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Estramina April 1809 from Norfolk Island to Sydney

The Estramina left Sydney on 8 Mar 1809 for Norfolk island arriving on 22 Mar, the ship departed on 7 Apr for Sydney, arriving on 22 Apr with 12 men, 8 women and 13 children.

Hannah Barnes (wife of Richard Barnes of the 102nd Regiment) gave birth to their son Francis Barnes on the voyage to Sydney.

Sydney Gazette,  23 Apr 1809, p. 1:SHIP NEWS.Yesterday arrived His Majesty’s colonial vessel Estramina, 15 days from Norfolk Island. – Mr. Mitchell passenger.

Estramina passenger list Apr 1809 to Sydney, includes extracts from List of persons embarked on board the Estramina for Port Jackson 5 Apr 1809, SRNSW, 4/1168b, reel 763, p. 165.

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HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1790

HM Supply Norfolk Island March 1790 includes index of the ship’s muster for the voyage to and from Norfolk island in March 1790 and a full biography of the Marines, Convicts and Convict children sent to Norfolk Island on 5 March from Port Jackson and the next generation, in addition to the passengers of the return voyage to Port Jackson, including some crew of the late HMS Sirius.

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Norfolk Island Deaths 1788 to 1814

Thomas HeadingtonThere are over 260 deaths during the first settlement of Norfolk Island.

This CDrom history resource features complete details on each person and their family.

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. Continue reading

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Early Church Records NSW, Norfolk Island, Tasmania 1788 – 1855

How to use the Early Church Records and Parish registries for NSW, Norfolk Island, Tasmania from  1788 to 1855 presentation

Where to obtain copies both online and in libraries and other History Repositories.

* Indexes online

* Digisitaion of early church records

* Obtaining transcriptions of Baptisms, Burials and Marriages

* Using early church records in family history research

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