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Orphan Number: 4191
Orphan: George OGLE
Mother:OGLE, Rosannah
Father:OGLE, John
Mother's ship:Success
Father's ship:Layton 4
Age when admitted:9yrs
Date admitted:24 Nov 1849
Date discharged:29 Nov 1849
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: parents
Remarks: mother and 5 children came to join John Ogle
References: SWD7, 28, CSO24/127/4174, CSO386/154 Reel 987, CON 33/10, CON14/7


This orphan has been claimed by: Roger Darby

George Ogle was one of 5 children of John Ogle and Rosannah Ogle (Hughes) John was convicted for stealing food and clothing near Hexham, Northumberland in 1840. John was sentences to 14 years transportation and spent a few months on the hulk Warrior before transportation to Van Diemen's Land in 1841. John escaped from a working party and was lucky not to have been shot before being recaptured. George Ogle would have been just a baby at this time, and his mother would have gone to work while the other children were sent to the workhouse in Alnwick. Rosannah somehow found the means to bring the children to Tasmania in 1849. In 1850 the family went to Port Fairy, then known as Belfast. Rosannah committed suicide in 1851 and George died from injuries to his leg in 1854. George's sister, Jane was my gr gr grandmother. Jane married Alexander Allan, also a convict. A brother of George, Joseph was mayor of Koroit, married Eliza Glare. Sister Ellen married David Temple.

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