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A list of  Marine Officers , Marines , Ships Crews and Officials , with families. Who arrived January 26, 1788, as part of the Fleet.   

Arranged by ship

"Note" if the person has a link then they have their own page

Watkin Tench The Settlement at Port Jackson Appendix A list of the Civil and Military Establishments in New South Wales is at the end of page 

WHITTLE Thomas Unknown Marine drummer WHITTLE Unknown Marine's child Born Sydney Cove 26 01 1788, first child born in Sydney Born On board ship . WHITTLE Elizabeth Unknown Marine's wife

1 . H.M.S. Supply.

 The Supply oldest and smallest of the ships 170 tons and 70 feet long. Carried 50 personnel  and was Mastered  by Captain Henry Bull, . The early part of her life is primarily unknown ,  built in America in 1759 as an armed trader and was commissioned by the Admiralty in October 1786. She left Portsmouth  on 13 May 1787 arrived at Botany Bay on 18th January 1788. She was the link between the colony and Norfolk Island  making 10 trips On 17 April 1790 she was sent to Batavia for supplies, returning on 19 September, having chartered a Dutch vessel, the Waaksamheid, to follow with more stores. Supply left Port Jackson on 26 November 1791  reaching Plymouth on 21 April 1792.Purchased at auction in  England and re named  the 'Thomas & Nancy'. The ship carried coal on the Thames until around 1806. Her final fate is unknown as yet.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
    Captains
    Lieutenants
Marines
  • Sergeants

  • Quarter Master

  • JAY Richard  Quartermaster

  • Corporals

  • TOLBERT Peter  Marine corporal Died on voyage

  • Drummers

  • Marine Privates  ;

  • JONES John Jones Marine private

  • NEVITT Thomas Marine private

  • ROGERS James  Marine private  
    RICHARDSON Richard  

  • STANDFIELD Daniel   , SCULLEY Thomas , . SMITH William 38th

  • TOMLINSON , William   , THORNE John , . TODD William

  • MATHEWS James , .

2 . H.M.S. Sirius.

 PHILLIP Arthur HMS Sirius Captain Commodore of Fleet & 1st Governor of NSW Royal Navy

Built in 1780 as the 'Berwick' for the East India company. Nearly destroyed  in a fire,  bought and rebuilt by the navy in 1786 and renamed 'H.M.S Sirius'. In Port Jackson, she remained  a supply ship, sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in October 1788 to obtain food supplies . Following her return she was sailed to Norfolk Island where she sank on the 14th of April, 1790. Being 540 tons and Mastered  by Captain John Hunter.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Lieutenants
  • FURZER James  1st Lieutenant Marines & Quartermaster , COLLINS David  (Lieutenant)
    DAWS William 2nd Lieutenant
  • KING Philip Gidley  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Navy Became 3rd Governor of NSW
  • LONG John 2nd Lieutenant & Adjutant of Marines
  • MAXWELL George William  Sirius 3rd Lieutenant Marines
Marines
  • Quartermaster HACKING Henry 

  • Sergeants

  • CHAMPION Edward  Marine Sergeant PACKER William Marine Sergeant
    Corporals BACON Samuel   Marine corporal, BACON Jane Marine's wife BACON Elizabeth Marine's child , John   GILBOURN Andrew  Marine corporal,  GILBOURN Margaret Marine's wife

  • Drummers

  • FREEBOURNE [FREEBORNE] Alexander  Marine drummer, , HUGHES, William,   Marine Drummer , REYNOLDS Charles   Marine drummer STEPHENS Robert Mount   Marine drummer, WEST John  Marine drummer

  • Marine Privates  ; ANGELL James (also Angel)  Marine private ,  ASSELL John    Marine private

  • BATCHELOR , John,  1st Marines "drowned 1788    Marine private BATES , John, 1st Marines " Drowned 23rd July 1790 " ,  BISHOP Thomas Marine Private,

  • CABLE William , Marine Private

  • DUKES , Thomas,  Marine private DEMPSEY , William,  Marine private, DINGER Edward Marine private DINGER Elizabeth Marines Wife , DOLAN Edward Marine private   , . DUKES , Richard (also Dykes), 1st Marines"executed 1789 "

