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Orphan Number: 1273
Orphan: Hannah CUMMINS
Mother:O'MALLY, Hannah
Father:CUMMINS, Samuel
Mother's ship:Asia
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:26 Jul 1847
Date discharged:27 Jan 1851
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, Ticket of Leave
Remarks:
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Junette Petterwood

Hannah became a dressmaker when she left the Orphan School, she married Thomas Henry North in 1853, Thomas was a former convict. Hannah & Thomas settled in Bendigo Victoria soon after they were married, lured by the gold rush in that area. They had 15 children all born in the Bendigo/Kingower area.

Hannah reared the children in hash mining condition, several dying as infants. She assisted many other women in the district and was known as the “baby catcher” performing midwife duties. Eldest son Samuel (possibly named after Hannah’s father) had 10 children and moved to W.A. where many of his descendants live today. Other children moving to various parts of Victoria and N.S.W.
Hannah died 21 October 1914 in Bendigo Victoria.



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This orphan has been claimed by: Katherine Bousfield



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