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Marine Private John Colethread ( Coulthread ) .

( c 1761...1802)

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  • Born : circa 1761
  • Where Born : Carlisle
  • Baptised :29 November 1761 St Mary's Carlisle
  • Occupation : Soldier / Tailor
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lady Penrhyn "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 28. Sept 1778
  • Where Enlisted : Carlisle , Cumberland
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 13. August. 1802
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney / Sydney Burial Ground
  • Parents Names : John Coulthard (b....d.) Sarah Beck (b......d.)
  • 1st Partner's Name : Ann Colpitts
  • Born : 1756
  • Where Born :Durham, England
  • Baptised : 25 November 1756
  • Occupation :  
  • Date Arrived : 26. January . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : Lady Penrhyn Convict
  • Died : 3 August 1832
  • Where Died / Buried : Kissing Point (Ryde), NSW
  • Partner 's Parents :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Catherine Mooney
  • Born :
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : ? Convict
  • Date Arrived : 26. Jan . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Mary Ann "
  • Date Married : 15. Sept . 1793
  • Where Married : Parramatta
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse 's Parents :
  • Some information supplied by John Buxton John@teletrak.com.au
    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Kissing Point . Parramatta
    Children :
    1 . James Colethread ( b..England....d.) James came with his father on board " Lady Penrhyn "  died  5 May 1789 Mother Ann Colpitts Convict Lady Penrhyn Buried Old Sydney Burial Grounds   C/D
    2 . John Colethread (bapt 8/1/1789 .Sydney ..d.20/4/1789 Sydney .) Mother : Ann Colpitts
    3 . John Colethread ( b. May 1790. Rose Hill .....d.) Mother : Ann Colpitts
    4 . Grace Colethread (b.24/12/1798.....d.) no record of death but she would have died young as another child was given the same name. Mother : Elizabeth Catherine Mooney
    5 . Grace Colethread (b.1/9/1800.....d.) Mother : Elizabeth Catherine Mooney
    6 . Sarah Colethread (b.....d.) Mother : Elizabeth Catherine Mooney

    History & Achievements :

    John Colethread began his military life as a member of the Chatham Division of the Royal Marines. Listed
    as No 93 of the 100th Company. Transferred to the 24th Company , the 68th Company and finally to the 58th Plymouth Company. Upon his arival in Port Jackson he served as part of Captain James Campbell's Company. Following his discharge he recieved a grant of 80 acres at the Field of Mars , followed by another in 1794 of 30 acres at Dinner Point. This 30 acres he did not farm but chose to give it up. He purchased a block of land at Concord but again this block was not used. No record has been found showing the presence of his wife on board the " Lady Penrhyn "
    Ann Wise . Surgeon Bowes recorded a child named 'John Colepits' as born on the voyage. There is no record of his baptism or death in the colony, nor his presence on the fleet. She married Thomas Smith in 1791 and had 3 children by him Ann lived with Joseph Hatton from 1800 - there is no record of a marriage, although she was known as Mrs. Hatton in the area. She had one son by Joseph     The register for Land Grants records another  land grant to John Colethread, 100 acres in the district of Evan (near Penrith). dated 5 Aug 1806.
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  • Reference R.S.T & R.M
    History And Archives/Old Sydney Burial  Ground.
     -Inventory of Burials 1792-1820  City of Sydney Historical Program
    Researched Cathy Dunn C/D
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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