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William Spears, NSW Corps, Earl Cornwallis 1801

William SPEARS – SPEERS, born Somerset England, he arrived in NSW as a private with the NSW Corps aboard the Earl Cornwallis in 1801. In Sydney he had common law relationship with Sarah Robinson (convict Earl Cornwallis 1801), they had two children.

He was assigned to Norfolk Island arriving aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private in the NSW Corps, Sarah Robinson remained in Sydney. Also aboard HMS Buffalo was his future wife Mary How/e, who had been with William Coleman of the NSW Corps. Both William Spears and Mary How/e arrived in NSW aboard the Minerva in 1800.  She gave birth to birth to a son James How in Mar 1804, with William Spears recorded at the father. Continue reading

Deaths 1808 NSW and Norfolk Island Surnames A – K

All burials at Sydney are at the Old Sydney Burial Ground.  Parramatta burials are at death reg. St Johns Parramatta unless noted. Dates are for burials unless noted.

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William Coleman, NSW Corps, Minerva 1800

William Coleman arrived in NSW aboard Minerva in 1800. He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 as a private of the 102nd Regiment. Also aboard HMS Buffalo was his common law wife Mary Howe (Free, Minerva 1800) and her future husband William Spears. Its seems that Mary How upon arrival on Norfolk Island was with William Spears.

William returned to NSW aboard the Union in Mar 1805 and was then stationed at Parramatta. He returned to England aboard the Hindostan in May 1810, when the NSW Corps was withdrawn.

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'William Coleman, NSW Corps, Minerva 1800', Australian History Research, http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/william-coleman-nsw-corps-minerva-1800/, accessed [insert current date]