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a private, sailed on the Prince of Wales with his wife, Hannah. On 15 August 1787, he was court-martialled at sea, for drunkenness and fighting. He was punished with 50 lashes and his rum was stopped for two days. Later, he decided to remain in the colony and settled at Cascade Stream, Norfolk Island in November 1791 with his wife and infant son and daughter who had been born in the colony. By 1799 two more daughters had been born.

By 1800 he had been granted 80 acres, and in March 1802 sold forty acres to George Guest for 40 pounds. On the evacuation of the settlement in 1804, Governor King recommended that Barrisford be allowed to remain on the island on account of his large family. But by 1807, tempted by the attractive terms of settlement, Barrisford embarked for the Derwent with his family. In 1809 he signed an address of support from the settlers at the Derwent to Governor Bligh, and was still living there in 1820.

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