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Orphan Number: 4537
Orphan: Nancy READER
Mother:McCARTHY, Ellen
Father:READER, William
Mother's ship:Lloyds
Father's ship:Hyderabad
Age when admitted:2yrs 6mths
Date admitted:20 Jan 1857, 1867
Date discharged:27 Sep 1866
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: mother in hospital - father prisoner at Port Arthur
References: SWD6, 28, CSD1/110/3483, CSD25/12/675, Hobart Town Mercury 16 & 26 Jan 1857, Launceston Examiner 3 Feb 1857p2


This orphan has been claimed by: Anne Merrick

Nancy Reader was born in Hobart on 2 Sep 1854 and was registered as Elizabeth Ann. By 1857, when she was admitted to the Orphan School,she was known as Nancy,a pet name for Ann. After leaving the Orphan School she worked as a domestic servant. On 27 Jan 1890 she married James Martin Haywood, a platelayer, at St Matthew’s Church, New Norfolk; at this time she gave her name as Agnes. They had one daughter born in Jan 1891 at Bridgewater. By 1895 Nancy was living in Danks Street, South Melbourne and was working as a laundress. She died on 3 Mar 1940 at the Castlemaine Benevolent Home (her name is given as Nancy Agnes here) and is buried at Fawkner Cemetery.



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