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I wonder if Joanna Keval is orphan no. 2866.
I think her mother was Ann Simmons, C0N40-1-19, arrived Lord Sidmouth, March 1823. She married Michael Keval in October 1823. Their first baby Michael died in March 1828. Joanna was born in October 1831 and baptised in the R. C. Church on November 6th. (RGD32/1////1/P213)
In 1839, '42' 44 Ann was sentenced to the Female Factory for burglary. In the Colonial Times, Friday 29th 1844 she is described as one of the wretched for whom "drink object of idolatory"
My research project is the Ross Bridge. Daniel Herbert, convict stone-carver, was reprimanded in December 1828 for being in the house of Mrs. Keval, presumed to have been drinking.
Was Joanna in the Queen's Orphan School during Ann's times in the factory? Her father would have been in the Prisoner's barracks, at Pt. Arthur or Cleveland, unable to look after her.
Thank you Jennie