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The First Fleet

Australia was settled when an eleven ship fleet carrying 1,350 naval officers, marines, sailors and convicts arrived from Britain on the 26th January 1788.

The Fleet sailed from Portsmouth on 13th May 1787 via Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro & Cape Town to Sydney, taking eight months to complete the journey.

 

The 11 ships of the First Fleet en route at Rio de Janeiro 1787

H.M.S Sirius, H.M.S Supply, Alexander, Scarborough, Prince of Wales, Charlotte,
Lady Penrhyn, Friendship, Fishburn, Golden Grove, Borrowdale

 


Year of Deportation

 

Family/
relationship to
Randal Young

Ship

Crime/Sentence
Comments

1788

First Fleet

Stephen
Martin

 

5G Grandfather

"Alexander"

 

 

Stephen Martin was tried at Bristol, Gloucestershire on 28 April 1783 for stealing a can and a pair of boots & spurs of unknown value.

He was sentenced to 7 Years Transportation and left England on the Alexander aged about 38 years at the time. He had no occupation recorded.

He later married
Hannah Peeling. see below

He died in 1829

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1790

Second Fleet


 

 

Hannah
Peeling

5G Grandmother

 



"Lady Juliana "

 

Hannah Peeling was tried
by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr Justice Heath on 12 December 1787 Theft: Simple Grand Larceny for stealing a watch, chain and silver seal.

Sentenced to 7 years Transportation on the "Lady Juliana"

She later married
Stephen Martin. see above

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1790

Second Fleet

Ann
Howard


5G Grandmother

 

"Lady Juliana "

 

Stealing one corded
dimity petticoat, two
muslin aprons, one
child's lace cap

7 Years Transportation

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1790

Second Fleet

Susannah
Mortimer


4G Grandmother

 

"Lady Juliana "

 

 

Stealing 2 Sheep.
Sentenced to be hanged.
Commuted to
7 Years Transportation

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1803

 

John
Faulkner


5G Grandfather

"Calcutta"

 



As the owner of a jewellery business,
John Faulkner was sentenced for
receiving stolen jewellery

14 Years Transportation

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1803

 

William
Coventry

GGGG Grandfather

"Hercules"

 

7 Years Transportation

 

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1808

 

William
Coventry

GGGG Grandfather

 

"Lady Nelson "

 

 

 

 

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1818

 

John
Smith

GGG Grandfather

 

Port Jackson

 

 

John was a convict, sentenced at Durham in April 1817 for larceny to seven years transportation. He came on the "Lady Castlereagh", arriving in Port Jackson on the 30th April 1818. John married Mary Ann O'Brien, daughter of First Fleet Marine Thomas O'Brien & 2nd Fleet convict Susannah Mortimer

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