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Orphan Number: 3494
Orphan: Thomas McAVEADY
Mother:KENNY, Ann
Father:McAVEADY, Thomas
Mother's ship:John William Dare
Father's ship:London 2
Age when admitted:12yrs
Date admitted:Aug 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father dead
References: SWD26/8, 27, NS1637/1


This orphan has been claimed by: Shirley Kerin

He was my grandfather who married Elizabeth Ware, also an orphan, in Hobart.  They had 8 children in Hobart an another 5 in Melbourne.

He died in 1906 and buried in Boondara Cemetery



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This orphan has been claimed by: Sandra Mackiewicz

Thomas is my great grandfather. Along with 3 of his siblings, he spent time here. Both his parents were convicts, and his father died of Traumatic Tetanus in June 1864. Soon after, his employer sent a letter supporting a call that the children be placed here due to the destitute nature of the family. Their mother insisted all four of them be admitted, so they would all be together. Their ages ranged from 6 weeks old to 12 years old, Thomas being the eldest, and in the paperwork for his admission into the Queens Orphanage, there is mention of the fact that he is old enough to draw a wage.

He was already in the service of Mr Shoobridge. In 1865 he is admitted to the Orphanage 3 months after his brother Patrick. In 1874, aged 21, he married Elizabeth Ware. They have their first 5 children while living in Hobart, and his profession is always given as labourer. They move to Melbourne's inner suburbs, where they have 6 more children, and his profession continues to be labourer. He dies aged 55 in 1908, when my grandmother- his youngest child - is 6 years old.



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