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

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  • Mary (Gamble) Rice - Wilkinson [Convict "Lady Penrhyn" 1788] (1749 - d.)
    Mary GABEL / GABLE / GAMBOL / GAMBLE was born c1749 Mary was convicted and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Lady Penrhyn" Mary was sent to Norfolk Is...
  • Micah Morton [Crew "Sirius" 1788] (1760 - 1810)
    Micah MORTON was born 1760 England Micah married Mary ? on 17/12/1784 at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England Micah was the Ship's Master of "Sirius" when it left England however he was invalided hom ...
  • Newton Digby Fowell [Crew "Sirius" 1788] (1768 - 1790)
    Newton Digby FOWELL was born 30/7/1768 Blackhall, Devon, England (second son of John FOWELL and Mary DIGBY) Newton was a Midshipman in Royal Navy and he arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Sirius...
  • Joseph Caldwell [Crew "Sirius" 1788] (1753 - 1788)
    Joseph CALDWELL was born c1753 Joseph was a Seaman in Royal Navy and he arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Sirius" Joseph died 31/12/1788 at sea LINKS
  • Joshua Coward [Marine "Scarborough" 1788] (deceased)
    Joshua COWARD was a Private in Royal Marines and he arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Scarborough". Joshua left the colony for England in 1793 on "Atlantic" LINKS

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.

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Ships of the First Fleet

Naval Escort

The fleet included two Royal Navy escort ships:

Convict Transports

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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