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Angell, James

James Angell was a marine private in the 26th (Portsmouth) Company when he arrived in Sydney aboard the Sirius in January as part of the First Fleet. He had joined the marines on 10 June 1775. He was discharged to the company of Captn Lieutenant Meredith in July 1788 and was employed making shingles. On 4 March 1790 he was sent to Norfolk Island by the Supply and received a 60 acre grant of land Queenborough Run in February 1792. He was selling grain to the government stores by the end of the year.

Angell left the island on the Kitty on 9 March 1793 and enlisted in the NSW Corps. He was discharged in 1798. In April 1799 he was overseer of Captain Prentice's farm; he was charged with fraudulent conduct after certifying more ground as tilled than had actually been completed. In 1799 he received a 140 acre grant of land at Bankstown; 15 acres had been cleared by 1802  ready for clearing. 

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 9-10

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