John Assell enlisted in the
Royal marines as part of the 41st Portsmouth Company 1st
He served as part of the convict
guard on board the ship "H.M.S. Sirius."
prior to its departure from England. Richard sailed with the ship to Port
Jackson and arrived as part of the First Fleet. John remained in Sydney and
worked as a Gardener on garden Island. Garden
Island began 10 days after the Fleet arrived in 1788 when CAPT Phillip gave
it to the crew of the SIRIUS to grow their vegetables.
He disappears from records after 1791
Family Members, Military records ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church
Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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short Historical value only,