First Fleet Convict Ship
CREW and PASSENGERS
ARCHER, Isaac - Pte - Royal Marines. b1754-d1836 Sydney. June 1794 married
Sarah Bordeaux/Burdon/Burdeaux, who arrived on the Lady Penrhyn, as a
Richard - d1789 executed for stealing.
Richard was one of six Marines executed for theft
from the public stores (mostly liquor).
BAILEY, Alexander - Seaman - died 1788 Sydney Cove.
BALMAIN, William b1762 Scotland - d1803 London. Occ:
Surgeon. Parents - Jean Henderson and Alexander Balmain.
Cohabited with Margaret
Dawson, who also arrived on the First Fleet. Sent to Norfolk Island,
with Margaret. Children: Ann 1794 Norfolk Island, Jane
b1799, John W b1800, Sydney. The family left the colony.
BISHOP, Elias - 1770-1835. Pte, Royal Marines. Born 1767c. Married Catherine
Smith (1773-1835) in 1794 on Norfolk Island. Catherine 1771 - 1835 arrived as a convict on
the Lady Penrhyn. Elias and Catherine settled on 30 acres of land at
Mulgrave Place. By 1806 he held 106 acres, sixteen planted with
wheat, six of maize, one of barley and a half acre of potatoes, an
orchard and a garden. . Elias died in 1828.
Charlotte Davis Bishop born 1792 Norfolk Island. . Mary Ann Davis
Bishop d1839. Buried St Peter's, Richmond.
BONES, James - Ships mate born in Scotland - Died in 1787 at sea.
BRAMAGE, Thomas - Pte - Royal Marines .
BRANNON, John - Pte - Royal Marines. Left the colony.
BROUGH, Ralph 9 April 1792 - Enlisted in the NSW Corps as a Private
CLARK, Zachariah - Contractors agent. Zachariah was married in
England. Originally embarked on the 'Scarborough' and transferred
to the 'Alexander'. Returned to England and then he arrived
back in the colony accompanied by his daughter, Ann. While on
Norfolk Island he was accused of incest
with his daughter. Fined £40 and imprisoned for 12 months.
Died on Norfolk Island in 1804, due to heavy drinking.
Cohabited with Mary Anne (aka Anne) Moulton. Children: Lydia b1791 and William H
CLAY, Charles - Seaman
COTTERILL, Thomas - Pte - Royal Marines. Cohabited with Ann Lynch,
who went to Norfolk Island with their son Thomas. Thomas received an 80 acre
land grant at Field of Mars, which he sold to Rev. Samuel
Marsden. Went to Port Dalrymple, Tasmania, as a
free settler and then returned to Port Jackson and sailed for India.
CROSS, Edward - Ships Mate. October 1788, reported ill with
DEARING, William - Ships boy - b1770 - d1788 at sea.
DEW, William - Private Royal Marines.
DEVAN, Edward - Sgt - Royal - Wife Jane and son Edward, came free.
1791 - Left the colony.
DICKSON, William Arthur - boy
DINGER, Edward - Pte, Royal Marines. Accompanied by his wife
Elizabeth Spreadberry. . Returned to England.
DONOVAN, Stephen - 2nd mate. b1759 Belfast, Ireland. December 1791 -
Appointed as shipping pilot on Norfolk Island, also acted as
superintendent of convicts. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the
Royal Navy after risking is his life to save the ship's company when
HMS Sirius was wrecked at Norfolk Island. Left Norfolk Island,
aboard the Kitty, bound for England.
DOOAT, Joseph - seaman - died 1788 of scurvy.
DOWLAN, William - Pte - Royal marines. Died 1790 Rose HIll.
EDMONDS, William - Pte - Royal Marines. Returned to England.
ELLIS, John - Boatswain - Royal Navy. d1788 on board Alexander.
GILBERT, Stephen -
Pte - Royal Marines.
HARP, Thomas - Royal Marines. d1790 drowned in Sydney Harbour, with
two companions when the small boat they were fishing in was capsized
by a whale.
HAYES, John - Pte Royal Marines. Cohabited with Charlotte Ware
from 1795. Charlotte was a convict who arrived on the Prince of Wales. She was sent to Norfolk Island on the 'Sirius', in 1790.
