Captain John Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]

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Captain John Grono

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: May 04, 1847 (80)
Ebenezer, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Place of Burial: Hawkesbury , New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Joel Grono and Jane Gronow
Husband of Elizabeth Grono and Elizabeth (Bristow) Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]
Father of Jane McKenzie - Mitchell; Elizabeth (Grono) Hartley, Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799; John Grono, Free Settler "Elizabeth" 1827; Frances Hall, Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799; Maria Jane Mills - Mobbs and 7 others

Occupation: Sailor-Boatswain Mate Royal Navy, Ship's captain, ship owner, ship builder, farmer., Shipbuilder, Ship Captain/Farmer, Boatswain, Sealer, Boatbuilder, Ships Captain
Immigration to Australia: Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799
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About Captain John Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]

Captain John GRONO
Occupation: Sailor-Boatswain Mate Royal Navy, Ship's captain, ship owner, ship builder, farmer.

John was born c1767 Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales

  • On the 25/7/1790 he entered "HMS Royal William" as an AB
  • On the 28/7/1790 he was transferred to "HMS Marlborough"
  • On the 14/10/1790 while at Portsmouth he deserted from "HMS Marlborough".
  • On the 7/2/1793 he entered "HMS Enterprise" as an AB7.
  • On the 8/2/1793 he was transferred to "HMS Venus". By the 7/4/1793 he had been promoted to the rank of Boatswain Mate.
  • On the 5/3/1794 he was discharged to hospital with a violent contusion on the left thigh.
  • On leaving hospital he entered "HMS Diana" on the 7/7/1794.
  • He was discharged from "HMS Diana" on the 18/12/1795 as unfit.
  • On the 7/1/1798 he enters "HMS Buffalo" as an AB.
  • On the 7/12/1798 he is promoted to Boatswain Mate.
  • Arrived in Sydney Cove as Boatswain Mate in the "HMS Buffalo" 4/5/1799.
  • On 31/7/1799 John Grono, on the orders of Governor Hunter, was transferred from the "HMS Buffalo" to the Colonial Vessel "Francis" where he served as First Officer.
  • He had left the Colonial Vessels by June 1802 when he is farming in partership with James Ryan. John owned , captained and built a number of vessels.
  • He is claimed to have built seven vessels. The following four vessels can definately be traced to Grono's yard:
    • "Elizabeth"(84 tons), "Industry"(87 tons),
    • "Australian"(270 tons) 1829, and
    • "Governor Bourke"(200 tons)1833.
  • While building the "Australian" he had, at the same time, on the stocks a boat of 18 foot keel, a punt 30 foot long, and was repairing the "Minerva" a brig belonging to Daniel Cooper and Solomon Levey.
  • Other vessels owned by John Grono include the "Speedwell", "Unity", "Governor Bligh" and "Branch".

John married Elisabeth BRISTOWE on 20/7/1790 in Surrey, England and they had the following children in England

  • Elizabeth 1791
  • John 1793

When John was sent to Australia as crew on "Buffalo" he brought his wife + daughter Elizabeth with him. Son James came to Australia in 1827.

  • Frances 1798 was born on the voyage.

John and Elizabeth had the following children in Australia

  • Maria 1800
  • Jane 1802
  • Margaret 1804
  • William 1805
  • Ann 1806
  • John Joel 1809
  • James Alexander 1810
  • Matilda 1815
  • Thomas 1818

John died 4/5/1847 Pitt Town, Hawkesbury and was buried 6/5/1847 at the entrance to Ebenezer Church


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grono
http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I51806&ged=purnellmccord.ged http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gronofamily/index_files/history.htm


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Captain John Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]'s Timeline

1767
January 1, 1767
Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
1791
1791
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1793
January 1, 1793
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1798
1798
On board ship near the Cape of Good Hope on board HMS BUFFALO
1800
December 1, 1800
NSW, Australia
1803
1803
Berry Hill Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia
1804
December 31, 1804
Berry Hill Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia
1805
June 19, 1805
New South Wales, Australia