List of Ship’s marines of HMS Sirius arriving in NSW Jan 1788 as per order in HMS Sirius Musters, 1786 – 1788, AJCP, Reel 6030, TNA (PRO), ADM 36/10978.
Proctor, William: Sergeant, Royal Marines 11th Company. William was stranded on Norfolk Island in March 1790, as he was a member of HMS Sirius Marine accompaniment.
Gowen, John: Corporal, Royal Marines 47th Company, John was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove Oct 1788. Continue reading HMS Sirius Ships Marines Jan 1788
Philip Gidley King was born 23 Apr 1758 Launceston, Cornwall, England, son of Phillip KING and his wife Utricia nee GIDLEY. He arrived in NSW as 2nd Lieutenant aboard HMS Sirius 1788.
In the middle of Feb 1788, Lieutenant King of HMS Sirius, a master’s mate, and surgeon’s mate, with four other men from HMS Sirius, together with a few men and women convicts, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established a settlement. Each year on 6 Mar, Norfolk Island celebrates Foundation Day, which is a Norfolk Island public holiday, the day in 1788 when Lt Philip Gidley King landed on Norfolk Island to establish the first European settlement on Norfolk Island.
On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Ann INETT, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788. Ann also arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply on 6 Mar 1788. Continue reading Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788
Twins Mary and Sarah Lucas were born 17 Aug 1790 on Norfolk Island. Daughters of Nathaniel Lucas (Convict Scarborough 1788) and Olive Gascoigne (Convict Lady Penrhyn 1788). Both arrived on Norfolk Island, as part of the first landing party on 6 Mar 1788, leaving Port Jackson in Feb 1788 aboard the Supply. Continue reading Mary and Sarah Lucas, died Norfolk Island
Ann Inett was born 1756 Grimley, Worcester, England. Trade: Dressmaker. Crime: Break, enter and steal 1 petticoat with force of arms. Tried: Worcester 11 Mar 1786. Sentence: Death commuted to 7 years transportation. Ann left behind in Worcestershire her two children (possible illegitimate) Thomas aged nine years and Constance, aged six years.
In the middle of February 1788, Lieutenant King of HMS Sirius, a master’s mate, and surgeon’s mate, with four other men from HMS Sirius, together with a few men and women convicts including Ann Inett, embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established the settlement. Continue reading Ann Inett, Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788
John Williams was first on the Charlotte, he was then transferred to the Scarborough before the first fleet left England. He was tired Bodmin, Cornwall on 18 Aug 1783 for stealing 1 cotton gown and other goods.; receiving a sentence of death which was commuted to 7 years transportation.
John arrived on Norfolk Island in Mar 1788, aboard HM Supply. He drowned on 6 Aug 1788 whilst on way out to HM Supply on her return journey to Norfolk Island the boat he was in was swamped and he lost his life along with three others – James Cunningham, Laurence Tomlinson, and William Westbrook. Continue reading John Williams, Convict Scarborough 1788