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Orphan Number: 3311
Orphan: Emma LYNAM
Mother:O'NEILL, Margaret
Father:LYNAM, William
Mother's ship:Duke of Cornwall
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:11yrs
Date admitted:15 Nov 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father in prison
References: SWD26/7, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: Emma Lynam

3311 Emma Lynam

Emma Lynam is one of three sisters listed at the Queens Orphan School, although they were not actually at the school. Both parents (William and Margaret Lynam -nee O'Neill - both convicts) were in prison at the time and from the records - The Governor approves an allowance of sixteen shillings a week to Francis Smith through the agency of the Warden of Fingal for the maintenance of the three children until their father is discharged from prison.

Emma was 16 years old when she married John Regan who was supposedly 35 years old, but in fact was 46 years old. They were married in November 1869 and by April 1970, Emma had been murdered by her husband. while travelling in a chaise cart returning to Westbury after a day in Launceston. Her younger sister Ellen was witness to the murder and was lucky to escape without being harmed. John was hanged in Launceston on the 28th June 1870.

There is a story in the Examiner Newspaper 24th May 1873 (A Ghost Story), which is supposedly the ghost of Emma Regan.

 



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