THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEERS ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Rebecca Golsby
 
Born: c1786.
Arrived Sydney: Saturday 12th October 1811.

Vessel: Friends.
Status: Convict – Sentenced in 1809, at the age of 29 to transportation for 7 years for stealing goods to the value of 39/- only.
                             Rebecca was listed as a widow at her trial.
Occupation:

Common Law Wife of Joseph Tuso/Tuzo.
Died: Possibly 1831.
Buried: A Rebecca Goalby is listed in the St. Phillip's Church Register as being buried 19th April 1831.

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born:-
William Golsby born c1808, prior to Rebecca arriving in Sydney.

During the Macquarie era the following child was born to Sarah Ward and possibly Joseph Tuso.
Mary Ann born 1812, the story that has been passed down is that Sarah Ward left Joseph soon after they married and appeared on
Joseph’s doorstep a few years later with Mary Ann (as a child).  Sarah left Mary Ann with Rebecca who looked after Mary Ann as
her own daughter.

During the Macquarie era the following children were born to Joseph and Rebecca:-
Priscilla Tuso/Golsby born 1815.
Joanna Golsby/Tuso born 1818.

On arrival of 'Friends', Rebecca was one of 100 convicts mustered and inspected by Governor Macquarie himself 'in order that I may
ascertain the manner they have been treated during the voyage and whether they have any complaints to prefer against the Commander
or Surgeon of the ship in which they came.'
       


Contributed by Association Member, Sharon Lamb.

Reference: Beginnings – Kevin Golsby.

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