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Marine Private Thomas Spencer (c.1759....1821)

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  • Born : Circa 1759
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Scarborough "
  • Rank attained : Marine Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : May 1791
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 3. Feb 1821
  • Where Died / Buried : St Peters's Church Cemetery Richmond
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Susan Smith
  • Born : Circa 1775
  • Where Born
  • Occupation : House Keeper
  • Date Arrived : 1796
  • Ship Arrived on : "Indispensable"
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Mulgrave Place , Liverpool
    Children :

    History & Achievements :

    Thomas Spencer enlisted as a Marine a member of the 50th Portsmouth Company . He was stationed on board the ship " Scarborough " and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he served as member of Captain John Shea's Company . Thomas was sent to Norfolk Island on the ship "Sirius" on the 4th of March 1790. Returning via " Suppy in May 1791. He returned to the Island as a settler via the ship " Atlantic " in October of the same year . He recieved a grant of 60 acres at Arthur Vale he left the island on April 1766 via the ship "Supply" . Purchased land at Mulgrave Place and settled as a farmer. On March the 31st 1802 he recieved a grant of 100 acres at Mulgrave Place.Died in 1821.
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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