  •  EDMONSTON [EDMONSTONE]    Marine private . ESCOT Johnathan Marine private

  •  FLEMMING George   Marine private ,  FARR Isaac  Marine private
  • GARVIN Thomas   Marine private ,  GILBOURNE [GILBORNE] Andrew   Marine private,  GILBOURNE [GILBORNE] Margaret   Marine's wife ,  GOODWIN Philip   Marine private GOWEN John  Marine private GILBERT Stephen  Marine private
  • HERITAGE Charles  Marine private , HALFPENNY, Thomas,   Marine private  HALLAM William Marine private HAND Andrew Marine private
  •  KING , Samuel  Marine private KNIGHT  Richard Marine private
  •  MUNDAY , John  Marine  private,  MUNDAY Ann  Marine's wife , MUNDAY Edward  Marine's child  MURPHY, Michael  Marine McKEON , Patrick (also McQuen), 1st Marines" Died Illness 1790 ". , McMANUS, James (also McMANIS )   Marine private MITCHELL William Marine private
  • OVERTON Edward Marine private
  • PARSONS , Henry, Marine private PRATER Charles Marine,
  • PETRIE Henry
  • RADFORD Joseph  Marine private REYNOLS Charles  Marine private
  • ROSS John Alexander  ,  Major Ross's son & Volunteer Marine
  • ROSSER ( Rossen)  Henry
  • SCOTT Thomas  Marine private  SCOTT June [Jane]  Marine's wife SCOTT Elizabeth Marine's child
  •  STANDLY , William   Marine private
  • TARR , Isaac (also Farr) Marine private , THOMAS Samuel  Marine private THOMAS Ann  Marine's wife TUNKS William (also Tonks )  Marine private TURNER John  Marine private TURNER Susan Marine's wife
  • WIGFALL Samuel  Marine  WILLIAMS James( John )  Marine private WILLIAMSON John  Marine private WEST John  Marine private
  • Convicts who enlisted in  the Army
  • WILKINSON  Francis
  •  

3 . Alexander.

She weighed in at  452 tons, 114 ft long and 31 ft at the beam, the Alexander was mastered by Duncan Sinclair. Carried 195 male convicts. She was the largest ship in the fleet.  Built in Hull, England in 1783, Very little is know once she retuned to England. But she was struck from records in 1808

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Captains
  • Lieutenants
  • JOHNSTONE [JOHNSTON] John   First Lieutenant Marines  served in the Dutch navy,  He returned to England in 1792 and was promoted captain-lieutenant  He died on 29 November 1794 in England
  •  SHARPE James Maitland   First Lieutenant Marines
  • One of the few officers who decided to remain in the settlement for a second term. He  returned to England and was promoted to captain lieutenant in may 1795, and a captain in November. He died   1795
Marines

4. Borrowdale

She weighed in at 375 tons, was 75 ft long and had a beam of 22ft. Built at Sunderland in England in 1785,.  Very little is know once she retuned to England. But she was struck from records.  Mastered  by Master Readthorn Hobson,

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
    Captains
    Lieutenants

 

 

Marines
  • Sergeants

  • Corporals

  • Drummers

  • Marine Privates  ;

5 . Charlotte

The Charlotte was a  Transport ship, built on the River Thames  in  1784, and weighing 345 tons. She carried 88 male and 20 female convicts
Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
    Captains
    TENCH Watkin  Captain Lieutenant Marines Official Scribe
    Lieutenants
    POULDEN John 1st Lieutenant Marines  Servant to Captain Collins , CRESWELL [CRESSWELL] John 1st Lieutenant Marines 
    (  CRESSWELL ) ,  Susan  Marine's wife
Marines
  • Sergeants

  • BAKER , William  Marine sergeant DEVAN [DIVAN] Edward  Marine sergeant , DEVAN [DIVAN] Jane   Marine's wife , DEVAN [DIVAN] Edward    Marine's child

  • Corporals

  • ANDERSON Alexander , . BAGLEY James Marine corporal, BAGLEY Maria [Marie]   Marine's child, BAGLEY Sarah   Marine's wife

  • Drummers

  • Marine Privates

  • BAKER , James 1st Marines" executed 1789   BULL William   Marine private BACON Samuel Marine private

