JOHN CURTIS CAME AS CONVICT ON THE GANGES IN 1797. RANDOM EXTRACTS FROM NLA NEWSPAPERS MENTIONING THE NAME JOHN CURTIS. ONCE AGAIN . COULD BE OUR JOHN. MIGHT NOT BE. NEVERTHELESS THE ENTRIES ARE WORTH READING ON THE NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA WEBSITE.
SYDNEY GAZETTE 1809
Lost or Mislaid, a Note of Hand drawn by John Curtis in favor of Thomas Jones for £40. This is to caution the Public against receiving in payment the said Note, it being my property.
More about the same note. Could well be Grandfather John since he lived at Parramatta at this time.