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Marine Sergeant Thomas Smyth ( Smith), (......1804)

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  • Born : Circa 1757
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Friendship "
  • Rank attained : Marine Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 17. August 1792
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 1804
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Gosling
  • Born : Circa 1757
  • Where Born
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1789
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lady Julian" as a convict( "The Floating Brothel",Sian Rees ISBN 0733613047)
  • Date Married : 29. Sept 1790
  • Where Married : Rose Hill
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Sydney
    Children :

    History & Achievements :

    Thomas Smyth enlisted as a Marine a member of the 26th Portsmouth Company . He was stationed on board the ship " Friendship " and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival he was a member of Watkin Tench's Compay. On October the 2nd 1788 he was promoted to Sergeant and sent via the ship" Golden Grove to Norfolk Island. Leaving the Island on the 9th of May 1791 to return to Sydney .Following his discharge he was appointed store keeper, He was charged with forger of reciepts. He was promoted to Provost Marshal on July the 9th 1796. On October th 28th 1793 he recieved a grant of land at Northern Boundry Farms of 50 acres. No further information has been found at present.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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