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Marine Private John Folly ( Folley) (c.1749.....1830)

 

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  • Born : Circa 1749
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Stonemason / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26th Jan 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Friendship "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Plymouth
  • Date of Discharge : 23. April. 1793
  • Where Discharged : Norfolk ISland
  • Died : 19. March 1830
  • Where Died / Buried : Hobart
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine Heyland
  • Born : c.1755
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :Convict
  • Date Arrived : 1789
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lady Juliana "
  • Died : 1820
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married : Sydney
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Queensborough Tasmania
    Children :
    1 . John Folly b.7/11/1792.....d)
    2 . James Folly (b.1795......d)

    History & Achievements :

     
    John Folly enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 47th Portsmouth Company
    was stationed on board the " Friendship " and on the ship set sail for Australia. Upon his arrival he was attached to Captain James Meredith's Company. He worked as a stone mason to suppliment his military wage . On March the 4th 1790 he was sent via the ship "Supply" to Norfolk Island were he eventually recieved a grant of 60 acres at Drummond's Run . He was appointed Master Mason.
    On September the 7th 1793 he was appointed Constable at Crestwell bay and Westpoint Stream's .John finally left Norfolk Island on the 26th of December 1807 via the ship "Porpoise after becoming a first class settler. He gained land at Queensborough Tasmania. John died in Hobart Town aged 81
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  • References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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