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Orphan Number: 1434
Orphan: Edward DEANS
Mother:DEANS, Rebecca
Father:,
Mother's ship:Asia 7
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:4yrs 4mths
Date admitted:1 Jul 1851
Date discharged:31 Jul 1862
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Robert W Adams, Hobart & Rev E P Adams, Longford
Remarks: mother dead - Protestant prize 1862
References: SWD6, 28, 32/1


This orphan has been claimed by: Jenna Dean

Edward was admitted to the orphanage in 1851. His mother was Rebecca Daynes, a convict transported for 14 years on the Asia (voyage 7), native place Norwich, Norfolk in England. The surname suffered a mispelling from Daynes to Deans and finally Dean. Edward was born Edward Joseph Daynes on the 9th October 1846 in Old Stone Yard, St Martin at Oak, Norwich, Norfolk to James and Rebecca Daynes, nee Simmons. He travelled with his mother to Tasmania. There is no record aboard the convict ship that Edward came, however in addition to the orphanage record, a newspaper article published by Edward's brother Walter Daynes in 1893 says Rebecca took her baby with her to Tasmania. James and Rebecca's other children remained in England and went to live with their grandparents, Joseph and Mary Simmons/Samons. Rebecca died in 1852. James Daynes remarried to Emily Edgar and they had more children. Edward was apprenticed in 1862 to Edward Patten and Robert Patten Adams. Between at least 1870-1874, Edward lived at Mount Stuart in a house owned by Richard and George Kirby for whom he worked as a drayman. In 1892, he lived on Main Road, Moonah. By 1897, he owned his own cottage and land of 1/4 acre on Johnson Street Moonah. Edward was married twice, first to Mary Selina Smith and second to Mary Jane Charlotte Tolhurst. He died in 1906. Many descendants.

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