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Francis Spencer (1790–1851)

Francis Spencer remained on Norfolk Island when his mother left for Sydney in 1792. At some point he was sent to Sydney and enlisted in the NSW Corps in 1797. He joined the 73rd Regiment in 1910 as a private but resigned later in the year and instead became a publican. In that same year he married Jane Smith.

His father, James Squire, remained interested in him, mentioning him in his will.

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1 August, 1790
Norfolk Island, Australia


19 September, 1851 (aged 61)
Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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