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Family of Robert Parry Young and Jane Redfern

Husband: Robert Parry Young (1746-1798)
Wife: Jane Redfern ( - )
Children: Jane Young (1772- )
Richard Young (1772- )
Robert Benjamin Young (1773-1846)
Margaret Maria Young ( -1780)
John James Young (1777-1796)
Marriage 26 Mar 1772 Jurby, Isle of Man

Husband: Robert Parry Young

Name: Robert Parry Young
Sex: Male
Father: John Young ( -1755)
Mother: -
Birth 1746 Gosport, Hampshire
Parents: John & Jane Young
Will 22 Dec 1797 (age 50-51) Date of will
Occupation Resident Agent for Transports, Southampton
Occupation 1798 (age 51-52) Commander, HMS Vigilant
Death 1798 (age 51-52) Portsmouth, Hampshire
Burial 9 Mar 1798 Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire
Probate 6 Apr 1799 Probate

Wife: Jane Redfern

Name: Jane Redfern
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Will 22 Dec 1797 Mentioned in husband's will

Child 1: Jane Young

Name: Jane Young
Sex: Female
Birth 1772 Stoke Damerel, Devon
Baptism 18 Jan 1772 (age 0) Stoke Damerel, Devon (twin of Richard Young)
Will 22 Dec 1797 (age 24-25) Mentioned in father's will ("my beloved daughter Jane Young of Douglas in the Isle of Man")

Child 2: Richard Young

Name: Richard Young
Sex: Male
Birth 1772 Stoke Damerel, Devon
Baptism 18 Jan 1772 (age 0) Stoke Damerel, Devon (twin of Jane Young)

Child 3: Robert Benjamin Young

Name: Robert Benjamin Young
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Ellis (c. 1795- )
Birth 15 Sep 1773 Douglas, Isle of Man
Baptism 22 Oct 1773 (age 0) St Matthew, Douglas, Isle of Man
Title Captain
Will 22 Dec 1797 (age 24) Mentioned in father's will ("now a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy")
Occupation 21 Oct 1810 (age 37) Promotion to rank of Commander, R.N.
Will 20 May 1838 (age 64) Proved 10.3.1847
Residence 1838 (age 64-65) Clifton Place, St Sidwells, Exeter (address on will)
Occupation 1846 (age 72-73) Commander, Royal Navy (on death cert.)
Death fact 1846 (age 72-73) 1846 Dec Qtr, Exeter, 10/88
Death fact 26 Nov 1846 (age 73) Heart disease; Mary Young present at death
Death 26 Nov 1846 (age 73) 7 Cobourg Place, Exeter, Devon

Child 4: Margaret Maria Young

Name: Margaret Maria Young
Sex: Female
Death 17 Nov 1780 Liverpool, Lancashire
Burial 23 Nov 1780 St Paul, Liverpool, Lancashire

Child 5: John James Young

Name: John James Young
Sex: Male
Birth 25 Jul 1777 Stoke Damerel, Devon
Baptism 24 Sep 1777 (age 0) Stoke Damerel, Devon
Occupation Lieutenant R.N.
Death 1796 (age 18-19)

Note on Husband: Robert Parry Young (1)

The Robert Parry Young with whom Jane Redfern 'eloped' in 1772 (a marriage at Jurby!) was in charge of the Plymouth division of the third fleet which transported convicts to Australia in 1791.


Convict Revolt on the Albemarle (1791)

Berrow's Worcester Journal. Thursday, July 14, 1791


Extract of a Letter from Lieut. Robert Parry Young, Agent to Transports, dated on board the Albemarle Transport, April 25, 1791.

"On the 9th inst. the convicts rose upon us, with intention to massacre the Officers and Soldiers, and then take the vessel to America. Fortunately, however, they were repulsed and driven to take refuge in the hold, and in their prison room. Some of them were wounded. In the search after the ringleaders, we admitted one of them King's evidence, and he confessed the circumstances of the whole design. After they were subdued, it was unanimously agreed by the officers, myself, and the crew, that it was expedient to hang up the two ringleaders at the yardarm, which was accordingly put in execution. I imagine this punishment will deter them from any future attempt, since they have continued still, and apparently reconciled to their fate. There were no ships in sight at the time they rose. One of the ringleaders was an American. Two of the crew who were accomplices in the insurrection I have set on shore here, not considering it safe to proceed with such treacherous villains on board the ship. We are one and all armed day and night, and keep the most vigilant look-out over the convicts; six of whom have died since our departure from England. - Tomorrow we sail for St.Jago, the place of general rendezvous; there we shall stay a few days, and then then take our departure for South Wales."


See also:

An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, by David Collins, London, 1798

in Project Gutenberg eBooks:

Note on Husband: Robert Parry Young (2)

Will of Robert Parry Young, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, on board HMS Vigilant in Portsmouth Harbour, 22 Dec 1797

To my wife Jane Young of Castletown in the Isle of Man £200, she to keep all household furniture, good or plate in her possession at the time of my decease over and above the pension she shall be entitled to as the widow of a Commissioned Officer; £300 to my daughter Jane Young of Douglas in the Isle of Man; £300 to my beloved and esteemed friend Elizabeth Middleton (alias Elizabeth Young) of the Parish of Aldgate in the City of London who shall be entitled to keep all household furniture, good or plate in her possession at the time of my decease in consideration for her very great care and attention to me for many years and hazarding herself on a voyage to New South Wales with me, my aforesaid wife Jane Young being the whole of the time labouring under a disordered mind from whom I could not receive any assistance; £100 to Elizabeth Boyles of the Parish of March Wood near Southampton my late servant; remainder to son Robert Benjamin Young now a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

No exec, no witnesses

On 4 Apr 1799, appeared personally William Marsh of Norfolk Street Strand in the County of Middlesex Esquire and Thomas Smith of the same place Gentleman and made oath that they were well acquainted with Robert Parry Young late a Lieutenant on board His Majesty's Ship Vigilant in Portsmouth Harbour deceased and with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and they depose that they believe it to be all the proper handwriting and subscribing of the said Robert Parry Young deceased. Sworn before a Parson.

Admon with the will attached was granted 6 Apr 1799 to Robert Benjamin Young the natural and lawful son and residuary legatee.