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Desmond, Thomas (c. 1753–c. 1792)

Thomas Desmond was an able seaman from Bristol, Gloucestershire, when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was sent to the Scarborough on 13 February 1788. He may have died on the homeward journey as his wages were paid in 1792 to attorneys for Catherine McCarthy.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 104

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c. 1753
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England


c. 1792 (aged ~ 39)
at sea

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