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Ellis, John (?–1788)

John Ellis ( -1788) was a boatswain on the Alexander when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Ellis died at sea on 4 November 1788 on the homeward voyage.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 119

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'Ellis, John (?–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ellis-john-31096/text38467, accessed 28 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Death

4 November 1788
at sea

Cause of Death

unknown

Passenger Ship
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