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NATHANIEL LUCAS

    Nathaniel LUCAS was sentenced at the Old Bailey in 1784 to seven years for stealing some clothing. His skills as a carpenter and builder led to him being transported to Sydney on the 'Scarborough' in the First Fleet which arrived in January 1788. From there he was transferred to Norfolk Island on the HMS 'Supply' in March 1788 as part of the pioneering party which opened up the settlement there. In 1790 he married Olivia GASCOIGNE who was also a First Fleet convict, and they went on to have thirteen children. She was an entirely more serious offender having originally been sentenced to death for robbery at gunpoint. His wife Olivia died in 1830.
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