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Bolton, Rebecca (c. 1786–1788)

Rebecca Bolton/Boulton was born around April 1786 at Lincoln Gaol where her mother was an inmate. She arrived in Sydney with her mother in January 1788 aboard the Prince of Wales as part of the First Fleet. She was buried at Sydney Cove on 28 April 1788. Her mother had died the previous week.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 41

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'Bolton, Rebecca (c. 1786–1788)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/bolton-rebecca-30369/text37668, accessed 9 August 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Bolton, Rebecca
Birth

c. April 1786
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Death

24 April 1788
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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