Lived in Plymouth
Born circa 1746/48.
Joseph Bone, age 40 from Plymouth, embarked on Supply on 24 November
1786 as carpenter’s crew. He was promoted to carpenter’s mate on 11 May
1787, but at Port Jackson on 13 July 1788 he was discharged, “being
infirm”. Shipping home on Alexander, he died at sea on 27 July, probably
from the scurvy that had decimated the crew.
deep blue waters of the ocean.
The Memory of
Family not listed, Joseph worked as long as circumstances permitted.
Scurvy was noted to be the probable cause of his death.
work on earth was done.
Founders of Australia. M. Gillen.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.