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George Eldridge (c. 1764–1789)

George Eldridge (c.1764-1789) was an able seaman when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He was discharged as 'unserviceable' when the ship made a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope in 1789 and was taken on board the Alexander which was returning home from the colony. 

George Eldridge died at sea on 16 April 1789.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 117

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c. 1764
United States of America


16 April, 1789 (aged ~ 25)
at sea

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