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Olivia Hodgetts (1795–1851)

Olivia Lucas married John Hodgetts in 1811. They moved to Tasmania in 1811 and settled at Launceston where they worked a farm of 460 acres growing wheat and potatoes, with some cattle and pigs. In about 1835 they sold their farm and moved to Cressy where John became a blacksmith.

* further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), p 390

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  • Lucas, Olivia

18 April, 1795
Norfolk Island, Australia


22 June, 1851 (aged 56)
Longford, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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