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The NSW Corps first arrived in New South Wales in 1790 to replace the Marine contingent that arrived in 1788 with the First Fleet. The Corps later recruited emancipated convicts and children of convicts. They were recalled to England in 1810 following a turbulent twenty years in the colony which included graft and restriction of the trade and culminated in 1808 with the overthrow of the Governor of the Colony, William Bligh. This event saw New South Wales being managed by the equivalent of a military junta for almost two years.


William DAVIS (Submitted by Scott Brown 15 January 1999)

Unit:  102nd Regiment NSW Corp
Number: 
Rank:   Private
Date of enlistment: 
1 May 1800  
Age at enlistment: 
35 years
Place of residence at time of enlistment: 
Queenborough  Norfolk Island
Born:   c. 1765, Kilburnie  Kirkudbright  Scotland 
Parents: 
John Davi(e)s and Janet (nee Allen) 
Religion:  Protestant
Occupation: 
Convict - pardoned and, following 10 years in NSW Corps he became a farmer
Date of death: 18 May 1823  
Place of death: 
Liverpool  NSW
Buried: 
Liverpool  NSW
Memorial: 
No memorial listing

Married three times William was the father to 5 children. He arrived in Australia as a 2nd Fleet convict.  click here for a full biography of William Davis


John ROBERTS (Submitted by Helen Hanson 5 February 1999)

Unit:   102 Regiment, NSW Corps, Veterans' Corps
Rank:   
Private
Date of enlistment: 
1791 
Age at enlistment:  

Place of residence at time of enlistment: 
Marlow, Bucks, England
Born:   c1770
Parents: 
 Unknown 
Religion:  Protestant (Church of England)
Normal Occupation: 
Tobacconist
Date of death:  
30 October 1840
Place of death:  

Buried: 
Old Burial Ground, Sydney
Memorial: 
none 

John arrived in Sydney in 1792 on the "Britannia". He was stationed in Sydney and Norfolk Island until the end of the first settlement of the island.  His wife/partner was Sarah Wise, a convict who arrived in 1796 on the "Isabella".  John and Sarah had 10 children.

(WEBMASTER'S NOTE: Sarah WISE could not have arrived on the "Isabella" in 1796. The first time the "Isabella" came to New South Wales was in 1812. As with other submitted information on this site you should confirm the accuracy with your own research into original sources wherever possible. )


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