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Orphan Number: 2788
Orphan: Edward IVORY
Mother:BRYANT/O'BRIEN, Mary
Father:IVORY, William
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:Blenheim
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:1 Aug 1873
Date discharged:14 Mar 1879, 1879,
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Richard Coffey, Deloraine, John Hawkes, Thomas Simmonds, Deloraine
Remarks: mother dead - absconded 18 Aug 1879 and 27 Jan 1883
References: SWD26/13, 27, 32/1, 52/2, 53, POL709


This orphan has been claimed by: Rhonda Winders

Edward Ivory is my maternal great grandfather. His first wife was Caroline Barnes ( nee Anderson)and they had a daughter Viola or Violet. Interestingly, Edward abandoned Violet and 2 other children from a second marriage and all 3 children were in an orphanage in WA at some stage. Violet had 13 children, one of whom was my Mum Mona. Mona and several of her siblings were also placed in an orphanage in Queensland. Thankfully this family tradition stopped with my Mum.I am one of 10 children. Edward has quite a dynasty in Australia as well as family in New Zealand. When Edward abandoned his family, the story was he went to South Africa and fought in the Boer War but it turns out he went to NZ and remarried there. He appears to have been a very colourful character appearing in several articles in Trove. His father was a convict who came out from Ireland on The Blenheim 2. I am not sure about his mother who was Mary O'Brien. I have yet to confirm her origins. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to communicate about Edward.

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