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James Lewis (c. 1762–?)

James Lewis (c.1762- ) was an able seaman when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He went with the ship to the Cape of Good Hope in September 1788 for urgently needed supplies for the colony. He ran from the ship when it was docked at Cape Town on 17 February 1789 and could not be persuaded to return.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 219

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c. 1762
Worcestershire, England

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