Charlotte left Norfolk Island in 1794 with John. John left the
Colony in October 1800, as a seaman on the 'Buffalo. He deserted
after the ship reached Portsmouth.
Charlotte settled at Airds. Charlotte was buried at St Peter's, Campbelltown as
a pauper, aged 67.
HEDLEY, Anthony - seaman
JONES, John - Pte - Royal Marines. b1746 - d1848. . 25 March 1793 -
Enlisted in the NSW Corps 1828 Census - listed as aged 82 and living
at the Sydney Benevolent Asylum, where he died in 1848.
JOHNSTONE, John, Lt - Royal Marines. 4 March 1790 - Sent to Norfolk
Island 12 February 1791 - Returned ill to Port Jackson 13 December
1791 - Left the colony. Died in
Portsmouth in 1794.
KELLY, John - Ships cook
KIRBY, James - Royal Marines. b1758 d1820 Sydney. Cohabited with Mary
Bond in 1806. Mary was convicted at Wells, Somerset, in 1786, of
stealing from her parents.
Children: James Victor Kirby 1793, Elizabeth
Kirby b1798, Mary 1802.
KNIGHT, Isaac. Sgt. b1750 Ireland - d1842 Macquarie Grove. Left the Colony on
the 'Atlantic', bound for England 1802. Married Elizabeth Marks in
1802 . Returned to NSW on the 'Glatton' with his wife and son Isaac,
who died in January 1809. Elizabeth died at Parramatta on 15 July
1827. Children: Daniel Marks b1804 - 1810, Sydney and John M 1806, Sydney.
LEWIS, John - Seaman
LEWIS, Joseph - Pte - Royal Marines, b1762 Withington, Hereford.
Occ: Weaver before joining the Marines. Returned to England,
after spending time on Norfolk Island.
LONG, William - Mate. 1788 - returned to England on the 'Alexander'.
LYNCH, Mortimer - Pte - Royal Marines. Mortimer wounded an
aboriginal in June 1788, after seeing him in possession of a jacket
belonging to Major Robert Ross. He returned to England on the
McALDEN/McCALDER, Joseph - Pte - Royal Marines. b1755 d1835
Richmond. Married Margaret Quinn in 1781 at Richmond. Settled on 60
acres at Norfolk Island before returning to Port Jackson.
MAPP, James - Pte - Royal Marines. Married Mrs Susannah Creswell in
Sydney Cove in 1788. Susannah arrived on the Charlotte as the wife
of Daniel Cresswell - a mariner. Daniel died of dysentery, before the
Charlotte reached NSW. Susannah returned to England
in 1792 aboard the 'Gorgon' along with their son, William Mapp
(baptised at Port Jackson). William died on the voyage.
MARTIN, Thomas. Pte - Royal Marines. Returned to England in 1792.
MUNDAY, John - Pte - Royal Marines. b1760. Berkeley Gloucester.
worker. Accompanied by wife Ann and son Edward. Went to Norfolk Island
(1791) where he received a
60 acre land grant. Sold this grant to Zachariah Clark in 1794.
John died in 1802 on Norfolk Island. Son Edward was born in 1783 in Stonehouse, Plymouth-
d1832. Edward enlisted in the NSW Corps. In 1809, he was granted 30 acres
of land at Port Dalrymple, Tasmania . Daughter Elizabeth born
1788, son John b1790.
NATION, Gabriel - Pte - Royal Marines. Cohabited with Martha Todd.
Died 1793 Port Jackson.
NEVITT, Thomas - Pte - Royal Marines. Sent to Norfolk Island, then
return to Port Jackson In December 1791 Thomas left the colony.
PERRY, William - Sgt - Royal Marines. Married Ann Scoble in 1789 in
Sydney. Ann came free as spouse of a marine, as they had been
married by Banns in Plymouth before the Alexander departed. They
were officially married in 1789 in Sydney. They left the colony and
William died at sea in 1792.
PUGH, John - Pte - Royal Marines. b1758- 1836. Sent to Norfolk Island,
where in 1790, he was found guilty of stealing potatoes from the
public store whilst on sentry duty. He was confined in irons and set
to Port Jackson to face court marshall. He received 500 lashes and
his rations were cut to 4 pound of flour per week, "without any kind
of animal food whatever". Enlisted in the NSW Corps. Received a land grant of 25 acres at Mulgrave Place in 1796.
