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Orphan Number: 2690
Orphan: Henry HUGHES
Mother:HUGHES, Mary
Father:HUGHES, Henry
Mother's ship:Henry
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:29 May 1828
Date discharged:24 Feb 1831
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: John Deane, baker
Remarks: father at Norwich, England - mother married Thomas Buckley per Asia
References: SWD24p31, CSO5/86/1885


This orphan has been claimed by: Helen Quilty

Henry Hughes born 1818 in Norwich with his sister Mary born 1819 were imprisoned with their mother Mary Ann Hughes. She was convicted in Norwich in 1824 of uttering false coin and counterfieting but she could not read nor write. She was sentenced to 14 years in Van Diemen's Land, transported with 2 previously mentioned children on the ship Henry. A brother George aged 11 was left behind in Norwich and a sister Margaret was baptised in Norwich Gaol, lfe unknown. Mary Ann Hughes became pregnant on the voyage. She and her children spent at least a year in the Hobat Town Female Factory in Mcquarrie St until William Wood Hughes was born in about August 1825. Mary Ann with her children was assigned to Richard Barker until theu were placed in the Orphan school in 1829.

Henry was discharged after relating to Governor George Arthur during an enquiry into the death of a fellow orphan. henry related that Mr Giblin the teacher had thrashed the boy to death. henry was removed (underage) from the orphanage and placed as an apprentice to John Deane , baker of Liverpool Street Hobart Town. 

He has disappeared until 1850 when his mother Mary Ann Buckley (Hughes) died. He then, with his brother George who had served in the 96th regiment as guard at Port Arthur, were baptised at St. Joseph's Church. Not a trace of Henry has been fouondd since. (Henry: great uncle of Helen Quilty)



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