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Orphan Number: 3984
Orphan: Isaac MOWLES
Mother:FERGUSON, Elizabeth
Father:MOLES, Isaac
Mother's ship:Arab
Father's ship:Hibernia
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:15 May 1854
Date discharged:7 Dec 1855
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks: father dying, mother crippled and imbecile
References: SWD6, CSO24/248/9976


This orphan has been claimed by: Anne White

Isaac Mowles/Mole/Moles (spelling of surname changed over the years) along with his sisters Hannah and Phoebe (Euphemia) were placed in the Queens Orphanage after the death of their father Isaac.  The youngest child, an infant, Martha stayed in her mother's care.

The remarks are not correct as Isaac's father had died on 8th May 1854 at New Norfolk, buried 12th May 1854 at St.  Stephen's Church Cemetery, New Norfolk.

On the 15th August 1855 Isaac's mother, Elizabeth remarried to William Donelly.  Isaac was released back into the  care of his mother on 7th December 1855

Elizabeth was not an imbecile but a survivor of her times.  A strong woman who went on to raise her young family.  The reference "mother crippled" refers to Elizabeth having a paralysed left arm.

Isaac married Mary Emily Donelly on 15th January 1869 at Green Ponds (now known as Kempton).  Isaac and Mary had 7 children.  Isaac died 1st September 1927 at the Public Hospital Hobart, (now known as the Royal Hobart Hospital)Isaac is buried at St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Kempton



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