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James Wilson (c. 1764–?)

James Wilson, (c.1764-), was a seaman, born in Philadelphia, America. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Sirius as part of the First Fleet. His daughter, Mary Ann, with convict Ellen Wainwright, was baptised at Sydney on 24 May 1789 and died at Norfolk Island on 9 April 1792.

Wilson absconded from the Sirius on 14 February 1789 when it was at the Cape of Good Hope for provisions.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 388

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c. 1764
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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