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Bryant, Charlotte Spence (1787–1792)

Charlotte Spence Braund was born on 8 September 1787, aboard the Charlotte en route to Sydney as part of the First Fleet. The daughter of Mary Braund and William Bryant she was baptised at the Cape of Good Hope on 28 October.

On 28 March 1791 her parents escaped in a small fishing boat taking Charlotte and her young brother as well as seven male convicts. Her father and brother died at Batavia. She continued the journey with her mother on the Gorgon but died at sea on 6 May 1792.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 47

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  • Braund, Charlotte Spence

8 September 1787
at sea


6 May 1792
at sea

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