Died in 1836 in Sydney Benevolent Society.
RANSON, Robert - Seaman. October 1788, listed as suffering from
ROBERTS, William - Pte - Royal Marines. July 1791 - Returned
SHORTLAND, Lt R N
SINCLAIR, Duncan - Master
SMITH, William - Cpl - Royal Marines. 29 July 1788 - Demoted to
Private. Returned to England.
STOKELL, James - Seaman. November 1788 - Sent to hospital at
Batavia, suffering from scurvy. Returned to England
STRONG, William - Pte - Royal Marines.1791 - Cohabited with Martha
Elliott. Enlisted in NSW Corps.
SWINERTON, Thomas - Pte - Royal Marines. Thomas received a land
grant in 1792 at Field of Mars.
TRIMMINGS, Thomas - Steward. Thomas was left at Batavia,
suffering from scurvy.
WAITLAND, Sharpe James - 1st Lieutenant Royal Marines d1796 West
WATERS, Edward - Marine. Wife: Sarah. Settled at
Field of Mars (Ryde).
WAUGH, William - Seaman. Died at Port Jackson in 1788.
WHERRITT, James - Pte - Royal Marines. Returned to
ABLE/ABEL, Robert - b1767 - Tried at the Old Bailey in 1784 for
assault and highway robbery. Granted 30 acres of land near the Cooks
River at Bulanaming (near Marrickville).
ABRAHAMS, Henry. b1759. Convicted of highway robbery in Chelmsford,
Essex in 1785. Sent to Norfolk Island in 1789
- b1766 London. Convicted at the Old Bailey for
break, enter and steal in 1784. Occ: Fisherman. Cohabited with
Ann Forbes - daughter Sarah b1789. Sentenced to 50
lashes for the theft of 3 pounds of flour from James Stewart. Sent to Norfolk Island, accompanied by Ann and Sarah.
Family did not remain together.
BARFORD, BARFERD, John - b1766 Staines, Middlesex. Convicted at
the Old Bailey in 1785, of theft.
BISHOP, Joseph 1763-1825 Parramatta. Occ: fisherman. Joseph was on board the
convict transport 'Mercury' - bound for America - which was taken
over by the convicts in a mutiny. He was among the escapees who were
recaptured at Torbay, in April 1784. Married Ann Dring in 1790 in Sydney. Settled on 50 acres at The Ponds in 1800.
BRADLEY, James 1763 to 1787 died on board Alexander. Convicted at the
Old Bailey in 1784.
CARVER, Joseph 1759 - 1796 Sydney, buried St Phillips. Convicted in
1785 at Maidstone Kent of theft. Married Mary Bigsby at St Johns
Parramatta, in June 1793 .
CONNELLY, William. Tried in Bristol in 1785 for theft of clothing
from an alehouse. Married Elizabeth Thomas in 1788 at Sydney Cove.
Sent to Norfolk Island . Left Norfolk Island for India.
CORDEN/CALDWALL/CORDELL, James - b1770 in Birmingham, parents Henry
and Ann Wheeler. Convicted in Warwick in 1785 of break, enter and
steal. Married Hannah Probert in 1794 at St Phillips, Sydney. James
committed his crime in company with Martin Stone and Charles Repeat
(both also First Fleet). 1794 - received a 30 acre land grant
at Bulanaming (Marrickville) . James and Hannah's marriage was the
first recorded marriage that Reverend Samuel Marsden performed in
the colony. Daughter Jane b1797
- 1757 Wiltshire - 1824 Wiseman. John was convicted
at New Sarum, Wiltshire in 1785 , of stealing a sheep. He
married Mary Ann Davidson, a convict on the Lady Juliana.
CROWDER, Thomas (aka Risdale) b1755 d1806, buried St John's
Parramatta. Tried in Bristol in 1785 for Grand Larceny - Break,
Enter and Steal. Married Sarah Davies in 1788 in Port Jackson.
