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Susannah Blanchet (c. 1761–1788)

Susannah Blanchet was found guilty on 2 April 1787 at Surrey, England, of stealing a quantity of clothing. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Prince of Wales as part of the First Fleet. She was buried at Sydney Cove on 24 March 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 38

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  • Blanchett, Susannah

c. 1761
Epsom, Surrey, England


23 March, 1788 (aged ~ 27)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years