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Clayfield, William (?–?)

William Clayfield, sergeant of marines in the 61st (Portsmouth) Company, embarked with his wife Rachel Clayfield on the Alexander for New South Wales. They transferred to the Prince of Wales in August 1787 and arrived in the colony in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain John Shea's detachment at Port Jackson.

Clayfield and his wife were sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. The couple returned to England on the Gorgon in December 1791. 

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 73

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'Clayfield, William (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/clayfield-william-30555/text37880, accessed 19 August 2022.

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