Married Mary Christmas in 1799 on Norfolk Island. Mary arrived
on the Lady Juliana as a convict. Child Mary born 1799. Thomas also faced
charges over the mutiny on the 'Mercury' transport. Children
of Thomas Crowder and Elizabeth Williams: Thomas 1801, John
1804, William 1806.
DENNISON, Michael - b1767. Convicted at Poole, Dorset in 1785, for
theft. Convicted of stealing a bag of flour and sentenced to
receive 200 lashes. Sent to Norfolk Island, where he received 25 lashes
for neglect of duty.
Left Norfolk Island.
EVERETT, John was convicted at Hertford in 1786 of stealing fowls.
He married Judith Wildgrass in 1810 in Sydney.
FRANCIS, William b1763 d1804 Norfolk Island. Convicted at the Old
Bailey in 1785, of highway robbery and assault. Sent to Norfolk
Island in October 1788 where he became a ringleader in a plot the
overthrow the Governor and escape. He was described as "in every
respect a worthless, troublesome wretch". He was held in irons until
sent to Port Jackson in March 1789. Married Mary Jones in 1790 in
Sydney. Mary arrived on the Lady Juliana, as a convict. William was
taken to Norfolk Island after the boat he stowed away on was
GLOSTER/ GLOCESTER/GLOUCESTER, William -b1749. Convicted at the Old
Bailey in 1785 for theft of glasses and a greatcoat. Married
Charlotte Springmore in Sydney Cove in 1788. Charlotte arrived as a
convict on the Lady Penrhyn. Child Mary born 1788. William left three
children in England when he was transported to NSW. In 1789 he was
employed as a carpenter and worked on repairs to the 'Sirius'. 1790
he was sent to Norfolk Island with his wife and daughter.
He left Norfolk Island in 1793, bound for India.
GORDON, Daniel/Janel b1740. Convicted of stealing clothing in
Winchester in 1785. Daniel listed as a "Black" man. He was indicted
for the theft of wine,
along with John Williams (Black Jack) and George Whittaker. George
was acquitted. John and Daniel were sentenced to death but were pardoned
whilst they stood at the foot of the ladder with ropes around their
necks. Daniel, along with Henry Lovell and Joseph Hall, were banished
to Pinchgut Island. They were released on the King's Birthday. In
1788, Daniel saved Lydia Munro from being raped by William Boggis.
Daniel died in 1818 and is buried at St Matthews church
GREENWELL, Nicholas b1757. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1784 for
assault with intent to steal, on the Kings Highway. May 1787
embarked on the 'Alexander'. Nicholas was given a pardon on the
condition he leave the United Kingdom. The pardon was read to him the day before the First Fleet sailed.
HINDLEY, William (alias Platt). Convicted at Ormskirk in 1785 for theft of boots,
a cloak and an overcoat.
HORNE/STONE, Henry b1763. Occ: Seaman. Convicted at the Old Bailey
in 1783 for assault and robbery. Married Sarah Jones son Henry born
HOWELL, Thomas was convicted at Stafford in 1785 for theft of one
live hen and one dead hen.
HOLLISTER, Job. b1765. Convicted at Bristol in 1785 for theft of
tobacco from a shop. Left the colony.
JACKSON, William. b1752 d1787. Convicted at Durham. Died ten days
before the First Fleet sailed.
KELLY, Thomas - b1763. Convicted at Pontefact, Yorkshire in 1785 for
theft of a silver pint and spoon. Established a farm at The Ponds, Parramatta.
Left the colony in 1794.
LEMON, Isaac . Convicted at Chelmsford, Essex in 1785 for stealing a
horse. Died aboard the Alexander.
MAY, Richard b1762. Convicted New Sarum, Wiltshire in 1785 for
break, enter and steal.
McDONALD, Alexander b.1757. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1784 for
theft. Possibly killed by aborigines in 1788.
McDONAUGH, James. b 1752 Green, Kent. Convicted at Maidstone, Kent
in 1785 for theft. 1790 sentenced to 200 lashes and ordered to wear
an iron collar for six months. Possibly hanged himself in 1791.
McCLAUGHLIN/ McLAULIN/McCLELLAN, Charles b1771 Devon. Convicted at
Durham for petty larceny (stealing a purse containing fourteen
shillings and sixpence), in 1785. Sent to Norfolk Island (as
McClellan). Charles left the colony.
