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Item: 126898
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1826 16 September
Place: Port Jackson
Source: SG
Details: Arrived from London 13th September under Captain Duff having departed 6th May. Called at Rio de Janeiro 22nd June. 213 men women and children of the NSW Veteran Corps arrived on the 'Orpheus'. Officers Captain Robson, Lieut. Warner, Lieut. North and Assistant surgeon Robertson of the 13th Light Infantry


 
Item: 30888
Surname: Anderson
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1828
Place: Newcastle
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Assistant Clerk to the Bench


 
Item: 76558
Surname: Close
First Name: William
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1835 8 December
Place: Maitland
Source: Application to marry
Details: Came free. Aged 45. Application to marry Fanny Johnson. Allowed


 
Item: 103489
Surname: Grills
First Name: John
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Maitland Family History Circle's Pre 1900 Pioneer Register
Details: Born 1787 Penwith, England. Soldier, Stone cutter, Farmer. Spouse Rebecca Perry. For more information see Pioneer Register Entry No. 539


 
Item: 173214
Surname: Hannon
First Name: Thomas
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 3 February 1843
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Gaol Entrance Book, Item: 2/2020; Roll: 757 (Ancestry)
Details: Came free. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Scone with two others for giving false information to the Police and for aiding and abetting and comforting the bushranger Thomas Forrester in his escape. Also charged with embezzleing 2 tons of flour and shooting at a constable in the execution of his duty. Sent for trial


 
Item: 106376
Surname: Hughes
First Name: William
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1834 1 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: NGE
Details: A boy'. From Manchester. Admitted to Newcastle from Sydney gaol under sentence of 6months imprisonment with hard labour


 
Item: 62968
Surname: Long
First Name: Parry
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1828
Place: Wallis Plains
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Clerk aged 18. Came Free. Employed by F. Boucher


 
Item: 62977
Surname: Longford
First Name: John
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1828
Place: -
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Came Free. Aged 26 in 1828


 
Item: 63299
Surname: Mackay (McKay)
First Name: Duncan Forbes
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1828
Place: Melbee
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Aged 36. Came Free. Farmer


 
Item: 104093
Surname: Rodwell
First Name: Thomas
Ship: Orpheus and John Barry 1826
Date: -
Place: Williams River, Paterson River
Source: Maitland Family History Circle's Pre 1900 Pioneer Register
Details: Born 1794 Yorkshire. Soldier. Spouse Agnes Kirton. For information about descendants see Pioneer Register Entry No 1266


 
Item: 40471
Surname: Shepherd
First Name: Mary
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1828
Place: Newcastle
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Aged 10 Came free. Servant to Francis Williams


 
Item: 179240
Surname: Warner
First Name: James
Ship: Orpheus (came free)
Date: 21 May 1840
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book. State Archives NSW. Roll 757
Details: Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Sydney. Sent for trial for horse stealing and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment


 
Item: 174932
Surname: Warner
First Name: James
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 20 March 1840
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Gaol Entrance Book, Item: 2/2020; Roll: 757
Details: James Warner and James Froud admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland, charged with felony. Sent for trial


 
Item: 102873
Surname: Warner
First Name: Lieutenant Jonathan & Mrs.
Ship: Orpheus 1826
Date: 1826 16 September
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Arrived on the Orpheus on previous Wednesday together with 213 men, women and children of the NSW Veteran Corps. Other officers included Captain Robson, Lieut. North and Assistant Surgeon Robertson of the 13th Light Infantry.



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