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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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Henry Palmer, Convict Neptune and Eleanor Kirvein Convict Lady Juliana 1790

Henry Palmer was charged with of crime of stealing 2 chaise glasses valued at £3/3/- at Old Bailey, 31 May 1786. His death sentence was commuted to 7 years on 10 January 1787.[1] He arrived in NSW aboard the Neptune in 1790

 In Sydney as Henry Palmore he married Eleanor KIRVEIN – KIRVIN, Convict, Lady Juliana 1790 as Elinor Kirvin  on 31 July 1790 at St Phillips, after which the boarded the voyage aboard the Surprize for Norfolk island.

Henry Palmer died 26 Nov 1790, buried most likely at Turtle Bay burial ground:

Ralph Clark wrote: a disagreable Accident happend at Charlotte Field (Queensborough) today in felling the Timber which I orderd to be cut down the last time I was out ther for the purpose to let more Air into the Corn a Tree fel on Henry Palmer a male Convict which nearly kild him on the Spot – the Surgeon orderd him to be brought in as the Tree fell on his head – the[y] have Traponded him and find that his brain is injured and that he could not live – he died in about an hour after the Operation.[2]

Eleanor returned to Sydney, on 30 Mar 1791 at Parramatta she was charged with receiving stolen goods: Eleanor Kirvein was accused of receiving six ounces of tobacco. She was found guilty and sentenced “To make good the Tobacco”. [3]

She soon found herself again on Norfolk Island, travelled most likely on the Mary Ann (Aug 1791) or Salamander (Oct 1791). Eleanora Kervan had a stillborn child on 22 Oct 1791 on Norfolk Island.[4]

She returned to England via Bengal aboard the Sugar Cane from Norfolk Island in Oct 1793.

[1] The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17860531-5.

[2] Ralph Clark, The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark 1787-1792.

[3] John Cobley, Sydney Cove, 1791-1792, Angus and Roberston, Sydney, 1965, p.53.

[4] Ralph Clark, The Journal and Letters of Lt. Ralph Clark 1787-1792.

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John Hammond, NSW Corps

Two John Hammond arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise, arriving in Mar 1801.

The Norfolk Island 1802 Victualing Book listed is John Hammond, Serjeant and also John Hammond private both on stores for on stores for 365 days. And only one John Hammond is recorded in the Norfolk Island 1804 Victualing Book with no rank. The 1805 Norfolk Island Victualling book 1805 records Private John Hammond leaving Norfolk Island aboard the Union in Mar 1805.

John Hammond, a soldier in the 73rd Regiment died Oct 1812 at Sydney, age 37 years. He was buried 10 Oct 1812 Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Private John Hammond of the NSW Corps arrived in NSW aboard the Royal Admiral in 1792. In 1798 he was a private, Colonel Grose’s Company of the NSW Corps is the John Hammond who died in 1812. On his return from Norfolk Island in 1805 he was appointed to the Hawkesbury region, He had enlisted into the 73rd Regiment in Mar 1810 and was appointed to Parramatta.

Serjeant John Hammond, who was serving on Norfolk Island in 1802, arrived on the Sugar Cane in 1793. He was promoted to Corporal in 1799 and the Serjeant in 1800. By 1804 he was serving at Parramatta with Johnston’s detachment. He too also joined the 73rd Regiment in Apr 1810, serving at Parramatta and Hobart, with possible leaving the colony aboard the General Hewitt in 1814.

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Deaths 1796 NSW and Norfolk Island

All deaths in Sydney are burials at the Old Sydney Burial Ground unless noted. Burials at Parramatta are at St Johns Parramatta unless noted. In most cases the dates refer to burial dates. Research and Indexed by Historian Cathy Dunn

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