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Item: 162186
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 21 September 1791
Place: Port Jackson
Source: The Analytical review, or History of literature, domestic and ..., Volume 15 By Thomas Christie
Details: On the 21st of September, 1791, the Gorgon, captain John Parker, came into harbour. She had received on board as much of the Guardian's cargo as she could stow, together with three bulls, twenty-three cows, four rams, fixty-two ewes, and one boar. Captain King returned in this ship, with a commission as lieut. governor of Norfolk Island. The chaplain of the New South Wales corps, and several appointed to civil employments came out likewise in the Gorgon. The bulls all died, and several of the other cattle. Seed, and a variety of fruit-trees in good condition were received by this sliip ; and thirty male convicts assisted in working her.


 
Item: 162279
Surname: Grimes
First Name: Charles
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 1790
Place: -
Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
Details: In 1790 Charles Grimes was appointed deputy-surveyor of roads, to be employed on Norfolk Island. He sailed to Sydney in the Gorgon next year and reached the island in November. He surveyed the land of the settlers from the Sirius, returned briefly to Sydney to report and went back to correct other surveys which had been made without proper instruments. He was appointed head constable on the island, and helped Lieutenant-Governor Philip Gidley King in his administration, until he went back to the mainland to assist Surveyor-General Augustus Alt who was in ill health


 
Item: 69967
Surname: Jones
First Name: John
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 1813 23 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Sent to Newcastle and to be kept in irons


 
Item: 69968
Surname: Jones
First Name: John
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 1813 23 October
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Runaway from Newcastle; apprehended by A. McGuiggan


 
Item: 165305
Surname: Jones (alias Gibber Jack)
First Name: John (Jack)
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 23 April 1813
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Sent to Newcastle and to be kept in irons


 
Item: 165306
Surname: Jones (alias Gibber Jack)
First Name: John (Jack)
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 23 October 1813
Place: Newcastle
Source: CSI
Details: Runaway from Newcastle; apprehended by A McGuiggan


 
Item: 165307
Surname: Jones (alias Gibber Jack)
First Name: John (Jack)
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: 9 March 1814
Place: -
Source: CSI
Details: Correspondence re convicts forwarded to Van Diemen's Land


 
Item: 133811
Surname: Laycock
First Name: Mrs. Hannah
Ship: Gorgon 1791
Date: -
Place: Putty
Source: Singleton Pioneer Register p. 56
Details: Born 1757 in England. Spouse Thomas Laycock (Quartermaster NSW Corps). See Pioneer Register for details of descendants



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