Olivia Gascoigne and the Last Baronet
Olivia Gascoigne was the natural daughter of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, the Last Baronet of an English Catholic family in Yorkshire. Olivia was educated as a servant in Severn Stoke in Worcestershire, and sentenced with 8 women from Worcester to join the First Fleet to Australia. She and Ann Inett from Worcester travelled on the Lady Penryhn with 100 women to Botany Bay in 1787. They were among 6 women chosen to establish a settlement on Norfolk Island where Ann Inett became the mistress of Lieutenant Governor Philip Gidley King, on Norfolk Island and bore him two sons.
Olivia became the wife of the First Fleet builder Nathaniel Lucas on Norfolk Island for 17 years. Nathaniel was appointed Master Builder in Sydney when Governor King became the Third Governor of NSW and Built the Mint in Macquarie Street Sydney in 1816.
Specs:240 x 170mm; Case Bound