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Bacon, Samuel

Samuel Bacon was a private in the 39th (Plymouth) Company. He arrived in Sydney with his wife and daughter aboard the Sirius as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain James Campbell's company and was promoted to corporal on 1 July 1788.

With his wife and three children he departed the colony for England aboard the Gorgon on 13 December 1791. His twin sons died during the voyage.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 15

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'Bacon, Samuel ', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/bacon-samuel-29999/text37208, accessed 5 August 2020.

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