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Orphan Number: 4470
Orphan: Patrick PURCELL
Mother:PURCELL, Margaret
Father:PURCELL, Tobias/James
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:Kinnear
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:28 Oct 1842
Date discharged:1 Jun 1843
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died from consumption
Remarks: buried St John's Cemetery New Town - arrived with father on convict ship - father works for Von Stiglitz at Fingal
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Caroline Hayden

Little Patrick died.... Tobias, (Patrick's father)  managed to re-united with some of the family he had left in Ireland.  Patrick's sister Elizabeth married Henry Evans in Launceston  and many of her descendants are  living  in Tasmania and throughout  Australia.

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This orphan has been claimed by: Friends of the Orphan Schools

This Orphan died while in care at the Orphan Schools and has no descendants. The Friends of the Orphan Schools acknowledge him. A memorial garden has been created with a plaque dedicated to his memory and all those children who died. Each year the Friends gather at Fox's Feast and pause to remember them all.



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