Susannah Blanchet.


Born in England circa 1761- Died in the Colony 1788.


Susannah Blanchet (so indicated) aged 25 and late of Epsom parish in Surrey, was sentenced to be transported beyond the seas for seven years on 2nd April 1787 at Kingston upon Thames for theft of a quantity of clothing.


Soon after she was ordered to Newgate from the New Gaol, Southwark, for transportation by wagon to Portsmouth where on 3rd May she was embarked on Prince of Wales.


Unfortunately in March 1788 Susannah died.

On 24 March 1788 she was buried at Sydney Cove.





To The Memory of

Susannah Blanchet.


Susannah was someone’s daughter

and no doubt, a friend to others.


Somewhere in Sydney Cove she lies.


Her trials ended, thy rest is won.




Information: Founders of Australia. Mollie Gillen.


Epitaph: Jean Mortimer # 6409



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