Born 1761, St Michaels Cornwall England. James Painter joined HMS Sirius 24 March 1787 at Portsmouth, Crew Number 184, aged 23 years with previous service on the Ardent.
- Marriages November 1791 Norfolk Island: Romance among the Pine Trees
- Sarah Manning, the wife James Painter left behind on Norfolk Island departed Norfolk Island per Lady Nelson for Hobart 14 February 1808
- Coming Soon: Seaman Settlers of Norfolk Island.