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Orphan Number: 1269
Orphan: Amelia CUMMINS
Mother:O'MALLY, Hannah
Father:CUMMINS, Samuel
Mother's ship:Asia
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:12yrs
Date admitted:26 Jul 1847
Date discharged:2 Dec 1852
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: moniter at QO then to Rev Ewing
Remarks:
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Junette Petterwood

On leaving the orphan school in 1852 Amelia assisted as a monitor for a short time with Rev. Thomas J. Ewing.
She married Peter Emslie 30th October 1855 a former convict having arrived on the Triton 1842. Amelia and Peter had 4 daughters. Peter died 10 years later and Amelia was left to manage a young family. She applied to the Queens Orphan School to take the children, they were not admitted, but she was given an allowance of 7/6 weekly –SWD26/8, 27 Two daughters, Elizabeth Amelia & Isabella Emslie later married 2 brothers, George Henry Priest & John Thomas Priest.
Amelia remarried 11 November 1867 to John Joseph Francis, they had 5 sons and 1 daughter, the first 2 sons were twins and died at 4 months. Two other sons died at a young age.
Amelia died 27 August 1893.  



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