My First Fleeters and their families by Joy Olney
Soon after, a cousin who lives interstate was “googling” around & came across my Blog. I always include my email address and incidentally I regularly receive emails from someone who has read one of my Blogs. The cousin was so emotional, as I had included in my Blog a photo of her Grandmother with her full name and date of birth, also a photo of her father. That Grandmother was also my husband’s grandmother Doris Olney, and her daughter is still alive at 93. All the family knew about Doris was that her mother died when she was young and she married Arthur Olney at 19. The cousin said “Well Joy, you will have to do some research!”
|Doris Gwendolyne Olney, nee Moss 1896-1961|
|Clement George Moss 1870 - 1933|
|Joy visited the daughters of Clement Moss - Kathleen 95 and Vera 102 in 2016. Kathleen died in 2018.|
|James Morrisby 1756-1839|
|Joy with Darren, Adrian and Robyn at Captain Cook's Monument on Norfolk Island.|
|The plaque on Captain Cook's monument.|
|My Great Great Grandfather, Archibald C.Macdougall published "Life and Adventures of William Buckley" in 1852.|
Norfolk Island history talks of the First, Second and Third settlements.
|Lieutenant King hoisted the British flag on Norfolk Island on 6 March 1788.|
There were 9 male and 6 female convicts that accompanied him, including Edward Garth and Susannah Gough.
|A plaque was unveiled in March 1970 by the Historical Society.|
|Kingston from Queen Elizabeth Lookout with Quality Row in the foreground.|
|Kingston from Queen Elizabeth lookout. Showing the Research Centre at No.9 and No.10 Quality Row.|
|Andrew, Darren & Adrian at the ruins of the New Gaol 1836-1856.|
|Adrian tried out a cell for size.|
|Hospital ruins at Kingston.|
|Site of the first Government House constructed in 1792 and the Surgeon's Kitchen in the background.|
|Government House built 1829.|
|Old Military Barrack built 1826-1836.|
|New Military Barracks commenced construction 1836.|
|Commissariat Store built 1835.|
|Quality Row - No.9 is Research Centre and No.10 is beautifully decorated and a Museum.|
|"Bounty" in Pier Store Museum. Many artifacts from Mutiny on the Bounty are found in this Museum.|
|The local Pitcairn people celebrate their arrival at Kingston Pier on 8 June each year.|
|Local Pitcairn people re-enact the arrival of the Pitcairn Island people on 8 June 1856.|
My main interest was with the First settlement.
|HMS "Sirius" which later sank in Slaughter Bay on 19 March 1790.|
|"Lady Juliana" was the first female convict ship to leave England.|
“Lady Juliana” was the first female convict ship to leave England and the first sailing of any convict ship since the First Fleet sailed in May 1787. She left Plymouth on 29 July 1789, 6 months before the Second Fleet left January 1790, yet arrived in Port Jackson on 28 June 1790, less than a month before the Second Fleet arrived. She was known as the “floating brothel” as she got way laid at each port along the way.
My First Fleet convicts & marines of interest were:
|James Morrisby 1756-1839.|
HMS “Sirius” Museum
|The memorial to HMS "Sirius" was unveiled on 6 March 2001, 213 years after Lieutenant Philip Gidley King hoisted the flag in 1788. "Sirius" was ship wrecked on the reef on 19 March 1790. Philip Island in the distance.|
|First Fleet models in the Sirius Museum.|
|Each of the First Fleet ships that arrived had a folder with a page for each convict,|
where we could record our name and email. I have made contact with many of the descendants.
|Joy outside Sirius Museum.|
Settler’s Lots on Norfolk Island in 1796.
|James Morrisby, Parcel 57, 20 acres.|
|Research Centre No.9 Quality Row.|
|James Morrisby's land. We actually stayed on his land in the house with the orange roof.|
|Google map is incorrect as Cumberland Resort & Spa is actually Fletcher Christian Apartments.|
Cumberland Resort and Spa is where the orange roof is in the middle of picture.
|Cumberland Resort & Spa was our home for the week while on Norfolk Island.|
|Darren getting his head around the different family relationships.|
|Family dinner at Cumberland Resort & Spa. Darren & Fiona, Adrian & Donna, Robyn & Andrew.|
St David’s Park, Hobart.
Daniel & Alice Stanfield, Jacob Bellett, Edward & Susannah Garth were buried in St David’s Park.
|Memorial to "The First Fleeters and Norfolk Islanders" who came to Van Diemen's Island during the evacuation 1802-1813.|
|Sacred to the memory of Daniel Stanfield Senior, late of Green Point, died 1826.|
|Alice Stanfield 1754-1830, wife of Daniel Stanfield of Green Point, A first fleeter and courageous wife and mother. |
As a founder of our nation, she bore trials and suffering with great strength of character and purpose.
