Richard Barnes who held the rank of Corporal in the NSW Corps arrived in NSW 22 Nov 1800 in the colony on the Royal Admiral‘s 2nd voyage to Australia. The 1801 muster features Corporal Richard Barnes and his wife Hannah Barnes of Sydney, free, arrived Royal Admiral. This entry may have led to the confusion by some researchers that they arrived on the Royal Admiral in 1792, as there is no notion was entered stating which year (1792 or 1800) or the voyage I or II. Continue reading
William Lawson was born 1774 Finchley, Middlesex, England. Educated in London, William was trained as a surveyor, but in June 1799 he bought a commission in the New South Wales Corps for £300. As an ensign he arrived at Sydney in November 1800 in the Royal Admiral and was soon posted to the garrison at Norfolk Island.  Continue reading
John Rose arrived in NSW as a member of the NSW Corps with the rank of Private aboard the Royal Admiral in 1800. He deserted the NSW Corps in March 1802, but was later found, returning to service with the NSW Corps. 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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There are over 260 deaths during the first settlement of Norfolk Island.
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The first death on Norfolk Island was the drowning on 15 June 1788 of First Fleeter John Batchelor, a member of the Royal Marines 55th Portsmouth Company, who arrived in NSW, aboard the Sirus 1788. He was a member of the first landing party on Norfolk Island on 6 March 1788. His body washed up a week later and he was buried near the flagstaff.
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Examples of listings:
VALE, John: Died 6 May 1812 Norfolk Island Hospital
Convict Royal Admiral 1800.
Tried: Southhampton, 5 March 1798. Sentence: Life.
John arrived on Norfolk Island pre 1802.
1802.: Male Convict. 1805 Muster: Male convict on stores. Occupation: Miller.
1812: Admitted to Norfolk Island Civil Hospital on 29 April 1812 with dysentery.
WRAY, Harriet: Died 3 December 1807
Convict Royal Admiral 1792, aged 17 years.
Crime: Highway Robbery. Tried: first Middlesex Jury, 28 March 1792.
Sentence: 7 years transportation. Harriett was transfer to the Royal Admiral from Newgate.
Harriett was living on Norfolk Island by June 1801, as she was a witness to the marriage of William Hutchinson (Convict Hillsborough 1799) and Mary Cooper alias Chapman, (Convict Britannia 1798) on 26 June 1801 Norfolk Island, with her name recorded as Harriet Ray.
1802: Women convict departed Norfolk Island 2 April 1802, she returned to Norfolk on 24 July 1802 and she was re-victualed as a free woman, sentence expired.
However in 1805 Muster, Harriet is listed as a Female convict on stores.
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