scarborough 1790

Robert was born Feb 1770 Bristol, Somerset England, he enlisted into the NSW Corps in July 1789 in England, arriving in NSW the aboard Scarborough in 1790 with the rank of private.

He was promoted to Corporal in c1800. He most likely travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Hunter in July 1800 with Joseph Foveaux NSW Corps Company. Robert held the rank of from as early as 1801 – 1804. He served on Norfolk Island for five years, returning to Sydney aboard the Union in March 1805. Continue reading

George Plyer, Private Royal Marines, Friendship 1788

George Plyer was born c1759 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. He arrived in NSW as a private of the Royal Marines 30th Company aboard the Friendship in 1788. As George Player he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789.

Spelling variations of surname includes aka Player, Plyar, Pleyer. Continue reading

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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