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  Drummer Francis Spencer ( c 1790......)

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  • Born :   1/8/1790
  • Where Born : Norfolk Island
  • Occupation :   Soldier
  • Rank attained :  Drummer
  • Date of Enlistment :13/8/1797   age 7 years
  • Where Enlisted :   Norfolk Island 
  • Transfered 73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
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  • Parents Names :   SQUIRES  James Second mate Lady Penrhyn First Fleet
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    History & Achievements :

     He was Enlisted into the new South Wales Corps as a drummer Boy. In Line with Practices he was rotated with Personnel of the Corp's Headquarters at Chatham in Kent, England, then transferred to the 11th Regiment Of Foot (Devonshire). His unit served in action against Napoleon's Army in Europe.  Aged 17, he returned to New South Wales and was Pensioned out. 
    He then operated a Bakery for his Father, James Squire, in Kent Street next door to the Family of Fellow Norfolk Islanders, Mr + Mrs Nathaniel Lucas (Mrs Lucas was Olivia Gascoigne), whose son, William Lucas, Married Francis Spencer's half-sister, Sarah Squires.
     
    William Lucas, Sarah Squire, Francis Spencer + Nathaniel Lucas Jnr, in league  with  Robert Campbell, John Palmer, Garnham Blaxcell and Samuel Terry later went to Launceston and commenced The Tasmanian
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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