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Orphan Number: 2513
Orphan: Jemima HERON
Mother:HERON, Mary
Father:HERON, James
Mother's ship:Thomas
Father's ship:Thomas
Age when admitted:8yrs 6mths
Date admitted:11 May 1843
Date discharged:22 Sep 1846
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Dr Brock, Boa Vista
Remarks: father, overseer of roads, dead, mother destitute
References: SWD7, 28, CSO8/78/1770


This orphan has been claimed by: Denise Douglas

Jemima had a total of 14 children, by her two marriages. Six years after the death of her second husband, Jemima somehow managed to complete the purchase of a piece of land at Greens Creek (quite possibly the land she had been farming for some years with her former husbands).

Jemima died on her 74th birthday, on 4th September,1908, at Sassafras, Tasmania. Her Death Certificate reveals the cause of death was stated as "Senile decay, Exhaustion". She has many descendants, both in Tasmania and further afield.



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