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Surnames of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Light Infantry Royal Marines who stayed

Alphabetical ( No ranks displayed on this page )

 

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The Marines below may or may not have settled in Australia .

1st Royal Marines Who settled
First Fleet marines arrived 26th January 1788
(New South Wales & Norfolk Island )
Settlement (European) began 26th January 1788 here in a place described as
" The closest thing to hell with out being There"
  • ANGELL James (also Angel) , ARCHER Isaac , .ASSELL John , . ALLOMES Robert ,


  • BRAMWELL, Thomas (Bramble) , . BISHOP, Elias, , BISHOP , Thomas ,BAXTER, William, , . BAKER , William , . BARRISFORD , John, , .. . BROUGH Ralph , . , . BROWN John ( 1 ), . BROWNING William ,  BULLMORE Thomas ,. BAKER, James  , .
  • CHESLETT , George , . CHIPP (or Chip), Thomas, , CLARK , Ralph (also Clarck) (also Clarke), , . CLEMENTS , Henry , . COLTHREAD , ( Coulthread ) John, , . COLLINS David , . CONNELL , Patrick (also Conly) (also Conyly), . CUSLEY, Benjamin, , . CLAYTON John   , . CLESSHOLD ( Clissold ) (Clysold) William , . CLESSHOLD (Clisshod ( ClySold ) James , . 
  • DEMPSEY , William, , . DUKES , Thomas, . DARGIN, Peter (also Dargan) , . DAVIS William
  • EVANS , Humphrey  , . EVANS Robert ,
  • FISHBURN , Andrew (Fisbourn) (Fishburne), , . FOLLY ( Folley) John
  • GILBERT , Stephen, , . GOODALL , William,, . GOWEN John , .GREEN Charles  , . GANGELL William , . GERMAIN Hugh
  • HAND Abraham , . HARMSWORTH, Thomas (also Armsworth), HALFPENNY, Thomas, , . HUGHES, William,  , .  
  • JOHNSTON , George, , . JOHNS John , .
  • KING , Samuel, , KING , William, , . KNIGHT , Isaac,. KNIGHT , Richard , . KENNEDY Michael " , . " KENNEDY John , . KNIGHT Thomas , .KEARLEY George " , . " KEELING John
  • LUCAS , Thomas,
  • McDONALD Alexander , . McCALDER, ( also McCalden ) Joseph , . McMANUS, James (also McMANIS ), , . MOULTON William , . , . MUNDAY , John, , . MURPHY, Michael, , McCAULY James
  • .NATION , Gabriel , .NASH, William,
  • O'BRIEN , Thomas,
  • PARSONS , Henry, . PLYER , George, . PUGH , John,  , . PENNINGTON Thomas , . PRITCHARD Price
  • REILLY , James , , RICE , John, , . RICHARDS , Lawrence, , . RICHARDSON Richard , . ROWDEN , Thomas,  ROSSER ( Rossen)  Henry
  • SIMMS William (Syms, Simes, Symes, ) , . SIMMONS , William, SMYTH Thomas ( Smith ) , . SPENCER , Thomas , . STANDLY , William, . STANDFIELD Daniel , . SHEA John , . STOKES Job Executed Hobart July 1810 , . SERGEANT Richard , . SUDRICK Samuel , , STAPLES John
  • TARR , Isaac (also Farr), , . TUNKS William (also Tonks ) , , TYNAN , Thomas, , . TOMLINSON , William,  ,TAYLOR John , . , . THORNE Samuel , . TOPLEY John ,.
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    WEST John , . WILLIAMS James( John ) , WRIGHT , Henry (also Whright), marine - Prince of Wales , WATTS John , . WESTWOOD Edward  , . WALL , William,

    YOUNG Allen

  • 2nd Royal Marines  
    ( Port Phillip Bay , Melbourne & Van Diemensland )
    3rd Royal Marines  
    ( Port Essington)

    (First proposed settlement 1824, transferred to Fort Dundas, Melville Island, then Fort Wellington, Raffles Bay; upon the abandonment of these, Port Essington was established on Coburg Peninsula in 1838. It was abandoned in 1849.) Port Essington was actually chosen as the site of the first settlement but when the settlement party, led by Captain J. J. Gordon Bremer, arrived in 1824 they found that there was no fresh water and so, after three days, they moved to  Melville Island, where the settlement at Fort Dundas was established. The settlement lasted for four years before scurvy, tropical diseases, lack of fresh supplies

    In 1827 a second attempt at a settlement was made by Captain James Stirling at Raffles Bay. The settlement closed down after two years.

    In 1837, against the British government decided to try and a settlement was established at Port Essington  On 26 October 1838 Captain J. J. Gordon Bremer  arrived at Port Essington. It was a military outpost and for the next eleven years was manned almost exclusively by Royal Marines. The population never exceeded 78 

     

     

    4th Royal Marines  
    ( Sydney & Hobart )

    We have listed the following Marines as a separate section to those who settled in Australia, and have included a history page for each. 

    These Marines are listed even though they themselves did not settle but died either naturally, were murdered or were executed. These marines never returned to England . Some of their family may have remained.

     

    Royal Marines Light Infantry
    ( Cape York )

    The Soldiers listed below ( in the alphabetical section ) represent the soldiers who were in Australia on Garrison Duty. It is unsure if they settled. If it is confirmed they will be given their own page and be listed above. The list of names has come from many areas, Military records of the Regiment , Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records etc etc . Many soldiers transferred from Regiment to Regiment

    This list is still being compiled and will take a long time to complete. If the letter is not linked it is not yet complete.
    A vast amount of assistance in compiling this list was given by Ken Larbalestier crossbows2@msn.com.au it is with much thanks we add the information he supplied and typed.
    If not for his work and assistance many soldiers would never have been listed.

    Click on the letter below (First letter of surname)

    A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L , M , N , O , P , Q , R , S , T , U , V, W , X , Y , Z
     

    still trying to confirm which ship these men were on

    BAGLEY James 45th ,, , BROWN John 56th , , BULL William 15th,, CHAPMAN Thomas 60th, CHEW John 39th,  . DEW William 23rd , . ESCOTT John 63rd ,, . NICHOLAS Richard , 35th . . SEEDHOUSE William 36th, . SMYTH Thomas 26th , . STRONG William, . 24th WERRITT James 27th ,

    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
    The information is intended for short Historical value only,
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: October 26, 2008.