Joseph was born c1762 at Withington near Hereford in England. As a private of the Royal Marines 11th (Portsmouth) Company, he arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.
He served with Captain Shea’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789, on board were 15 marines and no convicts. Continue reading
George Plyer was born c1759 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. He arrived in NSW as a private of the Royal Marines 30th Company aboard the Friendship in 1788. As George Player he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789.
Spelling variations of surname includes aka Player, Plyar, Pleyer. Continue reading
Henry Wright, Private, Royal Marines 51st (Plymouth) Company, Prince of Wales 1788.
Also aboard was his wife Mrs Ann Wright and their new born daughter Mary Ann. Henry and Ann were married 20 Oct 1786 Portsea, Hampshire, England. Their daughter Mary Ann Wright was baptised 19 Aug 1787 on board the Prince of Wales at Rio de Janerio, the baptism appears in St Phillips registrar as Charlicut Wright. Continue reading
HM Supply: 28 Feb 1788 1st Landing Party 6 Mar 1788
HM Supply: 28 Jul 1788 Carried stores only
Golden Grove: 13 Oct 1788 Marines, male and female convicts Continue reading
George was tried at Maidstone, Kent, 17 March 1785 for assault and stealing, he received the sentence of death which commuted to 7 years transportation. He arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.
George married Mary Harrison (Convict, Lady Penrhyn 1788) as George Wittiker and Mary Harris 23 March 1788 Sydney. They both arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790 with their daughter Hannah (born 1788 Sydney),
Our New Home: HM Supply Norfolk Island December 1789 and January 1790 continues our series of publications covering the 1st Settlement of Norfolk Island 1788 – 1814, being a collation and biography on all the people and children who arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in both December 1789 and January 1790.
This ebook includes the story of their life on Norfolk Island and the next generation. The research includes consulting journals, shipping records, victualling books, musters, colonial crime, land records and a large range of other primary records and contemporary writings related to Norfolk Island, NSW and Tasmania. Continue reading