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Marine Private Thomas Jones (....1789)

Thomas Jones enlisted in the Royal marines as part of the 15th Plymouth Company. He served as part of
the convict guard on board the ship "Scarborough " prior to its departure from England.
On March th 27th 1789, Luke and five other marines were executed. The execution was carried out for the persistent theft of Government stores. (They mainly stole grog.) Unfortunately Buried beside tree executed on Standard Practice ( Un Hollowed Ground).
It is not know whether any of his family settled or if he had any family in Australia.

Royal marine 55th Portsmouth Company, Scarborough 26 January 1788. Part of a group of marines that were executed for persistent theft of Government stores, buried beside execution tree.

At 9 OClock in the Morning the Sentince past, on the Above Prisoners Was put In Exacution; In Consaquence of Jos Hunt Convicting the Six Afforesaid prisoners, he Was pardone,d (sic) Scott: (1)

(1) Scott, James. Remark on a passage Botnay [sic] bay 1787, Mitchell Library, Heritage Collection
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