MEYNELL, John (alias William Radford) b1762 - d1823 Windsor.
Convicted at Nottingham in 1785, for theft. 14 January 1792 - Given
50 pounds of flour as a reward for capturing a runaway convict.
MORRIS, Peter b1759. Convicted at Bristol for stealing breeches and
a waistcoat in 1784. Not recorded as being on the voyage.
MOWBRAY, John - 1761c - 1787. Convicted for theft of a silver watch
in 1785 at Lincoln. Died aboard the Alexander.
MULLOCK, Jesse - Convicted in New Sarum in 1785 for stealing a mare.
OPLEY, Peter - b1767. Convicted at Maidstone, Kent in 1786 for
stealing a woman's gown. Occ: Butcher. Religion: Jewish. Sentenced to 100 lashes for theft of a quart tin pot 16
Sentenced to 100 lashes for being absent from the
camp at Rose Hill for 3 days. Sentenced to 25 lashes
for stealing bread. Sent to Norfolk Island in 1790. Left Norfolk Island
ORFORD/AWEFORD/ALFORD/HARTFORD/OXFORD, Thomas - b1761 Convicted at
the Old Bailey in 1784 for stealing clothing. Married Elizabeth Jones at Port Jackson in 1788. Elizabeth
arrived on the Lady Penhryn, as a convict. Thomas was a
negro and could only speak broken English. Received a 30-
acre land grant at Balanaming (Marrickville).
OSBORNE, Thomas b1764. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1785 for theft
of clothing and other goods. In 1791 Thomas absconded from Rose
Hill, where he was employed as a baker. He took bread and all the
bakery flour with him.
OWLES, John b1752 - d1806 Norfolk Island. John was convicted at
Croydon in 1785 with taking a file and saw into gaol. He left a wife
and five children in England. Married Mary Wilson in 1789 at Port
Jackson. Mary was born in 1740 and died in Sydney in 1816. She had
been convicted at the Old Bailey in 1787 for theft of clothing. John
and Mary were sent to Norfolk Island in August 1806.
PAGE, Paul - Convicted at Lincoln in 1786 for break, enter and
steal. He received a 30 acre land grant at Bulanaming (Marrickville).
Cohabited with Elizabeth Mitchell from 1814.
PARE, William - Born 1740. Convicted at Nottingham in 1785 for
break, enter and steal.
PETRIE, John b1764. Occ: tailor. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1784
of theft from employer. June 1792 - John was the victim of a robbery
in which he had a shirt and a pair of breeches stolen.
PAYTON/PEYTON, Samuel. b1766 Spitalfields - d1788 Sydney Cove ( executed by
hanging), Parents: William and Ann Lewis. Convicted in 1781 for
theft. Given a free pardon in May 1783. Arrested again in 1784. June
1788 - He was caught in the act of stealing items from the tent of
Lieutenant James Furzer. He was captured and held in hospital and
then hanged for his crime.
POPE, David b1753 d1788 Sydney Cove. Convicted at Southwark, Surrey
in 1785, for theft .
POWER, John b1763. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1785 for theft.
John attempted to escape whilst the fleet was anchored at Tenerife,
but was recaptured. In 1787, John was one of four seamen charged
with conspiracy to release some prisoners while the ships were at
the Cape of Good Hope. He was stapled to the deck of the 'Sirius'
until the fleet sailed. John was sentenced to 200 lashes for theft
of boards from the Lieutenant Governor's yard. Returned to England.
PRICE, James b1760 Somerset d1832 Liverpool, NSW. Buried St Lukes,
Occ: soldier/carpenter. In 1785 convicted at Gloucester for theft.
1788 James was acquitted of a charge of theft of goat's flesh used
to make seapye for the wedding of Anthony Rope. He was sent to
Norfolk Island where he enlisted in the NSW Corps. Married Diana Porter in 1810 in Sydney. Diana was
a widow when she married James. She arrived as a convict, on
PRICE, John b1764 Southwark. Convicted in 1785 of stealing a goose.
Married Rachel Early/Earley/Harley/Hurley in 1788 at Sydney Cove.
