|Age when admitted:||5yrs|
|Date admitted:||2 Feb 1830|
|Date discharged:||11 Dec 1835|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||mother a prisoner|
At the age of 18 she married 29 year old shepherd Joseph Bedggood on 28 Jun 1843 at the Swansea schoolhouse. By 1846 when Mary Ann was born, Joseph described himself as a farmer.They lived at 'Templestowe' near Bicheno and had 11 children; Martha born about 1844, Mary Ann born 24/7/1846, Hannah 8/41848, Margaret 3/9/1850, Joseph 7/71852, John 14/3/1854, Thomas born 3/9/1855 died 14/9/1855, Richard 9/12/1856, Charles 8/6/1858, Clarence born 25/8/1860 died 8/9/1860 and Alice 16/4/1866.
No death registration for Margret can be found but she is buried with Joseph at Seymour. Her headstone states she died aged 41 on 17 May 1866 two months after the birth of Alice the youngest child of Joseph and Margaret.
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