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A list of  Marine Officers , Marines , Ships Crews and Officials , with families. Who arrived January 26, 1788, as part of the Fleet.   

Arranged by ship

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Watkin Tench The Settlement at Port Jackson Appendix A list of the Civil and Military Establishments in New South Wales is at the end of page 

WHITTLE Thomas Unknown Marine drummer WHITTLE Unknown Marine's child Born Sydney Cove 26 01 1788, first child born in Sydney Born On board ship . WHITTLE Elizabeth Unknown Marine's wife

1 . H.M.S. Supply.

 The Supply oldest and smallest of the ships 170 tons and 70 feet long. Carried 50 personnel  and was Mastered  by Captain Henry Bull, . The early part of her life is primarily unknown ,  built in America in 1759 as an armed trader and was commissioned by the Admiralty in October 1786. She left Portsmouth  on 13 May 1787 arrived at Botany Bay on 18th January 1788. She was the link between the colony and Norfolk Island  making 10 trips On 17 April 1790 she was sent to Batavia for supplies, returning on 19 September, having chartered a Dutch vessel, the Waaksamheid, to follow with more stores. Supply left Port Jackson on 26 November 1791  reaching Plymouth on 21 April 1792.Purchased at auction in  England and re named  the 'Thomas & Nancy'. The ship carried coal on the Thames until around 1806. Her final fate is unknown as yet.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
Marines

2 . H.M.S. Sirius.

 PHILLIP Arthur HMS Sirius Captain Commodore of Fleet & 1st Governor of NSW Royal Navy

Built in 1780 as the 'Berwick' for the East India company. Nearly destroyed  in a fire,  bought and rebuilt by the navy in 1786 and renamed 'H.M.S Sirius'. In Port Jackson, she remained  a supply ship, sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in October 1788 to obtain food supplies . Following her return she was sailed to Norfolk Island where she sank on the 14th of April, 1790. Being 540 tons and Mastered  by Captain John Hunter.

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Marines and family on board

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3 . Alexander.

She weighed in at  452 tons, 114 ft long and 31 ft at the beam, the Alexander was mastered by Duncan Sinclair. Carried 195 male convicts. She was the largest ship in the fleet.  Built in Hull, England in 1783, Very little is know once she retuned to England. But she was struck from records in 1808

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Captains
  • Lieutenants
  • JOHNSTONE [JOHNSTON] John   First Lieutenant Marines  served in the Dutch navy,  He returned to England in 1792 and was promoted captain-lieutenant  He died on 29 November 1794 in England
  •  SHARPE James Maitland   First Lieutenant Marines
  • One of the few officers who decided to remain in the settlement for a second term. He  returned to England and was promoted to captain lieutenant in may 1795, and a captain in November. He died   1795
Marines

4. Borrowdale

She weighed in at 375 tons, was 75 ft long and had a beam of 22ft. Built at Sunderland in England in 1785,.  Very little is know once she retuned to England. But she was struck from records.  Mastered  by Master Readthorn Hobson,

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    Captains
    Lieutenants

 

 

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5 . Charlotte

The Charlotte was a  Transport ship, built on the River Thames  in  1784, and weighing 345 tons. She carried 88 male and 20 female convicts
Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
Marines

6 . Fishburn

She weighed in  378 tons. Built at Whitby in 1780. She was one on the  stores Ships, She disappeared from  records after returning to England . Mastered  by Master Robert Brown 

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7 . Friendship

She weighed in at  274 tons and 75 feet long Mastered by  Francis Walton. Built in Scarborough in 1784, she carried 76 male and 21 female convicts. On her return voyage to England her crew came down with scurvy many died leaving her short of crew. As a consequence , she was scuttled in the straights of Madagascar . With the survivors transferred to the Alexander.

 

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8 .Golden Grove

She weighed in at 375 tons . She  returned to England to work the London Jamaica Trade route  she disappeared from records after 1804. Built in 1780 at Whitby, Mastered  by Master Sharp

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Marines and family on board

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Marines

9 .  Lady Penrhyn

She weighed in at  333 tons, Mastered by Master William Sever. Built at the Thames in 1786, Carried 101 female convicts. Returned to England , Traded between London - Jamaica ,  Captured in 1811 in the West Indies.

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Marines

10 .  Scarborough

She weighed in at 430 tons, Carried 208 male convicts. Built at Scarborough in1782. Sailed back to England and returned to Port Jackson in the Second fleet. Mastered  by Master John Marshall.

Ships Crew , Officials

Marines and family on board

Officers
  • Captains 
  •  SHEA John  Marine captain
  •  
    Lieutenants
  • KELLOW Robert  First Lieutenant Marines

 

Marines

11 . Prince Of Wales

 She weighed  350 tons carried only one male convict and 49 female convicts. Mastered  by Master John Mason. Built at the Thames in 1786. She operated in England until 1797 when her registration was transferred to Fort Royal, Martinique,

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Marines

Persons aboard unknown ships at present

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Marines and family on board

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  • Lieutenants
  • MAXWELL James Unknown 1st Lieutenant Marines
Marines
Watkin Tench
The Settlement at Port Jackson
Appendix
A list of the Civil and Military Establishments in New South Wales
Governor and Commander in Chief, His Excellency Arthur Phillip, Esq.
Lieutenant Governor, Robert Ross, Esq.
Judge of the Admiralty Court, Robert Ross, Esq.
Chaplain of the Settlement, the Rev. Richard Johnson.
Judge Advocate of the Settlement, David Collins, Esq.
Secretary to the Governor, David Collins, Esq.
Surveyor General, Augustus Alt, Esq.
Commissary of Stores and Provisions, Andrew Miller, Esq.
Assistant Commissary, Mr. Zechariah Clarke.
Provost Martial, who acts as Sheriff of Cumberland County, Mr. Henry Brewer.
Peace Officer, Mr. James Smith.
MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT.
His Majesty’s Ship ‘Sirius’, John Hunter, Esq. Commander. Lieutenants, Bradley, King, Maxwell.
His Majesty’s armed Brig, ‘Supply’, Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, Commander.
FOUR COMPANIES OF MARINES
Major Robert Ross, Commandant.
CAPTAINS COMMANDING COMPANIES
James Campbell, John Shea, Captain Lieutenants, James Meredith, Watkin Tench.
FIRST LIEUTENANTS
George Johnson, John Johnson, John Creswell, James Maitland Shairp, Robert Nellow, Thomas Davey, James Furzer, Thomas Timins, John Poulden.
SECOND LIEUTENANTS
Ralph Clarke, John Long, William Dawes, William Feddy.
Adjutant, John Long.
Quarter Master, James Furzer.
Aide de Camp to the Governor, George Johnson.
Officer of Engineers and Artillery, William Dawes.
HOSPITAL ESTABLISHMENT.
Surgeon General of the Settlement, John White, Esq.
First Assistant, Mr. Dennis Considen.
Second Assistant, Mr. Thomas Arndell.
Third Assistant, Mr. William Balmain.

 

References
 (1)  Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4

(N>L)  National Library Canberra

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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