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Orphan Number: 327
Orphan: John BESTON
Mother:LAHEY, Betsy
Father:BESTON, Patrick
Mother's ship:Earl Grey
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:16 May 1850
Date discharged:13 Dec 1851
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died from scrofula
Remarks: brother, Thomas, 2mths, died at Grangegorman Gaol
References: SWD28


This orphan has been claimed by: Steven Brookes

John was the brother of Johanna Beston who married Denis King; their son Denis then married Florence Mason who was descended from the family of John Mason. John Mason was the great great grandfather of my wife Penny Brookes (nee Parsell).

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This orphan has been claimed by: Margaret Scott

Betty Lahey, John Beston's mother, was my great-great-great grandmother through my paternal line. My father was Les Scott, son and only child of Claude & Violet Scott (nee Scotney). Violet was the daughter of Thirza (Thurza) King and William Scotney.



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