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Orphan Number: 1927
Orphan: Benjamin FRANKLAND
Mother:FRANKLAND, Elizabeth
Father:,
Mother's ship:Sovereign
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:9yrs
Date admitted:10 May 1828
Date discharged:9 Jul 1830
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father died in America - mother married William Stevens 1829
References: SWD24p25, CSO1/122, CSO5/86/1885


This orphan has been claimed by: Greg Allen

Benjamin Frankland and his convict mother Elizabeth Frankland (nee Adshead) are part of my family tree through my paternal grandmother Margaret Edney Francis whose mother, Jane Wishart Frankland, was a daughter of Benjamin Frankland and Elizabeth Wishart.

Benjamin Frankland and wife and family departed Hobart for Tarraville Victoria via Port Albert about 1855, the computed birth year from age and marriage and death records for Jane Wishart Frankland. I have not been able to locate her birth records.

The Franklands were accompanied by Elizabeth's mother Elizabeth Black (previously Wishart, nee McLain) and her husband convict Henry Black. Elizabeth Black died before 1870. A Mrs M'Nish befriended the ailing Henry Black in their home and married him just about a month before his death, the will having been rewritten in her favour and the assets of Henry Black went to M'Nish probably leading to the second insolvency for Benjamin Frankland. Henry Black was on the electoral roll as owner of the store which was the business that Benjamin was operating. Details of the insolvency and court case Frankland vs M'Nish are  in the National Library of Australia digitised newspapers of the time.

 

Greg Allen 25/1/2012



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This orphan has been claimed by: Geoff Jackson

I also am a g g grandson of Benjamin Frankland. My mother was Phyllis Frankland eldest daughter of Frederick John, the eldest of 5 sons of Frederick Daniel Frankland who was the youngest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Wishart, born at Tarraville, Victoria during 1859.
Elizabeth Wishart under the wrongly spelt or recorded surname WORSHIP was also an inmate of Queens orphanage for 6 years 1830-36 [No. 5821] with her younger brother John [No.5822]
Ben was born in London on 16th December 1818 and baptised on 25th January 1824 at the same church St. Botolph, Bishopgate that his parents Benjamin Frankland and Elizabeth Adshead were married on 25th December 1817.
Ben's father did abandon his wife and 2 year old son as evidenced in the ship's manifest of the 'Thames' on 16th May 1821 where a "Benjamin Frankland aged 27 years 3 months, occupation hatter" was recorded traveling between ports of London and New York. This adds veracity to Ben's mother's statements aboard the convict ship Sovereign about her husband leaving them and being in America.
Ben was buried at Melbourne Gen. Cemetery 11th dec. 1883. His wife Elizabeth and daughter Lavinia Annie share this grave.


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