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Susannah Asquith (1792–1842)

Susannah Williams was born in May 1792 at Norfolk Island. It is thought that her father may have been James Williams who was certainly living with Susannah's mother in 1806. No document linking the couple in the 1790s has been found.

By 1813 Susannah was living with John Matthew Baxter. On 19 October 1839 she married John Asquith. They met when Susannah was working as a servant for Simeon Lord. She died in 1842 (as Susanna Asqueth).

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Williams, Susannah
  • Baxter, Susannah
  • Asqueth, Susanna

May, 1792
Norfolk Island, Australia


1842 (aged ~ 49)
New South Wales, Australia

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