|Orphan:||Mary Jane MEARS|
|Age when admitted:||6yrs|
|Date admitted:||20 Sep 1856|
|Date discharged:||18 Jan 1863|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||John Blacklow, Pontville|
Mary Ann Mears , my great,great Aunt. Sister of Emily Jane Mears.
Both girls born Clarence Plains in Tasmania.
Mary Ann married Thomas George Haywood, Forest Tasmania, 28 December 1875.
The girls mother died 18 Nov 1851. in Richmond Tas. Her name Sarah Ann Smith, she came to VDL 1832 on " Princess Royal" Father : Henry Mears he came on "Countess of Harcourt" 1821. He died of natural causes 1 July 1855. There was another child John Henry Mears born 1846. he died in 1847 at Richmond. He died of convulsions, there was an inquest.