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Marine James Angell (Angel) (.....)

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  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Shingler / Soldier ,
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan. 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sirius "
  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment Royal Marines : 10. June. 1775
  • Date of Discharge : 2. July. 1788
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date Enlistment R.N.S.W. corps : 9. March. 1793
  • Date of Discharge : 27. July. 1798
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Date Re Enlistment R.N.S.W. corps : 30 January 1800
  • Deserted : 1803
  • Struck of Books : September 1807
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    Marine James Angell (Angel) enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 26th Portsmouth
    Company, 1st Royal Marines He enlisted as a Marine . James was stationed on board the " Sirius " and on the 24th of Feb 1787 set sail for Australia. Upon his arrival he was discharged : 2. July. 1788 and attached to Captain Meriedith's company as a shingle maker . On the 4th of March 1790 he sailed to Norfolk Island on the ship "Supply". where he received a grant of 60 acres at Queenborough on the 21st of February 1792. On the 9th of March 1793 he left Norfolk Island on board the ship "Kitty" and it was on the same day he enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment . James discharged from the Regiment on the 27th of July 1789.
    James served as an overseer on Captain Prentices farm before being charged with fraudulent conduct.
    James had received a grant of 140 acres at Bankstown. Farming life or finances may have not suited James for he rejoined the Royal New South Wales Regiment in 1800. He was struck from record in September of 1807 as a Deserter
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    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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