Rachel arrived on the Prince of Wales, as a convict.
PRIOR, Thomas b1756 Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire - d1836 Princes
street, Sydney. Convicted at Abingdon, Berkshire in 1784 for
stealing fowls. Parents: John and Elizabeth Whetcloe. Married
Rebecca Davidson in 1795 at Sydney Cove. Rebecca arrived as a
RANDALL/REYNOLDS, John b1764 United States. Convicted
in 1785 at Manchester, of stealing a watch. John was listed as a
Negro labourer. He was listed on the 'Alexander' as John Reynolds.
Married Esther Harwood/Howard in 1788 at Port Jackson. Esther
arrived as a convict on the Lady Penrhyn.
Esther died in 1789. Married Mary Butler (convict - Neptune) in 1790 at St Johns Parramatta. Mary died in 1802 in Sydney, buried St Phillips. In 1792, received a 60 acre land grant at Northern Boundary farms.
His house was broken into in 1793 by Irish Convicts. Accused of theft of plates and glasses from the
governor, but forgiven. Sold his land grant and joined
the NSW Corps. Children of John and Mary:
Lydia born 1791 Parramatta - died 1793. Frances b1792, Mary
b1793, John born May 1797
REPEAT, Charles b1766 - Birmingham d1816 Hobart. Occ: button stamper.
Convicted at Warwick in 1785 for stealing 2 gowns. Charles married
Lucy Brand (Wood) in 1788 in Sydney Cove. Lucy arrived on the Lady Penrhyn
as a convict.
Charles and Lucy were sent to Norfolk Island, where they
held 10 acres by lease. Then settled in Tasmania. Charles was
killed when he was
thrown out of the cart he was driving when it hit a stump. He was buried at St David's, Hobart as Charles
SANDS, William b1760 Lincoln. Convicted in 1785 of stealing a mare.
SCATTERGOOD, Robert b1751, Tutbury, Stafford. d1787 at sea.
Convicted Stafford in 1785 for theft of a live goose. Married
Elizabeth in England.
SHARPE, George b1750 d1787 at sea. Convicted at Durham in 1785,
along with Richard Cleugh and John Stokoe, for stealing money from a
SILVERTHORN, John b1763 d1829. Convicted at New Sarum, Wiltshire in
1784 for assault and theft. Occ: weaver/sawyer. Married Mary Wickham
in 1788 at Sydney Cove. Mary b1755 d1789. She was convicted at New Sarum in 1783 for receiving stolen goods. Mary died in childbirth
and her child, John, died one month later. Married Mary Healey in 1794 at
Parramatta. Mary died in 1801.
SMART, Daniel b1755 Minchinhampton, Gloucester - d1788 Sydney Cove.
Parents: Richard and Elizabeth Workman. Convicted at Gloucester in
1786 on suspicion of stealing wood. Sentenced along with his brother
SMART, Richard 1763 - 1787 at sea. Sentenced along with his brother
SMITH, Thomas d1787 at sea. Convicted at Lancaster in 1785 for
break, enter and steal, along with Samuel Midgley and William Shore.
STANLEY, William b1740 - d1787 on board Alexander. Convicted at New
Sarum in 1785 for unlawfully killing sheep.
STOGDELL, John b1762 d1801 Sydney. Convicted at the Old Bailey in
1784 for receiving stolen goods. Married Mary Reavill in 1795.
When Benelong visited the Governor, John and the Reverend Richard
Johnson stayed with a party of aboriginals, as assurance that
Bennelong would not be recaptured.
STOKOE, John was convicted at Durham in 1785 for theft of a gold
coin from dwelling. John returned to England.
STONE, Charles b1767 d1790 Port Jackson. Convicted at the Old bailey
in 1784 for stealing 5 pair of silk stockings.
STONE, Martin - b1763 d1787 at sea. Convicted at Warwick in 1785 for
break, enter and steal.
STOW, James b1761. Convicted at Lincoln in 1785 for stealing female
apparel. Occ: Sawyer/artificer. Sentenced
to 50 lashes for the theft of an opossum caught by John Boyle,
which he sold to Frederick Meredith, for a bottle of rum. Sentenced to 150 lashes and to wear leg irons for a year for being
part of a group who carried out a revenge attack against aborigines
at Botany Bay. From July to November 1789, James worked as a sawyer
on the repairs of the 'Sirius'. He was charged and acquitted of
breaking into a house and stealing clothing and flour.
