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Inch, Robert (?–1808)

Robert Inch was a sailor aboard the Nautilus which arrived in Sydney in 1798. He remained in the colony, working as a sailor and eventually owned his own boat. On 21 December 1800 he married Mary Kirk. They do not appear to have had children.

Inch drowned on 25 September 1808 after his sloop, Charlotte (presumably named after his stepdaughter), was wrecked in a squall 5 miles to the northward, between Broken Bay and the North Head, in her passage from Hawkesbury, with a cargo of grain.

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'Inch, Robert (?–1808)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/inch-robert-29796/text36880, accessed 17 October 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Death

25 September 1808
at sea

Cause of Death

drowned

Passenger Ship
Occupation