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Eades, Joseph (c. 1768–1796)

Joseph Eades was a private in the New South Wales Corps when he arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Surprize, with his wife Catherine and three children, as part of the Second Fleet. He was granted 25 acres at Petersham Hill in December 1794. He drowned on 23 January 1796 in Sydney Harbour after falling from a rock while cutting rushes for the thatched roof of the hut in which he lived with his wife and five children.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 257

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'Eades, Joseph (c. 1768–1796)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/eades-joseph-30038/text37275, accessed 28 February 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1768
Warwickshire, England

Death

23 January 1796
at sea

Cause of Death

drowned

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Military Service
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