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Jacob Norris (c. 1747–1791)

Jacob Cudlip (c.1747-1791), indicted as Cudlip otherwise Norris, was found guilty on 25 July 1785 at Bodmin, Cornwall, of breaking into a house and stealing a silver jug, money and other goods. His death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation on 10 August 1785. He was sent to the Dunkirk hulk, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Charlotte in March 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Cudlip used the name Norris at Port Jackson, where he shared a hut with Stephen Legrove. He was buried at Sydney on 22 May 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 89

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cudlip, Jacob

c. 1747


21 May, 1791 (aged ~ 44)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years