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Orphan Number: 1801
Orphan: Marion/Mary Ann FELL
Mother:FELL, Frances
Father:,
Mother's ship:Nautilus
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:12 Sep 1838
Date discharged:5 May 1841
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks:
References: SWD28, CSO5/191/4635


This orphan has been claimed by: Ann Hodgkinson

Mary Ann Fell had a child out of wedlock on 26 August, 1850 in Hobart who she named Arthur. Arthur unfortunately drowned at Sorell 19 April 1859. She married Alexander Duncan (whose real name was Thomas Saunders) on 9 Feb. 1852 in Hobart. They had seven children. The first four girls were born in Spring Bay until 1859. The fifth girl and two boys were born in Sorell 1862 to 1868. Alexander Duncan died in Spring Bay 1880. I have not yet confirmed the death of Mary Ann but probably in Hobart 1881. Could also have been in Ulverstone 1881,

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This orphan has been claimed by: Rachael Johnston

Mary Ann Fell married Alexander Duncan, aka Thomas Duncan.  Mary had a boy before she married Alexander and he took him in as his stepson. Mary named the boy Arthur. He later drowned at Sorell in 1859.  Mary did not put the name of Arthur's father on the Birth Certificate and Mary's mother is registered as the Informant.  



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