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Marine Corporal Richard Nicholas (......)

Richard Nicholas enlisted in the Royal marines as part of the 35th Portsmouth Company. He served as
part of the convict guard on board the ship "Alexander" prior to its departure from England. Following his arrival he served as part of Captain James Meredith & Captain John Shea's Company. On the 4th of May 1790 he was sent to Norfolk Island via the ship " Supply" and discharged eventually on the 26th of January 1792. He was granted 60 acres at Drummond's Run. and became a local constable in the area. He left Norfolk Island in 1794 to enlist in the Royal New South Wales Regiment. Discharged from the Corps on October the 10th 1799 and was granted 25 acres at Mulgrave Park. Disappeared from records shortly after.
It is not know whether any of his family settled or if he had any family in Australia.
 
 
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Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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