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Luke Haynes (?–1789)

Luke Haynes (also spelt Haines) was a marine in the 14th (Portsmouth) Company. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain James Campbell's company at Port Jackson. In November 1788 he was involved in a series of fights which led to the death of fellow marine Thomas Bullmore. The combatants were found guilty of manslaughter and each sentenced to 200 lashes.

Haynes was executed at Sydney Cove on 27 March 1789, along with five other marines, Richard Asky, James Baker, James Brown, Richard Dukes and Thomas Jones, for persistent theft from public stores, much of the loot being liquor. One of the group, Joseph Hunt, turned King's evidence and was pardoned.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 168

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  • Haines, Luke

27 March, 1789
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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