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Phillippa Hutchinson (1799–1882)

Phillippa Carbis née Barter, a milliner & dressmaker, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for stealing milk and butter. She arrived in Sydney in August 1838 aboard the John Renwick, with her baby son who was born before the voyage started and was baptised in Sydney. Her husband had died before they left. Phillippa was described as being 5 feet (152.4 cms) tall with a fair, pale and freckled complexion, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

In the 1840s she worked as a nurse (eventually becoming head nurse) at the Benevolent Asylum in Sydney. She married Joshua Hutchinson in 1848. Hutchinson owned many pubs in Sydney. Described as a pauper, Phillippa died on 29 July 1882 at the Hyde Park Asylum in Sydney.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Carbis, Phillippa
  • Barter, Phillipa

Plymouth, Devon, England


29 July, 1882 (aged ~ 83)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years