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Orphan Number: 1570
Orphan: Thomas DOWNHAM
Mother:DOWNHAM, Elizabeth
Father:,
Mother's ship:Gilbert Henderson
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:2yrs
Date admitted:4 Mar 1844
Date discharged:28 Mar 1848
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died of convulsions
Remarks: buried 31 Mar 1848 at St John's Cemetery, New Town
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Friends of the Orphan Schools

This Orphan died while in care at the Orphan Schools and has no descendants. The Friends of the Orphan Schools acknowledge him. A memorial garden has been created with a plaque dedicated to his memory and all those children who died. Each year the Friends gather at Fox's Feast and pause to remember them all.



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