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Munday, John (c. 1760–?)

John Munday (c.1760- ) was a marine in the 18th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Alexander with his wife and two children in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. The couple had two more children in the colony. He served in Captain John Shea's company at Port Jackson. Munday was described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes, and a slightly pock marked fair complexion.

Deciding to settle Munday was granted 60 acres at Grenville Vale, Norfolk Island, in 1791. He was selling grain to stores by 1792. In October 1793 he had cultivated 10 of his 30 ploughable acres.

Munday was victualled on Norfolk Island to at least 1796. He had disappeared from records by 1805, as had his wife. It is not known if they left the colony or died.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 258
  • Cheryl Timbury, 'Munday Family', First Fleet Fellowship, Victoria, https://firstfleetfellowship.org.au/marines/munday-family/ — accessed 25 February 2021

Citation details

'Munday, John (c. 1760–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/munday-john-31547/text39007, accessed 28 November 2021.

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