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Marine Private William Baxter ( c. 1757....1830)

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  • Born : circa 1757
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier /
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan. 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Alexander "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : Marine
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 5. April 1792
  • Where Discharged : Norfolk Island
  • Enlisted R.N.S.W. Corps : 5. April 1792
  • Where Enlisted : Norfolk Island
  • Date of Discharge : 6 April 1797
  • Re-Enlisted R.N.S.W. Corps : 25 March 1800
  • Date of Discharge : 25 March 1803
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Date Buried : 13. Aug . 1830 age 73
  • Where Died / Buried : St Peter's Richmond New South Wales
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  • Partner's Name : Mary Watts
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  • Date Arrived : 1791
  • Ship Arrived on : "Mary Ann"
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Weir
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  • Where Born : Dublin Ireland
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  • Date Married : 7. July. 1803
  • Where Married : St John's Church Parramatta
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  • Date Arrived : 1793
  • Ship Arrived on : "Sugar Cane "
  • Died : 26 October 1828
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    Children :
    1 . John Mathew Hunter Baxter (b.11/11/1792.......d.1828 ) to Mary Watts

    History & Achievements :

     

    Marine Private William Baxter enlisted in the 32nd Portsmouth Company of the Royal Marines. Following
    his arrival in Port Jackson he was attached to Captain James Meredith's Company. On March the 4th 1790 he was transferred to Norfolk Island where he remained until April 5th 1792. On this date en enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Corps & in 1794 sailed on the ship" Daedaulus " to Sydney
    Following his discharge he establishes an 25 acre farm at the Field of Mars he recieved 20 acres at
    Bankstown on the 28th of May 1799 and a further 160 acres on the 12th of March 1800. he recieved a further 50 acres mid 1802 and on June 1803 a further 80 acres at Evan. Farming was not his wish and he disposed of the lot only to become a labour at Windsor in 1814 until 1822,ended up a pauper.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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