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Orphan Number: 192
Orphan: Margaret BANE
Mother:HENDERSON, Ann
Father:BANE, John
Mother's ship:Sir Robert Seppings
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs 1mth
Date admitted:13 Jul 1852
Date discharged:15 Mar 1855
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, Ticket of Leave
Remarks:
References: SWD28


This orphan has been claimed by: Norma Watt

Margaret (born 29.6.1845 in Maybole, Ayr, Scotland) was the daughter of single mother and convict, Ann Henderson (born ~1825) who was transported for 7 years on the Sir Robert Seppings for stealing a shirt.

Margaret was registered at the orphanage as Bane, the daughter of John Bane or Bain, but was known to the family by the surname Buchanan. In fact, the Buchanan name was handed on as a middle name to one member.

There were Buchanan children at the orphanage at the same time as Margaret. Margaret married TL convict Jesse Larkin 29.6.1864 in Campbelltown. Witnesses were Ann Henderson and Thomas Daisley (Palmyra 1846, conditional pardon 1855), posing as a married couple, but they did not marry until 12.2.1866. Margaret and Jesse had 12 children and had moved to Perth, Tasmania, by the time Jesse died of a heart attack on 15.7.1890, just a month before the death of his youngest daughter, Elsie May, a twin.

Margaret subsequently married Charles Dennis, a widower, and died in Perth on 5.11.1934. Ann Daisley died 30.6.1898 at Longford.

Margaret Buchanan Larkin

Margaret Buchanan Larkin

Margaret Larkin Dennis, aged 67

Margaret Larkin Dennis, aged 67

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