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Marine Private Thomas Halfpenny (.......1809)

 

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  • Born :
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sirius "
  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 26. Oct 1791
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 1809
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine Willmot
  • Born : 1769
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Convict
  • Date Arrived : 1789
  • Ship Arrived on : "Lady Juliana"
  • Date Married : 26. June 1794
  • Where Married: Norfolk Island
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
     
    Area Settled :
    Parramatta
    Children :
    1 . One child ELLEN MAGILL (b.......d.)
     
    History & Achievements :
    Thomas Halfpenny enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 35th Portsmouth Company,
    . Thomas was stationed on board the " Sirius " and on the 4th of May 1787 set sail for Australia. he was onboard only one day prior to the ship sailing as a replacement. Following his arrival , he was detached to the Port Jackson Garrison . October the 26th 1791 ,Thomas went via the "Atlantic" to Norfolk Island to settle and was granted 60 acres at Arthur's Vale.
    Left Norfolk Island on the 10th of April 1796 via the ship " Supply". In Parramatta and surrounds he
    rented land and sold goods to the government stores . In March of 1809, Thomas held a wine and Spirit Licence at Parramatta.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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