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

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  • Thomas Spencer, soldier "Scarborough" 1788 (1759 - 1821)
    Thomas SPENCER was born c1759 He arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Scarborough" as a private marine 50th (Portsmouth) Company. On the 4/3/1790 he was sent to Norfolk Island on "Sirius" which ...
  • William Saltmarsh, convict "Alexander" 1788 (c.1770 - d.)
    born c1770 - sentenced 7 years William SALTMARSH was charged at Kingston SURREY ENG with two counts of theft. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation. Described as a labourer and living in the par...
  • Alexander McDonald, free "Friendship" 1788 (1745 - 1821)
    Alexander McDONALD was born c1745 He was a private marine 20th (Portsmouth) Company and arrived in Sydney Cove on "Friendship" on 26/1/1788. He had a relationship with Mary PHILLIPS in 1789. On 18/...
  • John Colethread, free "Lady Penrhyn" 1788 (1761 - 1802)
    John COLETHREAD aka COULTHREAD, COULTHARD was born about 1761 Carlisle, UK He arrived in Sydney Cove on the 26/1/1788 on the "Lady Penrhyn" as a private marine, 58th Company. His son James COLETHREAD...
  • Joseph Downey, free 'Lady Penrhyn' 1788 (deceased)
    Joseph DOWNEY was a seaman aboard the "Lady Penrhyn" which arrived in Sydney Cove 26/1/1788. Whilst aboard the "Lady Penrhyn" Joseph and Sarah BELLAMY conceived a child who was born either at sea or ...

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:

  • HMS Sirius
  • HMS Supply

Convict Transports

Convicts:

Convicts:

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

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:

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

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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