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Private John Harmsworth ( Aimsworth ) (c1788...1860)

Back To . . . The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
73rd 1st Battalion Highland Regiment
  • Born : 1788
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26th Jan 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Prince of Wales "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private.
  • Date of Enlistment : 4. Dec 1794  Drummer . enlisted age 6, son of dead marine  , .
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Date Transferred 73rd Reg : 1810
  • Date of Discharge : September 1820
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  • Died : 21 . Sept 1860
  • Where Died / Buried : Clarence Plains
  • Parents Names : HARMSWORTH, Thomas (.....1788) Alice Ellis (b.17548....d.1830 )
  • Spouse's Name : Sarah Wheeler
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  • Date Married : Never Married
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  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Hobart , Tasmania
    Children :
    1 . Sarah Harmsworth (bapt. 1805.....d.)

    History & Achievements :

    John Harmsworth arrived in Australia as a member of the first fleet. His father Thomas died within weeks

    of their arrival. His mother Alice remarried Daniel Stanfiled and as a member of the new family went to Norfolk Island with them. John enlisted in the New South Wales corps as a drummer. John and his partner moved to Tasmania where Sarah was born .He transferred to the 73rd regiment and remained in Tasmania until the Regiments transfer to Ceylon on board the ship " Windham" . John was recorded as being at the siege of Kandy and the defeat of the king of Ceylon . He returned to Australia and attempted to gain a land grant which was unsuccessful. John died in 1860 and was recorded as being the last member of the First Fleet.
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    Last revised: March 24, 2007.