Fourth Fleet Families of Australia: Transported Convicts, their Children and their Grandchildren
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 300 pages
Author: C. Smee
Other: indexes, bibliog
Publisher: 1788 Association
Whilst there was officially no 'Fourth Fleet' as each of the 3 ships that arrived in 1792 arrived separately, the author was anxious to publish the families of those arriving in that year.
Produced in 1992 to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the 'Fourth Fleet' consisted of 3 convict ships: 'Pitt', 'Royal Admiral' and the 'Kitty' bringing 798 more convicts to the colony.
This book contains the details of 205 Fourth Fleeters, their Children and their Grandchildren. There are 607 children, and over 1200 grandchildren in the 163 families in the book. 16 of the families have both father and mother as Fourth Fleeters.
Notables brought to the colony on the 'Fourth Fleet' included: Major Francis Grose commander of the New South Wales Corps, Ensign John Piper who was to become a most colourful identity in the future colony and founder of a prominent pioneer family, Richard Atkins who was the first civilian Judge Advocate taking over from the military, William Singleton and his family includinghis son Benjamin who was to play a leading role in opening up the Hunter Valley.
This book lists all known families originating from the participants of that fleet. There are 903 children, and over 2000 grandchildren in the 294 families identified. Each page is dedicated to a single convict and their families.<
CONDITION: This book is secondhand, and does have the remains of a sticker on the inside cover, but overall is in great condition.