Robert Jenkins (c.1728-1798)

Robert Jenkins is one of St John’s First Fleeters. He was a convict transported per Alexander (1788) and died, aged 67, “on farm” on 26 February 1795. According to the burial records, Jenkins had been “speared by natives” along with Francis Bowerman. Jenkins was buried the same day he died. He lies in an unmarked grave in the cemetery; its exact location, therefore, is unknown.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • Convict Alexander (1788)


  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet, (Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1989)
  • Parish Burial Records, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Ron Withington, Dispatched Downunder: Tracing the Resting Places of the First Fleeters, (Woolloomooloo, The Fellowship of First Fleeters, 2013), p.441


# First Fleet

# Convict

# Ship: Alexander (1788)

# Cross-cultural conflict

# Burial year: 1798

# Grave: unmarked