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 TAHO, CSO 22/112 No. 2385

Queens Orphan Schools
26th September 1844
Sir
I have the honor to submit the name of the person in the margin (Anne Eldridge, free to the colony) for the situation as Laundress to the Institution (approved of by His Excellency) the salary eighteen pounds per annum and a ration.
I have the honor to be
Sr
Your obedient servant
Charles O'Hara Booth
To the Comptroller General
Recommended
The Lieutenant Governor approves
Convict Department
Memorandum
The Lieutenant Governor approves of the appointment of Ann Eldridge as Laundress at the Queen's Orphan Schools, with wages at the rate of eighteen pounds per annum and a personal ration which she will draw from the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By His Excellency's Command,
(signed) F.S.
A.L.S.
Colonial Secretary's Office
10th October 1844
No. 2273/3
Queen's Orphan School
31st October 1844
Sir,
I have the honor to submit for the consideration of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, the names of the persons inserted below for the appointments and changes set opposite their respective names.
Name
Appointment
Remarks
Henriette Mathews
Nurse, Female School
Vice "Martha Smith" dismissed by the approval of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor
Maria Jacobs
Cook, Female School
Vice "Mary Meaney" dismissed, approval of his His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor
Mary Ann Smith
Nurse, Female School
To succeed Margaret Shaw who is recommended to be removed to the charge of the Laundry.
Ann Eldridge
Laundress
This appointment recommended to be cancelled from subsequent circumstances of character having come to knowledge, and her not having taken charge.
Margaret Shaw
Nurse
To be removed to the charge of the Laundry, vice Ann Eldridge whom is recommended (as above) to be cancelled.
 
