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 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
John HOWELL, Private – Royal Marines 15th (Plymouth) Company, Charlotte 1788.
He served with Captain-Lieutenant Meredith’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison.
John arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790, disembarking from HMS Sirius after she was wrecked on 19 March. Continue reading
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
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.
- HMS Porpoise to and from Norfolk Island March 1801
- NSW Corps 1802 Norfolk Island
- NSW Corps 1804 Norfolk Island
Isaac was born Oversele, Norfolk, he arrived in NSW aboard the Atlas in 1802. Also on board was Mary Ann Graham (Convict) who was to become the mother of his children and later his wife.
Isaac Champion: Sergeant with the NSW corps travelled to to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Buffalo in May 1803 also aboard was Isaac Champion (child of Isaac Champion). There is no record of Mary Ann Graham travelling to Norfolk Island. The child Isaac Champion appears in the 1804 Norfolk Island Victualling book as a child above two years of age.
Isaac Snr and Jnr both left Norfolk Island aboard the Union for Sydney. in Mar 1805. Isaac and Mary’s child Ann was born May 1805 in Sydney, so Mary most likely was on Norfolk Island, just not on the stores. Afterwards Isaac was appointed to Parramatta.
In Aug 1806 Mary Graham was recorded as her arrival aboard the Atlas, in a concubine relationship (with Isaac Champion) with children 1 male natural (Isaac) and 1 female natural (Ann).
Isaac was in 1808 was an acting serjeant-major, and pay-serjeant of two NSW Corps companies. In 1809 (July or Dec: records do vary) Isaac was demoted from a sergeant to a private for debt..
Isaac Champion, a widower of Sydney and private in the 102nd Regiment married Mary Ann Graham, widow of Sydney 29 Mar 1810, St Philips Sydney. The witnesses were Barney Ward and Lydia Brumlow.
The Family left the colony aboard the Hindostan in May 1810. Four of their children died at Horsham in 1811 and Mary gave birth to a daughter in England, she was baptised at Portsea Hampshire England in 1812. Isaac is said to have died in c1812.
Mary was then with Francis Able, from the 102nd Regiment, they married at Saint Mary’s Portsea Hampshire England in June 1813 and travelled to NSW as free settlers arriving aboard the Canada in August 1817. Mary Ann Abel died 20 Sept 1832, aged 54 years, buried Devonshire Street Cemetery.
 Proceedings of a general court-martial held at Chelsea hospital: which commenced on Tuesday May 7, 1811 and continued by adjournment to Wednesday 5th of June following for the trial of Lieut.-Col. Geo. Johnston, Major of the 102d Regiment, late the New South Wales Corps, on a charge of mutiny … for deposing, on the 26th of January, 1808, William Bligh … / taken in short hand by Mr. Bartrum. An Outline of The Rum Rebellion.