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Orphan Number: 4614
Orphan: Phillip Joseph RICHARDS
Mother:RICHARDS, Catherine
Father:JOSEPH, Phillip
Mother's ship:Providence 1
Father's ship:Caledonia
Age when admitted:3yrs
Date admitted:18 Sep 1830
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father assigned servant - mother at George Town
References: SWD24p251

This orphan has been claimed by: Teresa Sinclair

Philip Richards was the first born child to my g/g/grandparents (Catherine Richards & Philip Joseph) in June 1827.

Both his parents were convicts and were married in 1828. Catherine & Philip, from all accounts, experienced a lot of disharmony in their marriage. 

My g/grandfather Moses Joseph was also born to Catherine and Philip in May 1832.

Catherine was in and out of Georgetown Female factory, Philip & Catherine eventually separating.

It is wonderful that I have been able to discover anything about  Philip and for him to be recognised,  although he was only 3 years of age when he was placed in Queens Orphan School.

It now makes me curious as to what happened to him after that time ......



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