In submitting the names of
Henriette Mathews
Maria Jacobs and
Mary Ann Smith,
for the vacant appointments, I have every reason to hope they are a better class of persons than can generally be obtained.
The appointments and changes to take effect from the 1st Proximo with the same salary and allowances as their predecessors, viz.-
Each, £18, per annum, with a personal ration.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your obedient servant
Charles O'Hara Booth
The Assistant Comptroller
The Comptroller General recommends these appointments for the Lieutenant Governor's approval.
W Nairne
4th Novr 44
The Colonial Secretary
Convict Dept
Memo
ON the recommendation of the Compt. Genl. the LG approves of the following changes to appointments in the Queen's Orphan Schools.
Henriette Matthews to be Nurse in the Female School in the room of Martha Smith, dismissed.
Maria Jacobs to be Cook in the Female School v. Meaney.
Mary Ann Smith to be Nurse in the Female School in the room of Marg. Shaw.
Marg. Shaw to be placed in charge of the Laundry in the room of Eldridge whose appointment is cancelled.
These persons will receive the same wages & allowances as their predecessors respectively, viz, £18 each p.a. & a personal ration. To commence on the date to which the Compt. Genl. may certify.
By &c
(signed) JEB
CSO 8 Nov. 1844
No.1466/3
Capt[?] Booth presents his compliments to the Assistant Comptroller and in reply to his note of the 12th inst. would beg to recommend the bearer "Mrs Smith" to succeed Mrs Munro. Capt Booth has every reason to believe she will make a kind and efficient nurse to the children.
Queen's O. Schools
15/6/44
Recommended 20 June
The Col. Secy
The Lt Govr approves
JE Bicheno
June 22 44
Convict Dept
Mem:
On the recommendation of the Comptroller General, the L.G. sanctions the appointment of Mrs Smith to fill the situation of nurse at the Queen's Orphan Schools in succession to Mrs Munro. She will receive the same salary as her predecessor, to commence on the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By
(signed) JEB
CSO 24th June 1844
No.1467/2
29th June 1844
Sir,
Allow me to recommend that Mr Boyle should attend at the Queen's Orphan School to read daily prayers &c, and to give moral instruction to the Catholic Children on Wednesdays and Fridays, until I can be prepared to lay before you such alterations in the different establishments, as may be deemed advisable.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your most humble and obedient servant.
R W Willson
Catholic Bishop
To Comptroller General
Recommended and I beg to know the rate of allowance.
July
The Lt Govr has approved of a salary of 50£ per annum being paid to a Roman Catholic Clergyman for attending to the Religious Instruction of the children of that Church in the Orphan Schools. I submit this for his sanction.
J.E. Bicheno
July 6 44
Convict Dept
Mem:
The L.G. approves, under the recommendation of the Right Reverend Dr Willson, and the Comptroller General, of Mr Boyle attending at the Queen's Orphan Schools daily, to read prayers to the Catholic Children, and on Wednesdays and Fridays to give them Spiritual Instructions.
The rate of allowance which the L.G., under the recommendation of the committee of Officers, has authorised to be set apart for the services of a Roman Catholic Clergyman in attending to the Religious Instruction of the Children belonging to the Church of Rome in the Orphan Schools, is fifty pounds.
Mr Boyle therefore will receive the same amount whilst employed in the above capacity which he will draw from the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By
(signed) J.E.B.
CSO 11th July 1844
No.1813/1
Queen's Orphan Schools
23rd July 1844
Sir,
I have the honor to submit the Resignation of the person named in the margin (Mary Morgan), employed as Cook and Laundress at the Female Orphan School.
I shall feel obliged by her successor being nominated to succeed a few days before the date of the intended Resignation (22nd August) and, at the same time, beg to state, that it will require an active, and industrious person, and I would beg to suggest, without any incumbrance or tie in the Schools, to fill the situation. The Salary is Eighteen Pounds per annum with a personal ration.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your very obedient servant
Charles OHara Booth
The Comptroller General
22nd July 1844
Mrs Morgan wishes to resign her situations has cook and laundress at the Female Orphan School on the 22nd of August next.
Mary Morgan
To Capt Booth
Will Captain Booth have the goodness to submit the name of some competent person for the vacancy.
W Nairne
26th July 44
Capt Booth would beg to submit the name of "Mary Meaney" who from recommendation and capability appears to be fitted for the situation.
Charles O'Hara Booth
1/8/44
W Nairn Esqr
Recommended 2 Aug the Col. Secy
Approved 5 August
Convict Dept
Mem:
On the recommendation of the Comptroller General, the L.G. approves of the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mary Morgan late Cook and Laundress at the Queen's Orphan Schools being filled by Mary Murray with the same Salary and rations allowance as her predecessor to commence from the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By
(signed) J.E.B.
CSO 12th August 1844
No.1829/1
Queen's Orphan Schools
25th July 1844
Sir,
I have the honor to submit, for the information of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, the Resignation of the person named in the margin (Anne Thompson). She has been employed as one of the Infant Nurses in the Female School.
I consider it a duty, to bring under the notice of the Comptroller General, that this individual (as well as others) on obtaining appointment was granted the privilege of bringing a young family with her (one of whom is now borne on the strength of the Establishment) I shall therefore, feel obliged by being instructed, whether or not, in such cases, that the children are to be withdrawn from the Institution on the retirement of the Parent.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your very obedient servant,
Charles O'Hara Booth
PS At the same time I have the honor to request that a successor may be nominated to take Mrs Thompson's situation, on or before the 31st Proximo.
COH Booth
The Comptroller General
Captain Booth is requested to name some person for this situation.
W Nairn 29 July 44
Capt Booth would beg to submit the name of Margaret Shaw for this vacancy, she appears to understand the duties and bears good testimonials (herewith sent).
Charles O'Hara Booth
30/7/44
W Nairn Esqre
I think all children shd be discharged from the Schools who ar under such circumstances, shall I ask Capt Booth to find a proper form[?] to proceed[?]?
1 August
Margaret Shaw recommended to fill this vacancy
3 Aug 1844
Approved 5 Augt
Margaret Shaw the bearer of this Certificate was three years Nurse and Midwife in this Establishment and during that time was exceedingly well conducted, she discharged her duties very much to our Satisfaction and is in my opinion a most suitable person for the care of Children, especially in time of Sickness.
John Hutchinson
Supt
Female House of Correction
30th July 1844
The woman named in the margin was nurse in the Hospital, Female House of Correction, for a period of three years, and gave me every satisfaction in the discharge of her duties, and I should consider her well fitted, to look after children, or act as a Nurse in a Public Establishment.
W Dermer MD
Hobart Town
July 29th 1844
Convict Dept
Mem:
On the recommendation of the Comptroller General, the L.G. approves of the appointment of Margaret Shaw as an Infant Nurse at the Queen's Orphan Schools in succession to Ann Thompson resigned and at the same rate of salary which will commence from the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By
(signed) J.E.B.
CSO 12th August 1844
No.1371/4
For the Lt Govrs approval J.E.B. Aug 16
Queen's Orphan Schools
23rd July 1844
Sir,
In reference to the recommendation herewith returned of the appointment of Sarah Litchfield to the situation of Laundress, I beg to submit on reflection, that I consider the appointment unadvisable, as she has a child in the school, and for the future would beg to suggest that no person may be appointed who has any private interest in the Establishment.
I would therefore feel obliged by some other person being nominated to the appointment of Laundress to the Institution.
I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your very obedient servant
Charles O'Hara Booth
The Comptroller General
Captain Booth is requested to submit the name of some person for this situation.
W Nairn
26 July 44
Capt Booth would beg to submit the name of Grace Nance to the appointment of Laundress to the Queen's Orphan Schools
Charles O'Hara Booth
14/8/44
Submitted for the Lieutenant Governo's approval.
W Nairn
15 August
Grace Nance to be appointed.
15 Augt
Convict Dept
Mem:
The L.G. having had before him the letter of Captn Booth, relative to the appointment of a Laundress at the Queen's Orphan Schools, submitted through the Comptroller General's Office, H.E. appoints Grace Nance to the situation. The appointment to take effect from the date to which the Comptroller General may certify.
By
(signed) J.E.B.
CSO 20th August 1844

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