Friends of the Orphans Schools logo
Orphan Number: 2986
Orphan: Eliza KELLY
Mother:CAHIR, Judith
Father:KELLY, William
Mother's ship:Arabian
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:12yrs
Date admitted:4 Mar 1847
Date discharged:10 Feb 1848
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: W N Belcher, Melbourne
Remarks:
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Faith Rees

 Elizabeth was the second child of William and Judith Kelly (nee Cahir).
 Their other children included brothers David, William, James and John
and sisters Ann, Mary, Catherine and Eliza. 

Her parents were convicts who were transported (separately) to
Tasmania. They were from Queens County Ireland, and had been convicted for
stealing wheat (William) and potatoes (Judith). 


Elizabeth was taken from her parents in Tasmania and sent to the
orphanage.  At 14, she was apprenticed, eventually to William Fowler

 

This information was discovered and shared by a descendent of her sister, Mary.



You can use this contact form to send an email message to Faith Rees

Your first name*:   Your last name*: 

Your email:*        Telephone number: 

Your message*:

Claim this Orphan

Use this facility to register your interest so other researchers can contact you. Add up to a 2000 character short story about your orphan and what became of them after they left the Orphan School. You can add links to other web sites and upload a photo.  Note that you can claim more than one orphan and that any orphan can be claimed more than once.
If you need to contact our researchers then email us and quote the orphan name and index number above.

Site last updated July 2018