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Marine Private Isaac Archer (c.1754......1836)

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  • Born : circa 1754
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan. 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Alexander"
  • Rank on Discharge : Marine / Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 3.Feb.1792
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : `4. June 1836
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney Burial Grounds
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  • Spouse's Name : Sarah Burdo
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  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Married : June 1800
  • Where Married : Sydney
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Date Arrived :
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  • Died : 1834
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney Burial Grounds
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
     Field of Mars, near Parramatta.
    Children :
    5 Children

    History & Achievements :

    Marine Private Isaac Archer enlisted in the 20th Portsmouth Company 1st Royal Marines . Following his
    arrival in Port Jackson he was attached to Captain James Campbell's Company. Isaac's name appears on a protest letter with several others complaining of the stoppage of the Grog allowance.
    Following his discharge he established an 80 acre farm at the Field of Mars on 3rd of February
    1792. He married his wife Sarah in June of 1794. By 1800 he owned a further 15 acres at The Field of Mars Sydney & eventually owned a total of 240 acres.
    In 1828 he and Sarah were recorded as house holders in Clarence Street in Sydney. He passed away in
    1836 at the age of 82. He was at this time still listed as a householder at Clarence Street. Isaac did not re-join the Royal New South Wales Regiment as others had.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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