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Orphan Number: 1272
Orphan: Emily CUMMINS
Mother:O'MALLY, Hannah
Father:CUMMINS, Samuel
Mother's ship:Asia
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:14yrs
Date admitted:26 Jul 1847
Date discharged:11 Aug 1847
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: George Salier, Hobart
Remarks:
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Junette Petterwood

Emily only stayed at the Orphan School for one month as she was too old to stay longer, she was discharged to George Salier of Hobart to be employed to help in the home. She married James Short 8th September 1854. James from Bristol was a Master Mariner and an orchardist. They settled in their home “Springvale” in Victoria Huon, later named Huonville. James & Emily had 12 children, 8 girls and 4 boys.

On 6 November 1866 their son Samuel drowned in the Huon River outside their home. The family home burnt down early 1900’s, and Huon Manor was built next to the property by family members. Many of the family married into well known Huon families; Nations, Lomas, Kruse and Clarks. Their youngest son Ernest (my grandfather) married Sarah Mowat, a school teacher at Cradoc and built their home in North Franklin.
Emily died 27 April 1902 at “Springvale” Huonville.



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