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Orphan Number: 2601
Orphan: Benjamin HOBSON
Mother:HOBSON, Mary Ann
Father:,
Mother's ship:Henry
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:
Date admitted:1826
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: mother in prison - recommended for Queens Orphan School
References: CSO1/122p33


This orphan has been claimed by: Susan Hazell

Mary Hobson was my GGGGrandmother. She was sentenced in Leicestershire to 14 years transportation, for Theft.  Her son Benjamin was to travel with her on the convict ship Henry in 1825. He was only 4 months old.



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This orphan has been claimed by: Susan Hazell

Benjamin Hobson 's Mother Mary Ann Hobson, married Patrick McCasker in 1827.  Mary and Patrick with Benjamin, and another son John born in 1826 John moved to the Deloraine area and another son William Carr McCasker was born in 1828.  Another son Daniel was born 1829 but died at age 3 months. He is burried at the Kirklands Cemetery, at Campbell Town.

Benjamin stayed in Tasmania, after the death of his Mother in 1831, at the hands of the Big River Tribe Aboriginals. Patrick McCasker died in 1845 and Benjamin and John sailed by schooner to South Australia.  They were both married in Burra and mined for gold in Creswick in Victoria.  Benjamin died in 1854.  His family lives on today on the mainland of Australia.
 



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This orphan has been claimed by: colleen jones

mary ann hobson is my ggg grandmother



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