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Joseph Abbott (?–?)

Joseph Abbott was a marine drummer in the 8th (Portsmouth) Company. He arrived in Sydney in 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. He had a son with Isabella Rosson, a convict, but the child died in about November 1789. On 4 March 1790 Abbott was sent to Norfolk Island. On his return to Sydney he joined the NSW Corps as a drummer on 6 April 1792. He returned to Norfolk Island on 18 January 1796 and was discharged from the NSW Corps on 6 April 1797. It is believed he may have rejoined the crew of the Reliance and left the colony in 1797 as there is no further trace of him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 1

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