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Orphan Number: 1819
Orphan: Esther FIGG
Mother:SMITH, Margaret
Father:FIGG, William
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:7yrs
Date admitted:30 Nov 1835
Date discharged:13 Jan 1838
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks: father a tailor in Launceston
References: SWD28, CSO5/86/1885


This orphan has been claimed by: Deidre Ikin

I have claimed Esther Figg who was 7 when admitted to Queens Orphanage in 1835, birth year about 1828. Her sister, Jane age 5 was admitted at the same date.

They were discharged into the care of  their mother (?) Margaret Smith (born 1796 Scotland) in 1838.  Their father is named William Figg and he is on my family line, the orphanage records say he was a tailor in Launceston.

My relative is Henry Robert Figg who was born at Clarence in 1935, who might be a brother to the 2 girls. 
I have had a few doubts about my family line, and they centred on William Figg, I have wondered if Margaret was their birthmother or a step mother  and I do not know where William Figg died.  I think the records for William show a birth somewhere to a woman Ann or Mary Ann. Some family members say we have some Aboriginal ancestral lines in our family, and I wonder if it comes in here.  
Any info please email me at icondei@iinet.net.au   Deidre


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