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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)

Wedensday March the 31 1790
this Day Richd Knight a marine was
tryed by a Criminal Cort for Robing a
Gardean for which he was Sintancd 200 Lashes

Munday April the 5th 1790
this Day the Supply arived from Norfolk Hand and gave an ac
count of the Sirous being Cast away upon the Hand of Norfolk
on march the 19th Last but all hands and Stores Savid

Sattaday April the 17th 1790
this Day His Majistys Armd tender Supply Brig Saild from this
Port for Norfolk and Batavie for Provisions for the Settelment

Tuesday April the 20th 1790
this Day Wm Chafe a Convict was Executed for House Roberry

Munday May the 3d 1790
this Day Wm Dowland a marine Departed this Life of a flux
and fever att Rose Hill

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Published date:
November 1786 - May 1793