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Susannah Trippett (c. 1766–?)

Susannah Trippett (c.1766- ), an artificial flower maker, was found guilty (as Susannah Trippet) on 30 August 1786 at the Old Bailey, London, of pickpocketing: she stole a metal watch from a man. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, she arrived at Sydney aboard the Lady Penrhyn in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Trippett was sent to Norfolk Island on the Golden Grove in October 1788 on the same voyage as James Richardson; they lived together on the island and left the island together on the Atlantic in September 1792 with no children. They were still together in Sydney, without children in 1806. No further records have been found. She may have returned to England with Reichardson in 1810.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 360

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'Trippett, Susannah (c. 1766–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Tripet, Susannah
  • Tripett, Susannah
  • Trippet, Susannah
  • Trippel, Susannah
  • Tuppet, Susannah
  • Tripputt, Susannah
  • Richardson, Susannah

c. 1766

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft (pickpocketing)
Sentence: 7 years