People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

Daniels, Daniel (c. 1761–?)

Daniel Daniels (c.1761- ) was found guilty on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of the theft of a copper cover and pewter dishes and a pair of shoes. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Censor hulk on 6 September 1784, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Scarborough in February 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Daniels was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. In May 1791 he was sentenced to 32 lashes for attempting to steal flour from Mary Lammerman. In April 1792 he was off stores and working for settlers. In May 1794 he was hired for 12 months by Owen Cavanough. Daniels was still on the island in October 1796. No further records have been found for him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 94

Related Entries in NCB Sites

Citation details

'Daniels, Daniel (c. 1761–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/daniels-daniel-30696/text38040, accessed 1 March 2021.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1761

Religious Influence
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Key Events
Key Places
Social Issues
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years