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Convicts and Naval Personnel on the First Fleet, Australia, 1788

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A project to collect and merge the profiles for any convict or naval personnel arrivals on the First Fleet from England to Australia, 1778-1788.

First Fleet

From Wikipedia

First Fleet is the name given to the 11 ships which sailed from Great Britain on 13 May 1787 with about 1,487 people, including 778 convicts (192 women and 586 men), to establish the first European colony in Australia, in New South Wales. The fleet was led by Captain (later Admiral) Arthur Phillip. The ships arrived at Botany Bay between 18 and 20 January 1788. HMS Supply arrived on 18 January, The Alexander, Scarborough and Friendship arrived on 19 January and the remaining ships on 20 January 1788.

Ships of the First Fleet

Naval Escort

The fleet included two Royal Navy escort ships:

  • HMS Sirius
  • HMS Supply

Convict Transports

  • Alexander - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 19 Jan 1788. 210 male convicts boarded. Ships Master was Duncan Sinclair.

Convicts:

  • Abel, Robert
  • Allen, John
  • Allen, William
  • Caesar, John
  • Cross, John (1757-1824)
  • Eggleton, William
  • Kidney, Thomas
  • Lemon, Isaac
  • Longstreet, Joseph
  • Long, Joseph
  • Lockley, John
  • Lynch, Humphry
  • Nettleton, Robert
  • Ogden, James
  • Okey, William
  • Oliver, Josh
  • Orford, Thomas
  • Osborne, Thomas
  • Owles, John
  • Saltmarsh, William
  • Sands, William
  • Scattergood, Robert
  • Shearman, William
  • Shaw, Joseph
  • Shepherd, Robert
  • Sharp, George
  • Shore, William
  • Silverthorn, John
  • Smart, Daniel
  • Smart, Richard
  • Smith, Thomas
  • Smith, William
  • Stanley, William
  • Strong, James
  • Stow, James
  • Stone, Charles
  • Stone, martin
  • Stogdell, John
  • Summers, John
  • Trotter, Joseph
  • Usher, John
  • Young, John
  • Charlotte - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. 100 male convicts & 24 female convicts boarded. Ships Master was Thomas Gilbert.

Convicts:

  • Acres, Thomas
  • Anderson, John
  • Anderson, Fanny
  • Bloodsworth, James
  • Bryant, William
  • Larne, James
  • Legg, George
  • Limeburner, John
  • Limpus, Thomas
  • Lightfoot, Samuel
  • Lynch, Ann
  • O'Craft, John
  • Poole, Jane (1768-1826)
  • Poore/Power/Poor, William
  • Small, John (c. 1761-1850)
  • Smith, Ann
  • Smith, Edward
  • Smith, Hannah
  • Smith, John
  • Smith, William
  • Spencer, Daniel
  • Squires, James
  • Stephens, John Morris
  • Stewart, Margaret
  • Underwood, James
  • Vickery, William
  • Woolley, Samuel - Married to Sarah Woolley. Sentenced together.
  • Woolley, Sarah - Married to Samuel Woolley. Sentenced together.
  • Friendship - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 19 Jan 1788. 80 male convicts boarded. 24 female convicts boarded and traveled to Cape of Good Hope. Ships Master was Francis Walton.

Convicts:

  • Baldwin, Ruth (alias Bowyer)
  • Barrow, Scott
  • Best, John
  • Bishop, Joseph
  • Baughan, John
  • Brand, Curtis
  • Bryant, Michael
  • Keable, Henry (1764-1846)
  • Lambeth, John
  • Lavell, Henry (aka Lovell)
  • Leary, Jeremiah
  • Legrove, Stephen
  • Lyde, John
  • Neal, James
  • Oldfield, Thomas
  • Oldfield, Isabella
  • Owen, Joseph
  • Phyfield, Roger - alias Twyfield
  • Sidaway, Robert
  • Strech, Thomas - aka Stretch
  • Thackery, Elizabeth
  • Lady Penrhyn - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. 102 female convicts boarded. Ships Master was William Cropton Server.

Convicts:

  • Abell, Mary
  • Adams, Mary
  • Allen, Mary
  • Allen, Jamasun
  • Anderson, Elizabeth
  • Baker, Martha
  • Beckford, Elizabeth
  • Dawson, Margaret
  • Dickenson, Mary
  • Fowles, Ann
  • Fownes, Margaret
  • Gabel, Mary
  • Gascoygne, Olive/Olivia
  • George, Anne
  • Hall, Sarah
  • Howard, Esther (c. 1750-1789)
  • Inett, Ann
  • Jackson, Jane
  • Jackson, Mary
  • Langley, Jane
  • Lawrence, Mary
  • Lee, Elizabeth
  • Lewis, Sophia
  • Leonard, Elizabeth
  • Levy, Amelia
  • Lock, Mary
  • Love, Mary
  • Martin, Ann
  • Mullens, Hannah
  • Munro, Lydia
  • Needham, Elizabeth
  • Norton, Phebe
  • Osborne, Elizabeth - alias Jones
  • Parker, Mary (c. 1758-1824)
  • Read, Ann
  • Sandlin, Ann - alias Lynes
  • Slater, Sarah
  • Smith, Ann
  • Smith, Catherine
  • Smith, Mary
  • Springham, Mary
  • Yates, Nancy

Free Settlers:

  • Prince of Wales - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. 100 female convicts boarded. Ships Master was John Mason.

Convicts:

  • Allen, Susannah
  • Ault, Sarah
  • Darnell/Dowling, Margaret(1767-1834)
  • Forbes, Ann (1771-1851)
  • Lara, Flora
  • Laycock, Caroline
  • Long, Mary
  • Scott, Elizabeth
  • Smith, Catherine
  • Spence, Mary
  • Youngson, Elizabeth - Burglary with a value of 60 shillings.
  • Youngson, George
  • Scarborough - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 19 Jan 1788. 210 male convicts boarded. Ships Master was Captain John Marshall.

Convicts:

  • Abrams, Henry
  • Adams, John
  • Agley, Richard
  • Allen, Charles
  • Archer, John
  • Arscott, John
  • Atkinson, George
  • Ayners, John
  • Barsby, George
  • Barland, George
  • Balding, James (alias William & Baldwin)
  • Bell, William
  • Boggis, William
  • Harris, John
  • Hattom, Joseph
  • Ingram, Benjamin
  • Irvine, John
  • Lacy, Tahlia
  • Lane, Richard
  • Lane, William
  • Lawrell, John
  • Levy, Joseph
  • Leary, John
  • List, George
  • Lucas, Nathaniel
  • Newland, John
  • Neal, John
  • Nicholls, John
  • Nunn, Robert
  • Owen, John
  • Peat, Charles
  • Roberts, William
  • Sampson, Peter
  • Selshire, Samuel
  • Seymour, john
  • Shiers, James
  • Smith, Edward
  • Smith, James
  • Smith, John
  • Smith, Thomas
  • Smith, William
  • Smith, William
  • Snaleham, William
  • Stuart, James
  • Stanton, Thomas
  • Vincent, Henry
  • Walbourne, James
  • 'Whitton, Edward
  • Wilding, John - alias Warren. Died diring the passage to Port Jackson.
  • Wolff, Jack
  • Yardsley, Thomas

Food and Supply Transports

  • Golden Grove - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. Ships Master was William Sharp.
  • Fishburn - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. Ships Master was Robert Brown.
  • Borrowdale - Departed England 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay 20 Jan 1788. Ships Master was Houston Reed.

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