STRONG, James b1752. Convicted at Dorchester, Dorset in 1784 for
stealing 60 yards bed ticking. Occ: Gardiner. Sent to Norfolk Island
in March 1790, where he worked as a gardener. He was sentenced to
200 lashes and placed in irons, for attempting to break into the
store. James settled on a 12 acre lot. In 1792, he returned to Port Jackson.
SUMMERS, John - b1753 Gloucester - d1820 Hawkesbury, parents: Samuel
Somers and Edith Cobb. Convicted in 1784 at Gloucester for stealing
a knapsack and other goods. In February 1788, John received to 25
lashes for neglecting his work. He established a farm at
The Ponds, Parramatta on his 30 acre land grant. John married Jane
TAYOR, Joshua - b1767. Convicted in 1784 at Manchester for stealing
1 handkerchief. he was sent to Norfolk Island in 1790 and returned to
Port Jackson in 1792. He was supporting himself as a self employed
labourer, in the Windsor district, in 1814
Hilton (alias Phillip Divine/Devin)
THOMAS, James (aka Richard) b1765. Convicted at the Old Bailey in
1782 for assaulting a woman and stealing a handkerchief. Went to Norfolk Island
and returned to Port Jackson in September 1792. Employed in the
THOMPSON, William (aka Jeremiah) b1754 Durham - d1805 Norfolk Island.
Convicted at Durham in 1785 for stealing a horse. Married
Maria Hamilton (convict) in 1788 at Port Jackson. Occ: Lace
Maker. In 1788 , both William and Maria were convicted of
drunkenness and insolence. He received 30 lashes and his Maria
received 25. They settled on Norfolk Island. Children: Nicholas R
1789, 1) Christened 7
June 1789 - Sydney Cove, NSW 2) Christened August 1793 - Norfolk
Island 3) December 1794 - Norfolk Island mar Maria Hamilton 1788 Port
TILLEY, Thomas b1746 Stafford. Convicted at Stafford in 1785 for
theft. Married Mary Abel in 1788 at Sydney Cove. Mary arrived as a
convict on the Lady Penrhyn. Their son William,
conceived in England, died in Sydney in 1788.
TIMMINS, Thomas b1767. Convicted at Warwick in 1785 for horse theft.
Absconded from the colony.
TROTTER, Joseph - b1761 Maidstone, Ken. Convicted of theft in 1786.
Left the colony, in 1793, on the 'Sugar Cane', bound for Bengal.
TURNER, Ralph b1749. d1787 on board ship. Convicted at Manchester in
1785 of theft.
TWINEHAM, William b1762 d1787 at sea. Convicted in 1786 in Reading
TYRRELL, William b1759 - d 1827 Sydney Cove. Convicted at Winchester
in 1785 for theft. . Occ: Carpenter. Married Ann Ward in 1788 at Port
Jackson. Ann arrived on the Lady Penrhyn.
A lightning strike to
their house scorched and partly paralysed Ann. The barn was also
struck and he lost 15 bushels of wheat. Previously , on two
occasions, fire had destroyed William's house and possessions.
Child with Ann Ward: George 1790. Cohabited
with Ann Sandell from 1806. Ann arrived as a convict on the Nile.
Children with Ann Sandell: Mary b1807, William b1809, Ann
b1812, Thomas b1814.
USHER, John William - b1768. Convicted at Maidstone, Kent in 1785 of theft.
Occ: jeweller. Sent to Norfolk
VARNDELL, Edward b1758. Convicted in Sussex in 1784 for stealing two
horses. In July 1791 he established a farm on his 30 acre land grant
at the Ponds. .
WAGER, Benjamin b1765. Convicted at the Old Bailey of theft in 1784.
Left the colony, in 1793, bound for China.
WARD, John b1770 - d1787 at sea. Convicted in Louth of grand larceny
WATERHOUSE, William Henry b1752 - d1795 Norfolk Island. Convicted at
Kingston Upon Thames in 1785 for theft. Married Elizabeth Barnes,
who arrived on the Lady Juliana. Daughter Maria born 1791.
