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Orphan Number: 204
Orphan: William BARCLAY
Mother:MURPHY, Mary Ann
Father:BARCLAY, Alexander
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:11 Jan 1848
Date discharged:27 Mar 1851
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died from inflamation of brain
Remarks: buried at St John's Cemetery New Town - father dead - from Pontville
References: SWD7, 28, CSO24/38/1108


This orphan has been claimed by: Elizabeth Nicol

William  was admitted to the orphanage along with his younger brother James after the death of their father.Sadly he died at the orphanage aged 8.

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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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