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John Carver (c. 1757–1826)

John Carver (c.1757-1826) was a marine in the 24th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Friendship as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain Watkin Tench's Company in the colony.

Carver received an 80 acre grant of land at Field of Mars in January 1792 and on 9 January married Isabella Smith at Parramatta. Isabella disappears from records thereafter. In 1806 Carver was working for Isaac Nichols. In 1814 he was listed as a labourer and in 1825 was an inmate of the Sydney Benevolent Asylum. He was buried on 15 December 1826 at Sydney; no record of any children has been found.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 66

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