WELCH, John - b1730 Whitburn, Durham - d1794 Port Jackson. Parents
William and Catherine Curtis. Convicted at Durham in 1785 for theft.
Married Mary Talbot 1752 - Durham. Married Elizabeth Short in 1755 at
WELSH, James - b1760 d1792 Sydney. Convicted at Maidstone, Kent in
1785 for stealing sheep.
WEST. George b1758 d1788 at sea. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1783
for assault and robbery.
WHEELER, Samuel - b1759 Surrey - d1837 Castlereagh. Convicted in
Croydon in 1785 for theft of an iron bedstead, stove grate and other
items . At Port Jackson Samuel was put in charge of the brickfields,
as master brickmaker. 1791, Samuel was charged with selling nine
boards belonging to the public. January 1792, he was sent to Norfolk Island,
where he was employed as an overseer. He returned to Port Jackson in
March 1793 and was granted 30 acres of land at the Field of Mars.
WHITAKER, George - b1760. Convicted of assault and theft on the
King's Highway, in 1785 at Maidstone, Kent. Married Mary Harrison
(nee Perrin) in 1788 at Port Jackson. Mary arrived on the Lady Penrhyn. George, along with John Williams and Daniel Gordon, was
arrested for stealing 18 bottles of wine belonging to Zachariah Clark.
Along with his wife and daughter he was was sent to Norfolk
Island. Joined the NSW Corps and became a successful settler.
When he returned to Port Jackson in 1806 , he was discharged from the
NSW Corps. Possibly returned to England with his wife and some
of their children.
WHITING, William b1762 - d1808 Sydney, buried St Phillips.
Convicted at Gloucester in 1785 for theft of one sheep. He married
Mary Williams(Bowes) in 1790 at St Phillips, Mary arrived on the Lady Penrhyn. Daughter Jane b1796. William
was given a land grant of 50
acres at the Northern Boundary Farms. In 1805
William leased his farm to Samuel Haslam and worked as a self employed butcher, living with
WILCOCKS/WILCOX, Samuel b1762 Dorchester, Dorset. was convicted of
theft in 1784 theft. Sent to Norfolk Island on the 'Supply'.
Returned to Sydney and received a grant of 30 acres
at Mulgrave Place. In 1800 he was listed as landless. In 1806 he was
working as a labourer for Henry Kable.
WILSON, John b1768 - 1800. Convicted of theft in 1785 at Wigan,
Lancashire. John was described as "a wild
idle young man who, his term of sentence expired, preferred living
among the natives". He was living with the Durak tribe in the
Hawkesbury region and given the name Bunboe. His body was scarred
with tribal markings. The tribe admitted him after he convinced an
aboriginal woman that he was the reincarnation of her son. At Port
Stephens in 1795, John
saved surveyor Charles Grimes from an aboriginal attack. March 1797 - John and three
others were charged as "incorrigibles, rogues and vagabonds
wandering at large". He was sentenced to seven years transportation
but escaped. John was declared an outlaw in May 1797, for absconding
from work and advising and assisting the aborigines to attack
settlers. He later gave himself up and promised amendment. In 1798,
John Wilson, along with John Price (Governor Hunter's servant), were
was sent on two journeys of exploration. John was killed by the
relatives of a young aboriginal he forcibly took as his wife.
WILTON, William B 1741 - d1787 at sea. Convicted at Bristol in 1784
for stealing 18 turkeys .
WOOD, George 1763 - 1796 Norfolk Island. Convicted in 1784 at
the Old Bailey of robbery under arms in company. Sent to Norfolk
Island, where he was sentenced to 50 lashes. for concealing fish.
Settled on 12 acres. Married
Mary Oakley, in 1794. Mary who arrived on the Lady Juliana, as a
WRIGHT, Thomas b1764 - d1788 Port Jackson. Convicted at Reading in
1785 for the theft of 3 live hogs.
YOUNG, John b1762. Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1784 for theft of
1 cotton gown from a dwelling. Married Mary Winspear/Winfield b1758. John left Norfolk Island
and eventually returned to England. Mary left Norfolk Island and
settled in Tasmania.