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Easty, John

Collection 04: John Easty - Journal, 1786-1793. Titled `Pt Jno Easty A Memorandum of the Transa[ ] of a Voiage [sic] from England to Botany Bay in The Scarborough transport Captn Marshall Commander kept by me your humble Servan[ ] John Easty marine wich [

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Little is known of John Easty, private marine on the Scarborough. Neither his birth nor death dates are known. He returned to England in December 1792, on the Atlantic, the same ship that conveyed Arthur Phillip home. In September 1794 he was employed by a London grocer and spent some years petitioning the Admiralty for compensation promised for short rations in New South Wales. 

References:
Mollie Gillen, The founders of Australia; ADB)

Transcript: 

head Quarters Tuesday

Janry the 29th 1788
Cleare weather victeld by the Commasary the Convicts
implyed in Clearing the Land this night Corp1 goodall reduced
to Private by order of major Ross

Munday Febry the 4th 1788
Cleare weather all day att
night very heavey Tempest
with Thunder and Lightening
att 1/2 Past 8 att night a flash of Lightening as Struck a Tree
So as to Split itt down in the middle no other dammage viry
rain

Wedansday Febry the 6th 1788 Cleare weather all day att night
very heavy Thunder and Lighening as ever I Saw this night a
tree Split and 6 Sheep and 2 Lambs killed