George BENSON, Private NSW Corps, Matilda 1791, his wife Ann also arrived aboard the Matilda 1791. George enlisted into the NSW Corps June 1789 in England.
George received a land grant 13 December 1794 at West Side of Iron Cove Creek Croydon NSW.
They arrived on Norfolk Island with their five children (all born in Sydney) aboard HMS Porpoise in Mar 1801. Continue reading
John Vincent was born in Kent England. He enlisted in NSW Corps in November 1791, arriving in NSW aboard the Boddingtons in 1793
He arrived on Norfolk island most likely aboard the Hunter in July 1800 with Joseph Foveaux NSW Corps Company with the rank of private. John left Norfolk Island for Sydney aboard the Union in March 1805 and was then stationed to Parramatta. He returned to England aboard the Hindostan in May 1810, when the NSW Corps was withdrawn.
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John Dubois was born in Germany; he enlisted in May 1979 in England, arriving in NSW as a private of the NSW Corps aboard the Barwell in 1798. He travelled to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Porpoise in Jan 1801. John left Norfolk Island for Sydney aboard the Union in March 1805 and appointed to the Hawkesbury region. In 1809 he was appointed back to Sydney with the NSW Corps.
James was born Halifax, Yorkshire England. He arrived in NSW aboard the Royal Admiral in 1792 as a corporal. He arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in April 1796. By 1798 he held the rank of private with Captain Townson’s Company.
He returned to NSW aboard the Union in March 1805, and then stationed at South Head and Parramatta, returning to England aboard the Hindostan in May 1810. when the NSW Corps was withdrawn. James was discharged in 1811, aged 57 years, after 35 years 8 months of service in the 10th Foot Regiment and 102nd Foot Regiment.
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Crime: Rape. Tried: Limerick, October 1798, age 20 years. Sentence: Life. Trade: Labourer cooper.
Henry Grady and William Fitzgerald, privates in the Limerick Militia, were convicted on the clearest evidence for a rape on the body of Joan Doyle. It appeared that on the night of 20th August last as they were on their march after the battle of Vinegar Hill, they halted at a little town called Gowran. They went into the house the prosecutrix and demanded a drink of milk; the poor woman with great cheerfulness went into her room to get it, when she was immediately pursued by the prisoners, seized and carried into a haggard, and there each of them abused her – it appeared they were both armed, and that each stood guard for the other, and held the unfortunate husband – they were ordered fore execution the 17th instant.