A birth on the First Fleet

From Port Jackson Jane and (child) Henrietta were sent to Norfolk Island on 4 March 1790. Jane married Thomas Chipp, a private marine, on Norfolk Island. In November 1794 they left Norfolk Island for Sydney. Jane had seven children by Chipp and stayed with him until her death in 1836.

The two series from which these extracts are taken can be seen as ‘founding documents’ for the penal colony of New South Wales. In both cases, they include records of events that predate the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.

Source: NRS 12937 Registrar General: Registers of baptisms, burials and marriages, 1787-1856 [SZ1022], Reel 5002. Records of Baptisms, etc. St Phillips Sydney 1787-1809 and Norfolk Island 1797-1806.


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Baptisms – On Board the different Transports
bound from England to New South Wales
Lady Penryn, Cape Phillip Sherving [Scriven]
of Good Hope, Nov 4th Henrietta Sherving (Scriven) daughter of Jane
Langley, Convict born Oct 22

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