|Orphan:||Phillip Joseph RICHARDS|
|Mother's ship:||Providence 1|
|Age when admitted:||3yrs|
|Date admitted:||18 Sep 1830|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||father assigned servant - mother at George Town|
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 ......