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Orphan Number: 4474
Orphan: Henry Francis QUARMBY
Mother:KINGSON/TAYLOR, Mary Ann
Father:QUARMBY, Ephram
Mother's ship:Boadecia
Father's ship:Pestongee Bomanjee
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:1 Feb 1871
Date discharged:17 Oct 1877
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: G C Nicholas, Hamilton
Remarks: illegitimate - father married to another woman
References: SWD26/12, 27, 32/1, 54, Mercury 19 & 20 Jun 1877


This orphan has been claimed by: Jackie Browne

Henry Quarmby/Quamby  or Taylor is my great grandfather, he married Agnes Sullivan.


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This orphan has been claimed by: Andrea Gerrard

I am not related to Henry Quamby, but have an interest in the family through my research of World War 1 soldiers and their family histories.

The things that interest me about this family is that three of Henry Quarmby/Quamby/Taylor's sons would end up being placed in care also. 

He married Agnes Sullivan who had come from a similar background who had also spent much of her childhood in care after the death of her mother. 

Henry Quarmby told authorities that he could not look after his sons, feeling that he lacked the parenting skills necessary for the task and begged the authorities to take his sons into care.  It was only after they got into trouble with the law that they were removed from his care.

His three sons - John Thomas who was killed at the landing at Gallipoli, Henry Lawrence (who also enlisted under and alias) and Colin Leslie who served with the Australian Army and later British Army in Russia.



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