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Orphan Number: 2225
Orphan: William GRIFFIN
Mother:GRIFFIN, Mary
Father:,
Mother's ship:Hope
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:23 Aug 1842
Date discharged:7 Feb 1847
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: George Morton, Hobart
Remarks:
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Hana Crengle

Surname spelled Griffen - William, Mary and Margaret arrived with their mother Margaret Griffen on the Hope, transported with father (Daniel, named as David in the records, transported on the Richard Webb). Daniel and Margaret lived in Rathkeale Co Limerick and were traders. Margaret (the other) married another convict Barnett when Daniel died, and was sentanced to four months hard labour for being caught with him in her bed, and in 1848, was sentanced again to four years penal servitude for recieving 50 yards of cloth.

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This orphan has been claimed by: Delwyn Blondell

born about 1832.  He suffered from porrigo (pellagra? Caused by improper diet, results in skin lesions, gastro distrubances, and nervousness) on 13 Apr 1842 on board the "Hope" and was aged 10 on arrival in VDL in 1842. Entered the Queen's Orphan Schools.  Apprenticed to Hobart tailor George Morton on 07 Feb 1847. (George Morton, Tailor & Clothier, 43 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Town).

Possible that William would have gone to the gold-fields in Victoria (1851-1860) - nothing further known about his life/death.



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