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Davis, John (?–?)

John Davis was a marine in the 53rd (Portsmouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney, with his wife Martha, aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. His daughter, Jane, who was born on 9 May 1787, during the voyage, died on 13 July 1787.

Davis served in Captain James Campbell's Company at Port Jackson.

Davis and his wife returned to England on the Gorgon in December 1791 with their two children who had been born at Port Jackson.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 98

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