St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Rokeby.
|St Matthew's Cemetery in Rokeby, Tasmania.|
|James Morrisby (1756-1839), son Henry (1803-1856) and his son George Smith Morrisby (1842-1843). |
Christina Morrisby nee Smith (1810-1885).
|Daniel Stanfield (1790-1856) and Maria Stanfield nee Kimberly (1792-1851).|
|Christopher Calvert (1809-1876) and Hannah Calvert nee Watson (1820-1911).|
Daughter Hannah Calvert (1838-1855).
|Elizabeth Morrisby nee Mack (1808-1830).|
Annie Gibson Morrisby (1833-1908) daughter of Henry Morrisby (1803-1856) and Christine Smith (1810-1885).
|Isabella Morrisby (1849-1911 and Mary Morrisby (1847-?), daughters of Henry & Christina Morrisby.|
|Richard Larsom (1791-1849)and Ann Whiting Kidner (1798-1854).|
|Daniel Stanfield (1829-1902) and Maria Stanfield nee Kimberly (1792-1851).|
|Darren making friends with the cows that freely roam.|
|Emily Bay. The lone pine was noted by Captain Cook in 1774 so about 250 years old.|
|Kingston Pier with an anchored cargo ship unloading much anticipated supplies with the help of small boats.|
|The shops were nearly empty of fruit and vegetables.|
|Golf Course with Nepean Island nearest and Philip Island further away. Neither are inhabited.|
|View of Norfolk Island with the airport from Mt Pitt.|
|View from Mt Pitt.|
|St Barnabas Anglican Chapel consecrated 1881.|
|Interior of St Barnabas Chapel|
|Pier Store where artifacts from "Mutiny on the Bounty" are on display.|
|Commissariat Store Museum on the lower level and All Saints Church upstairs.|
|Display in Commissariart Store Museum.|
|Interior All Saint's Anglican Chruch.|
|No.10 Quality Row is open for inspection. Next door is No.9 Quality Row where the Research Centre is located.|
|Norfolk Island Cemetery at Kingston.|
|Thomas Berry 1834.|
|Steve Reardon 1807 and Daniel Reardon 1801.|
|Private William Dalton, 99th Regiment, drowned while bathing 1854.|
|Corporal John M Loughlin of Queen's Own Regiment who drowned in 1840.|
|James Neale, Private in King's Own Regiment, accidental discharge of a gun 1832.|
Thomas York, Private in King's Own Regiment, accidentally shot 1834.
|Private Michael Mansfield, His Majesty's Regiment, died from a fall from a horse 1847.|
|Stephen Smith, murdered 1846.|
|Alfred Essex Baldock, Chief Constable, downed 1848.|
More Details on my 8 First Settler Convicts & 2 Marines on Norfolk Island.
|James Morrisby, Parcel No. 57, 20 acres.|
|Google Map is wrong as Cumberland Resort & Spa is actually Fletcher Christian Apartments. Cumberland Resort & Spa is in the middle of the photo. We stayed in the 4 bedroom cottage with the orange roof.|
|Family walking on James Morrisby's land from 1790.|
|Darren surveying the land as James Morrisby would have done 228 years earlier.|
Edward Kimberly's land was where the orange roof is on the left of the photo.
|View from James Morrisby's land, looking south to Philip Island.|
|Massive Morton Bay Figs on James Morrisby's land.|
|Morton Bay Figs on James Morrisby's land|
|Morton Bay Fig's on James Morrisby's land.|
|Edward Risby, Parcel 22, 12 acres.|
|Thomas Kidner, Parcel 14, 15 acres.|
|Jacob Bellett, Parcel 25, 12 acres.|
|Jacob Bellett's house. One of the few remaining buildings from the first settlement.|
|View from Jacob Bellett's land with Bloody Bridge on the corner.|
|A letter from Jacob Bellett about how he felt when he had to relocate his family to Van Diemen's Land in 1808.|
Framed letter was hanging in Research Centre.
|Ann Bellett, Parcel 37, 39 Acres. One of the few women given land and it was next door to Jacob Bellett's land.|
|Ann Bellett, nee Harper died 1842.|
|Lieutenant Philip Gidney King hoisted the British flag on Norfolk Island on 6 March 1788.|
He had with him 9 male convicts, 6 females convicts and 7 crew. This memorial is located near Kingston Pier.
The group included Edward Garth and Susannah Gough.
|Edward Garth, Parcel 89, 20 acres.|
|Daniel Stanfield 1766-1826, husband of Alice.|
|William Stanfield 1813-1896, son of Daniel & Maria.|
|Daniel Stanfield 1828 - 1902 who married Elizabeth Morrisby.|
|Daniel Stanfield Parcel 1 and Parcel 2, each with 60 acres.|
|Daniel Stanfield's land was on the north side of the island at Cascade, with commanding views.|
|Today the property is "Simons Water". Visitors are permitted to walk onto the property.|
|Adrian & Darren contemplating!|
|Darren & Adrian, Andrew, Robyn, Fiona & Donna wonder what life would have been like for the Stanfield family |
about 230 years ago.
|Edward Kimberly, Parcel 60, 12 acres.|
|Google map showing Edward Kimberly & James Morrisby land - neighbours.|
|Sanuel King, Parcel 13, 60 acres.|
|James Dodding, Parcel 38, 10 acres.|
|Betty King, nee Thackery died 1856.|
|Joy visited "Sunnyside", more than 80 years after her grandfather visited the Shoobridge family there.|
|Richard Morgan, Parcel 80, 10 acres.|
|Richard Morgan's land today.|
|Giant Morton Bay Figs line the road with Richard Morgan's land on the north.|
Hundred Acres and Rocky Point Reserve on the south.
The home of Colleen McCullough is on the left of Hundred Acres.
|Playing like kids in the Morton Bay Figs.|
|Morton Bay Figs from Hundred Acres with Colleen McCullough's property behind.|
|Darren & Fiona walking through Hundred Acres to Rocky Point Reserve.|
|View from Rocky Point Reserve.|
|Darren contemplating. Philip Island in the distance.|
|Goodbye Norfolk Island. Can you see our orange roof on left hand side?|
|Goodbye Norfolk Island.|
|What a fun filled family time together.|
If you have any comments, corrections or further information about these families, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org