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Orphan Number: 4587
Orphan: Catherine REVELL
Mother:TOBIN, Mary
Father:REVELL, Henry
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


This orphan has been claimed by: Barbara Linton

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.



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