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1805 NSW Corps Norfolk Island

Charles Knowland – Nowland, Convict, Surprize 1790

Charles was born St Martins London. As Charles Knowland, he was tried for for stealing, on the 20th day of July last, a cloth coat, value 10 s. a hat, value 10 s. a waistcoat, value 4 s. a pair of shoes, value 1 s. a pair of plated buckles, value 2 s. the property of Rice Evers at Old Bailey on 12 Sep 1787 and received a sentence of seven years transportation.[1]

As Charles Knowland, he arrived in NSW aboard the Surprize in 1790. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Mary Ann in August 1791. As the convict Charles Nowland he received rations until 1795. He enlisted into the NSW Corps on Norfolk Island  on 8 Dec 1801 with the rank of private. Continue reading

James Mansell, NSW Corps, Barwell 1796

James was born in 1779 at Walford South Herefordshire England. He enlisted into the NSW Corps in November 1796 in England, and arrived in NSW aboard the Barwell in 1798,

He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Reliance in Nov 1799, returning to NSW aboard HMS Porpoise in March 1801. By Jul 1804 James was back on Norfolk Island. He returned to Port Jackson aboard the Union in 1805 and assigned to Parramatta. James was transferred to the 73rd Regiment in Mar – Apr 1810. Continue reading

William Bell, Convict, Scarborough 1788

William was born c1760 in Warwickshire England. He was sentence to death for assaulting John Drain on the King’s Highway, on the 21st of Decr last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and feloniously taking from his person and against his will, two linen handkerchiefs, value 6 d. two linen shirts, value 4 s. two pair of thread stockings value 12 d. two linen stock, value 12 d. one pillow bier, value 6 d and one striped linen waistcoat, value 6 d. the property of James Haywood. Continue reading

William Charlton, NSW Corps Neptune 1790

William enlisted enlisted July 1789 London England.

He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Kitty in February 1793. In 1793 on Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Mary GETTOS – GETTY – GATEHOUSE, Convict Lady Juliana 1790. Mary arrived on Norfolk Island aboard the Surprize, in August 1790. Continue reading