John Morris (d.1791)

JOHN MORRIS was a convict sentenced to fourteen years transportation at the Flint Great Sessions. He survived the Guardian shipwreck along with fellow convict EDWARD PAGE only to die just over a year after arriving in the colony.


Timeline

  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales: 21 February 1790
  • Died: March 1791
  • Buried: 19 March 1791 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Buried in an unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

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Sources

Primary Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Edward Riou, The Last Voyage of the Guardian: Lieutenant Riou, Commander, 1789-1791, (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa: Van Riebeeck Society, 1989), p.118.

Secondary Sources


Lists

# Second Fleet

# Convict

# Ship: Guardian (1790)

# Burial year: 1791

# Grave: unmarked


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