|Father's ship:||Pestongee Bomanjee|
|Age when admitted:||12yrs|
|Date admitted:||15 Jan 1859|
|Date discharged:||23 Mar 1861|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||A B Jones, Bleak House, Restdown|
|Remarks:||absconded3 Jan 1863, arrested at Ross 9 Sep 1864 - mother free, dead - father dead|
|References:||SWD26/2, 27, 28, 32/1, POL709|
William Rhodes 12, younger brother Richard 8 and sister Honora 4 became orphans after their mother died in childbirth one afternoon in January 1859. The sadness and sorrow the children must have felt at this time, their father died 3 years earlier, and no one to look after them. The family came from Port Cygnet. Reading their admission papers Jan 1859 and beyond indicates a sum of money from their fathers land was in trust with the School Guardian, I wonder if they ever saw their inheritance.
Honora died a few months after 'admission' of whooping cough - another tragedy for William and Richard.
I wonder what ever became of William and Richard.......