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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 [ November 1786 - May 1793

By Easty, John

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. 

Mollie Gillen, The founders of Australia; ADB)

Friday March the 6th 1789
this Day as a party of Convicts ware going to Botaney Bay the
Natives attackted them in a great Number and killid one of
them and Wounded Sevaral others in a Daingourous manner
and them which Came home whare Confined and Punishd with
one Hundred and fifty Lashes Each

Wedensday March the 18 1789
this Day a key was found Broke in one of the Locks att the
Publick Store house for Which Joseph Hunt a marine was
confined who was after taking as the kings Evidince and
impeeched upon Luke Hines Richd asque James Baker James
Brown Richd Dukes and Thos Jones Privt Marines who had
been with him in Robing the Store house

Wedensday Thursday March the 25th & 26th1789
this Dai Luke Hines James Baker James Brown Richd asque
Richt Dukes and Thos Jones Marines was tryed by A Criminall
Cort for Robing the

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Published date:
November 1786 - May 1793