Michael Cox was born 1775 Cork Ireland. He was a member of the Irish Rebel. Tried: 1798 Cork , age 24 years. Sentence: Life transportation arriving in NSW aboard the Minerva 1800. He arrived on Norfolk Island pre January 1802.
He died on 26 Sept 1804 on Norfolk Island. There is no burial listed for Michael Cox in in the Rev Fulton burial records. Continue reading
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
When collating the Old Sydney Burial Ground burial inventory one found a partial transcription of a headstone for Catherin West in Epitaphs in the Church Yard at Sydney New South Wales in Arnold, Joseph. Letters etc 1810 and Journal 1815, Mitchell Library CY Reel 339. CYA:1849-2. Continue reading
NSW Corps private, John Lawler arrived in NSW aboard the Minerva in 1800. He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in Jan 1801. He left Norfolk Island in 1803 and was discharged. Continue reading
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 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 He returned to England aboard the Hindostan in May 1810, when the NSW Corps was withdrawn.