English by birth, circa 1752—Died in the
William Brewer was 33 when he was
sentenced to death at Exeter, Devon, on 20 March 1786
for theft of a ewe sheep (value 20s.). On 13 April he
was reprieved to seven years transportation and sent to
the Dunkirk hulk, where his behavior was “tolerably
decent and orderly”.
Discharged to Charlotte on 11 March 1787,
he survived the voyage but died at Sydney Cove on 5
To The Memory of
Matters it not, if time began and if time
will ever cease?
I was here, I used it all, and now I am
Sydney Cove is where I lay forever more.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.