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Joseph Jefferies (c. 1767–1789)

Joseph Jefferies (1767-1789) was an able seaman, aged 20, from Staten Island, America, when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Supply in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He died on 9 May 1789 and was buried the next day — probably at Sydney Cove.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 192

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'Jefferies, Joseph (c. 1767–1789)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/jefferies-joseph-31362/text38811, accessed 21 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1767
Staten Island, New York, United States of America

Death

9 May, 1789 (aged ~ 22)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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