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John (1) Harris
Family Name: Harris  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: John (1)
DOB 1763 approx.
DOD 27 April 1838 
Place of Birth: Moneymore, County Londonderry, Ireland
Place of Death: Shane's Park, South Creek, NSW 
Age at Death: 75
Other Occupations: Naval Surgeon
Military Surgeon
Voyages: "Surprise" from England arr. Sydney June 1790 (Second Fleet)
  • "Admiral Gambier" dep. Sydney for England 29 March 1809
  • "General Hewart" arr. NSW 7 February 1814
  • Came out as: Army surgeon  
    Date Settled Aus: 1790
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: New South Wales 1790 (ADB)
  • Parramatta, NSW 1791 (ADB)
  • England 1809-1814 (ADB)
  • New South Wales 1814 onwards (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Naval Surgeon, India 1778-1788 approx. (ADB)
  • Surgeon NSW Corps 1789 (ADB, Johnston)
  • Surgeon 102nd Foot 1791 (Johnston)
  • Publications:
    Notes: Land grant 1793; built Experiment Farm Cottage 1798 (ADB)
  • Member of a committee appointed to conduct a survey medical stores in Sydney 1819 (Sydney Gazette)
  • Magistrate, NSW Naval Officer and Controller of Police, Sydney early 1800s (ADB)
  • Returned to NSW in 1814 to be a farmer (ADB)
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Donohoe JH. Paracensus of Australia 1788-1828. 4th ed. Sydney : J. S. Shaw North Publishing, 2004
  • Johnston W. Roll of commissioned officers in the Medical Service of the British army....[1727-1898]. Aberdeen, 1917
  • Coffey HW, Morgan MJ. Irish families in Australia and New Zealand 1788-1983. South Melbourne, 1983
  • Flynn M. Second Fleet. Sydney, 1993 [believed to have served 10 years as a naval surgeon, then joined NSW Corps as Surgeon's Mate - if so unusual]
  • Ship news. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 2 April 1809 [John Harris Esq Surgeon NSW Corps on "Admiral Gambier" for England]
  • Government and general orders. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 16 October 1819
  • Dr. Harris. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 3 May 1838 [died at Shane's Park, South Creek aged 75 etc]
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