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Eldridge, George (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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'Eldridge, George (c. 1764–1789)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/eldridge-george-31089/text38460, accessed 16 August 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1764
United States of America

Death

16 April, 1789 (aged ~ 25)
at sea

Cause of Death

unknown

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