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Orphan Number: 2316
Orphan: Martha Jane HAMMERSLEY
Mother:MORRIS, Mary Ann
Father:HAMMERSLEY, William Henry
Mother's ship:Anna Maria
Father's ship:M S Elphinstone
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:Mar 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: application for Queens Orphan School refused - mother in gaol for begging - father convicted in Adelaide, now dead
References: SWD26/9, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: Nadine Anthony

Martha and her sister were admitted to the Orphan School but had three younger siblings: Lucy, William (my gggrandfather) and Imogen that were not? Imogen died in the Cascades female factory on 1964, so I assume she was with her mother Mary Ann when she was gaoled. Martha married Frederick Howell and died in 1905.



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