From Convicts unbound M.Tipping. Viking O’Neal, 1988. p.328
ROYAL MARINES WHO SAILED IN H.M.S. CALCUTTA, AND THEIR
Lieutenant Colonel David Collins (see also under Civil Officers).
Captain Lieutenant William Sladden and his wife Susannab returned to England in 1806 soon after he became a captain.
Lieutenants James Michael Johnson and Edward Lord. Johnson returned to England in 1807; Lord married Maria Riseley and became a wealthy landowner and trader. He died London, 1859.*
Sergeants Robert Allomes, James McCauley, Richard Sergeant and Samuel Thorne, with wives Mary McCauley, Maria Sergeant and Ann Thorne. Richard Sergeant was demoted to private at Port Phillip and his wife (she died in 1855 aged 72) became the de facto wife of Dr Bowden. The Thorne’s son William (James Port Phillip, later changed to William James Hobart Thorne (p.75) was the first child born at Port Phillip. Allomes was later demoted to private. All these families remained in Van Diemens Land and had moderate success, mostly in farming.
Corporals John Bellingham, Thomas Cole, William Davis and William Gangell. The last replaced Richard Sergeant as a sergeant and married Ann, the widow of John Skelthorn, Hobart, Match 1804; they remained in the colony. Bellingham was later demoted to pnvate and returned to England in 1812. Davis became a sergeant and also remained in the colony.
Drummers John Brown and William Hughes returned to England in 1812 together with the latter’s wife Mary.
Privates Robert Andrews, William Bean, John Blacklow, Richard Bowden,
Richard Bockingham, Patrick Carroll, William Catford, William Clesshold, George
Cotley or Keatley, John Downs, Robert Evans, Thomas Fertatt, Hugh Germain,
Thomas Green, Thomas Hodgeman (?Hoge), William Johnson, John Keeling, Thomas
Pennington, William Perry, John Price, Price Pritchard, James Ray, Richard Rowell,
George Smith, James Spoonet, Job Stokes, Samuel Sodtick, John Taylor, John
Topley, Richard Walton, Edward Westwood, John Whalley, Samuel Wiggins, Joseph
Wmlley and Allan Young
Susannah Wiggins (née Welch) arrived at Port Phillip with her husband and children, Arm (who died there aged three) and Thomas (born at sea in July 1803). Hodgeman (?Hoge) also died at Port Phillip. Sarah Spooner and Elizabeth Bean also arrived with their husbands. Bean became a corporal in 1805 and was a sergeant by 1812 when the family returned to England. Mary (née Cook), the wife of George Cotley, gave birth to a son in Hobart in July 1804; he lived for one day. Another baby died the following year. Richard Sergeant returned to England in l8l2 as a corporal. His wife remained with Dr Bowden. Other privates who returned to England in 1812 were Andrews, Bellingham, Catford, Green, Johnson, Rowell (who had been servant to Edward Lord), Spooner, Walton and Woolley.
Stokes was executed in Hobart in July 1810. Other deaths traced of marines and their wives include Patrick Carroll, Thomas Cole and Samuel Wiggins (1811), John Blacklow (1812), Ann Gangell (1816), Ann (Susannah) Thorne (1820), and Hugh Germain (1857) and his wife Mary (1860).
The following, because of their good character, were among thosewho remained in
Van Diemen’s Land and received land grants: Allomes, Clesshold (?Clysold), Davis,
Downs, Evans, Gangell, Germain, Keeling, McCauley, Pennington, Pritchard,
Sodtick, Taylor, Thorne, Topley, Westwood., Whalley and Young. There are many
descendants among those who married and had families.
*A biography of Edward Lord appears in Australian Dictionary ~J Biography, vol. 2., 328
Thorne refs. played flute (p.’79, 168), discovered William Marsh had obtained liquor in 1807 (p.121), had child convict William Appleton living at his house (p.250).
Knopwood, R. (1977). The diary of the Reverend Robert Knopwood
1803-1838. First Chaplain of Van Diemen’s Land. Edited by Mary
Nicholls. THRA, Hobart.
Sgt Samuel Thorne:, 30, 34, 92, 129, 134, 138, 158, 316.
Mrs (Harriet) Ann Thorne (his wile: 30, 111, 189-190
William James Hobart: 34
Mr Ward - passenger on I)rodedary arr.. 1Oth Jan 820 (Page 321)
Capt. Ward - master of Earl of Liverpool arr 15th 0ct1826 (p.572)
Francis Holmes: 661
Richard Holmes: 576, 614,617,619-620,661’[Bur. St Matthews Cem. Rokeby]
Mrs Sarah Holmes: 576, 598, 627
Holmes (bushranger) 260
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