|Mother's ship:||Duke of Cornwall|
|Age when admitted:||6yrs|
|Date admitted:||20 Jan 1859|
|Date discharged:||29 Oct 1859|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||mother, now free|
|References:||SWD26/4, 27, 28|
19/1/1859 James Cunningham aged 6 was admitted to the Queen's Orphan School. The application was made by Father Woods. James DOB of birth is incorrect as documents show he was born in Hobart (Brickfields, father unknown November 19 1851) should be 9, not 6.
James mother Margaret Cunningham (30) and her two sisters Mary (35) and Jane (18) all from the County Cavan Ireland left Dublin aboard the Duke of Cornwall departing 8 July 1850 arriving in VDL 27/10/1850. Mary and Jane were tried on the same day for stealing fowl, whilst Margaret a few days later for stealing a shift (dress).
Mary married Frederick Marshall
Jane married Samuel Eccles - address Jan 1859 was 4 Burnett St Hobart.
What a sad life James must have had, ending up in the orphanage. He was discharged in Oct 1859 and found himself back there May 1861.
I wonder what became of James Cunningham?