Samuel Bugg (d.1790)

SAMUEL BUGG was a convict who was tried and convicted at Suffolk, England in 1789 and sentenced to fourteen years transportation. He arrived in the colony with the Second Fleet per Surprize (1) (1790). The date of his burial was left blank in the burial register, but BUGG was likely either dead on arrival in the colony or died shortly thereafter, making his approximate date of death or burial around 26 June 1790, the day the Surprize (1) (1790) arrived at Port Jackson. He was the first male convict ever buried in the cemetery and the fourth person buried in the cemetery overall.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Second Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Suffolk

# Punishment: Fourteen Years Transportation

# Ship: Surprize (1) (1790)

# Burial year: 1790

# Grave: unmarked

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