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John Carroll (1768–1832)

John Carroll was a private in the NSW Corps. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Scarborough. He served for two and half years in New South Wales then in February 1793 was sent to Norfolk Island. He struck up a relationship with Elizabeth Blundell and returned with her to Sydney in November 1794. In July 1795 he was granted 25 acres in the Hawkesbury region. They were both sent to Norfolk Island in October 1796 and returned to Sydney prior to 1801. They were still together, and childless, in 1806.

When the Corps was recalled to England in 1810 Carroll transferred to the NSW Veteran Company. Elizabeth was still living with him in 1811 but by 1822 was in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) — having, presumably, returned to live with her husband. Carroll was pensioned with the disbandment of the Veteran Company in 1823. He died at Liverpool Hospital in 1832.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 191

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England


June, 1832 (aged ~ 64)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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