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Douglas, William (?–?)

William Douglas was a marine in the 17th (Portsmouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain John Shea's Company at Port Jackson.

Douglas was sent to Norfolk Island on the Supply in March 1790, returning to Port Jackson in April 1791. He 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 107

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'Douglas, William (?–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/douglas-william-30767/text38114, accessed 16 August 2022.

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