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
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  • Author:
    Helen Styles

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