  • CONNELL , Patrick (also Conly) (also Conyly),  Marine private ,CHEW John   Marine Private ,CRESWELL Daniel

  • Charlotte ,CRESWELL Marine's wife Died on voyage  also  

  • Mary COOK   Marine's  Wife , .  Thurs 18 Oct 1787  "Mrs Cook a drummers wife was buried in the coffin at 1/2 past 6 p.m. (that belonged to the Charlotte Transport.)" Buried at Table Bay Cape Town

  • CHADWICK William  Marine Private

  • DEMPSEY , William,  Marine private, DWAN Edward  Marine Private

  • EDMONSTON , William, , . 1st Marines" Died 1789 "

  • JONES , John, " 1st Marines Died 1788 "

  • KING , William,  Marine Private

  •  McMANUS, James (also McMANIS ), , Marine Private

  • PARSONS Henry , .
  • TYNAN , Thomas  Marine private TIMINS Thomas  Marine Private

  • REILLY , James , Marine Private

  • WHITE James , .
  •  

6 . Fishburn

She weighed in  378 tons. Built at Whitby in 1780. She was one on the  stores Ships, She disappeared from  records after returning to England . Mastered  by Master Robert Brown 

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers

 

 

Marines
  • Sergeants

  • Corporals

  • Drummers

  • Marine Privates  ;

7 . Friendship

She weighed in at  274 tons and 75 feet long Mastered by  Francis Walton. Built in Scarborough in 1784, she carried 76 male and 21 female convicts. On her return voyage to England her crew came down with scurvy many died leaving her short of crew. As a consequence , she was scuttled in the straights of Madagascar . With the survivors transferred to the Alexander.

 

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
Marines

8 .Golden Grove

She weighed in at 375 tons . She  returned to England to work the London Jamaica Trade route  she disappeared from records after 1804. Built in 1780 at Whitby, Mastered  by Master Sharp

Ships Crew , Officials

 

Marines and family on board

Officers
  •  
    Captains
  •  
    Lieutenants
Marines
  • Sergeants

  • Corporals

  • Drummers

  • Marine Privates  

9 .  Lady Penrhyn

She weighed in at  333 tons, Mastered by Master William Sever. Built at the Thames in 1786, Carried 101 female convicts. Returned to England , Traded between London - Jamaica ,  Captured in 1811 in the West Indies.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Captains
  • CAMPBELL James   Marine Captain
  • Lieutenants
  • JOHNSTON , George  1st Lieutenant marines,  COLLINS William  2nd Lieutenant marines
Marines

10 .  Scarborough

She weighed in at 430 tons, Carried 208 male convicts. Built at Scarborough in1782. Sailed back to England and returned to Port Jackson in the Second fleet. Mastered  by Master John Marshall.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Captains 
  •  SHEA John  Marine captain
  •  
    Lieutenants
  • KELLOW Robert  First Lieutenant Marines

 

Marines

11 . Prince Of Wales

 She weighed  350 tons carried only one male convict and 49 female convicts. Mastered  by Master John Mason. Built at the Thames in 1786. She operated in England until 1797 when her registration was transferred to Fort Royal, Martinique,

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers

    Captains
    Lieutenants
    DAVEY [DAVY] Thomas Prince of Wales 1st Lieutenant Marines
    TIMINS Thomas Prince of Wales 1st Lieutenant Marines
Marines
  • Sergeants

  • SCOTT James  Marine sergeant 
  • SCOTT Jane Marines Wife, SCOTT Marines Child.,
  • PERRY William Marine sergeant,  PERRY Ann  Marine's wife
  • Corporals ,

  • CHAPMAN Thomas  Marine corporal ,CHAPMAN Jane [Janet]   Marine's wife , CHAPMAN Elizabeth   Marine's child

  • GOUGH Thomas Marine corporal, GOUGH  Joanna   Marine's wife, GOUGH Joseph  Marine's child

  • Drummers

    PARFETT [PARFITT, John  Marine drummer PARFETT [PARFITT, Sarah  Marine's wife PARFETT [PARFITT, James  Marine's child

  • Marine Privates  ;

