Surnames of the Royal Marines who stayed
Surnames of the 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Light Infantry Royal Marines who stayed
Alphabetical ( No ranks
displayed on this page )
If their name is highlighted in blue, click on it, this marine
has their own page
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The Marines below may or may not have settled
in Australia .
- 1st Royal Marines
- 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"
- 2nd Royal Marines
- ( Port Phillip Bay
, Melbourne & Van Diemensland )
- ALLOMES Robert
- CLESSHOLD ( Clissold )
(Clysold) William , . CLESSHOLD (Clisshod (
ClySold ) James , . COLLINS
- DAVIS William
- EVANS Robert , .
- GANGELL William ,
. GERMAIN Hugh
- KEARLEY George "
, . " KEELING
John , .
- McCAULY James
- PENNINGTON Thomas ,
. PRITCHARD Price
- SERGEANT Richard ,
. SUDRICK Samuel ,
", . "
- TAYLOR John
, . , . THORNE
Samuel , . TOPLEY John ,.
- WESTWOOD Edward ,
. WILKINS John
- 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
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 &
We have listed
the following Marines as a separate section to those who settled in Australia,
and have included a history page for each.
- ABBOTT Joseph, .,
- CABLE William ,
- GRANT , James,
- HAILEY , James,
- JONES , William Seagar,
- LEE , James,
- MATHEWS James ,
- NICHOLAS, Richard,
- STRONG , William or
Walter , . SWINERTON , Thonmas,
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.
- ASKEY, Richard (also
Askew) (also Asque), 1st
Marines"executed 1789 ", .
- BAKER , James
1st Marines"executed 1789 ", .
- BATCHELOR , John, 1st
Marines "drowned 1788 , .
- BROWN James
1st Marines"executed 1789 " , . 1st
Thomas 1st Marines"died
1788" , .
, John, 1st Marines " Drowned
23rd July 1790 "
- CLINCH , Richard, 1st
- DOWLAN , William (also
1st Marines"Died 1790 " ,
- DUKES ,
Richard (also Dykes), 1st
Marines"executed 1789 ", .
- EDMONSTON , William, ,
. 1st Marines" Died 1789 "
- GONNON John "
1st Marines Died 5th July 1788" , . GREEN , Charles,
marine , . " Died 1/12/1799 "
- HARP, Thomas, "
1st MarinesDrowned 23rd July 1790 "
- HAYNES Luke "executed
1789 ", .
- JONES , John, " 1st
MarinesDied 1788 "
- JONES Thomas "executed
1789 ", .
- FITZGERALD James son of MITCHELL, William, Marine Private 3rd
Company arrived 26 January 1788 Lady Penrhyn Mother Jane Fitzgerald
arrived Charlotte 26 January 1788 Died 15 January 1789 Jane died !806
- McKEON , Patrick (also
McQuen), 1st Marines" Died
Illness 1790 ".
- NATION , Gabriel or
James, 1st Marines"Died Illnes 1793"
- ODGERS Edward 1st
Marines " Lost in Bush 1789 "
- PETRIE Henry 1st marines 23rd
July 1788 "
- SIMMONS , William,
Marine private 1st marines died 20 June 1791 "
- TOLAN Michael
1st Marines" Lost in Bush 1789 "
- THOMAS James Son of Samuel Thomas Private
Royal Marines 57th Company HMS Sirius died 13 April 1788
- Royal Marines
- ( Cape York )
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
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 email@example.com 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 ,
- 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,
- E- mail address
- © Copyright B & M Chapman
- Last revised: October 26, 2008.