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Susannah (Susan) Garth (c. 1763–1841)

On Thursday last, at her residence, Sandy Bay, aged 78, Mrs. Susan Garth, mother of Mrs. Maum and Mrs. Bellett, of Clarence Plains, and Mrs. Ballantyne, of this town. Mrs. Garth embarked from England in Her Majesty's store ship Guardian, Captain Sir Edward Rion, which, it will be recollected, was nearly lost by striking on an island of ice, between the Cape of Good Hope and New Holland; she was afterwards the first female who landed at the original settlement of Norfolk Island. Mrs. Garth was much regarded by all the old inhabitants, a numerous and respectable body of whom attended her funeral yesterday.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gough, Susannah
  • Grah, Susannah
  • Grates, Susannah

c. 1763


24 June, 1841 (aged ~ 78)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years