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Susannah Allen (?–1789)

Susannah Allen, a hoop maker, was found guilty, at the Old Bailey, London, on 18 April 1787, of stealing clothing from a woman after getting her drunk. Sentenced to seven years transportation, she arrived in Sydney aboard the Prince of Wales in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. Allen was buried on 17 October 1789 after giving birth to a daughter, Rebekah, by marine John Brown. 

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Alternative Names
  • Allein, Susannah

16 October, 1789
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years