  • BARRISFORD , John,  Marine     ,  BARRISFORD  Hannah Marine's wife  

  • DOUGHERTY Arthur   Marine private, DOUGHERTY Judah   Marine's wife, DOUGHERTY Daniel   Marine's child DARGIN, Peter (also Dargan)    Marine private ,  DAVIS  John   Marine private  ,DAVIS Martha  Marine's wifeDAVIS Jane   Marine's child,   DAVEY Thomas Marine private

  • HARMSWORTH, Thomas  Marine private , HARMSWORTH, Alice  Marine's wife , HARMSWORTH, Ann   Marine's child, HARMSWORTH,  John Unknown   child ,   HUME John Marine Private  HUME Sarah Marine's wife

  • JACKSON Thomas   Marine private , JACKSON Agnes  Marine's wife

  •  KENNEDY John Marine Private KENNEDY Mary   Marine's wife

  • NASH, William,  

  •  RICHARDS , Lawrence  Marine private RICHARDS Mary  Marine's wife REDMAN John   Marine private, REDMAN Elizabeth Marines Wife RYAN Robert Marine    Unknown

  • RICHARDS  Lawrence Born 1759 Father of Samuel & William below Enlisted England 1788 Private arrived 26/1/1788 " Prince of Wales   " Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • RICHARDS  Samuel Born 1788 on board the Prince of Wales. Son of Lawrence above Enlisted Sydney 4/1/1800 Drummer arrived 26/1/1788 " Prince of Wales   " Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • RICHARDS  William 1 Born 1790 in Sydney . Son of Lawrence above Enlisted Sydney 23/10/1801 Private Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • SCOTT Thomas Marine private, 

  • TOLAN Michael , .Marine private , TURNER John Marine private

  • WRIGHT Henry  Marine private WRIGHT Ann Marine's wife WRIGHT Mathew Prince of Wales  WRIGHT Mary   Marine's wife WRIGHT Mary Ann  Marine's child

Persons aboard unknown ships at present

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Lieutenants
  • MAXWELL James Unknown 1st Lieutenant Marines
Marines
  • Corporals

  • BREXEY [BRIXLEY] Charles Unknown Marine corporal

  • WINSTEAD [John Unknown Marine corporal

  • Drummers

  •  COX Joseph Unknown Marine drummer,

  • Marine Privates  ;

Watkin Tench
The Settlement at Port Jackson
Appendix
A list of the Civil and Military Establishments in New South Wales
Governor and Commander in Chief, His Excellency Arthur Phillip, Esq.
Lieutenant Governor, Robert Ross, Esq.
Judge of the Admiralty Court, Robert Ross, Esq.
Chaplain of the Settlement, the Rev. Richard Johnson.
Judge Advocate of the Settlement, David Collins, Esq.
Secretary to the Governor, David Collins, Esq.
Surveyor General, Augustus Alt, Esq.
Commissary of Stores and Provisions, Andrew Miller, Esq.
Assistant Commissary, Mr. Zechariah Clarke.
Provost Martial, who acts as Sheriff of Cumberland County, Mr. Henry Brewer.
Peace Officer, Mr. James Smith.
MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT.
His Majesty’s Ship ‘Sirius’, John Hunter, Esq. Commander. Lieutenants, Bradley, King, Maxwell.
His Majesty’s armed Brig, ‘Supply’, Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, Commander.
FOUR COMPANIES OF MARINES
Major Robert Ross, Commandant.
CAPTAINS COMMANDING COMPANIES
James Campbell, John Shea, Captain Lieutenants, James Meredith, Watkin Tench.
FIRST LIEUTENANTS
George Johnson, John Johnson, John Creswell, James Maitland Shairp, Robert Nellow, Thomas Davey, James Furzer, Thomas Timins, John Poulden.
SECOND LIEUTENANTS
Ralph Clarke, John Long, William Dawes, William Feddy.
Adjutant, John Long.
Quarter Master, James Furzer.
Aide de Camp to the Governor, George Johnson.
Officer of Engineers and Artillery, William Dawes.
HOSPITAL ESTABLISHMENT.
Surgeon General of the Settlement, John White, Esq.
First Assistant, Mr. Dennis Considen.
Second Assistant, Mr. Thomas Arndell.
Third Assistant, Mr. William Balmain.

 

References
 (1)  Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4

(N>L)  National Library Canberra

References
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