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Orphan Number: 3777
Orphan: Ellen MELANAPHY
Mother:MELANAPHY/MALANAPHY, Ann
Father:,
Mother's ship:Mexborough
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:7yrs
Date admitted:4 Jan 1842
Date discharged:24 Aug 1845
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks: Malanaphy on convict records
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Valma Hick

Ellen Melanaphy is the third of the girls who accompanied their mother Ann Melanaphy (McGuire)
(widow) of James Melanaphy of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland to VDL on the "Mexborough" in 1841. Ellen was aged 7 years when they arrived in Dec 1841. She married David Sturges(s) on 12 July 1852, Hobart, Tasmania in accordance with the Rites of the Church of England.
David  a convict from Keysoe, Bedfordshire was transported to VDL in 1840 aboard the "David
Clarke".
Ellen also had three children prior to her marriage in July 1852 to David Sturges(s). These children were bought up as Sturges(s)'s. We have the name of two but the third one is unknown at this time. The two we have are -
William H Mansfield Sturgess b. Abt 1849, Tasmania  and
Maria Jane (Mariah) Mansfield Sturgess b. 04 Feb 1850, Kensington, Hobart, Tasmania
These children were the illegitimate children of Ellen & James Mansfield. No marriage has been found for Ellen and James, as yet.
When Ellen married David she married under "McGuier" (sp) her mother's maiden name.
Would be delighted to share family information.


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This orphan has been claimed by: Dean Maiden

Ellen would be my Great Great Great Grandmother. Would appreciate any other information as i have traced Ellen through the Mundai site thanks.

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This orphan has been claimed by: Erryn Stephens

Sister of my third great grandmother Margaret Malanaphy



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