|Mother's ship:||William Hammond|
|Father's ship:||Lady Kennaway|
|Age when admitted:||8yrs|
|Date admitted:||26 Feb 1869, 20 Feb 1874|
|Date discharged:||6 Mar 1870|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||T H McGrath, Hobart, returned to QO|
|Remarks:||won reading prize 1872/3 - mother dead|
|References:||SWD26/11, 27, 32/1, 53, HAP1871/63, Mercury 26 Apr 1867|
My husbands great grandmother was Catherine Revell. She married a George Whittington in Melbourne and lived in the Brunswick area. I think she died around 1952.
We have been trying to find out more about her convict father Henry Revell and mother Catherine Tobin and when and where they would have died and how Catherine came to be in Melbourne. I have been told that she worked as a governess and took some trips to England with her charges before she married.
We would love to know more about her and her families life in Tasmania.
She was not too fond of the Nuns at the school she was sent to as she said they used to slap them in the head and she became quite deaf, this caused her to become anti religous.