|Orphan:||Mary Ann RUSHFORD|
|Age when admitted:||9yrs|
|Date admitted:||7 May 1858|
|Date discharged:||31 Jan 1862|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||William Evan Lewis, New Town|
|Remarks:||won Roman Catholic prize 1862 & 1863|
|References:||SWD28, 32/1, CSD1/126/4668|
Mary's mother Mary Rushford was tried at Wexford Ireland for receiving stolen goods on 6th October 1846 & was sentenced to transportation for 7 years & arrived Hobart Tasmania 1847 with daughter Mary who died at Dynnyme nusery 18 November 1847 Aged 1. Do not know Mary's father, could be William Wry as he & Mary snr applied for a licence to marry on 19th June 1849. They did not marry.
Mary was born 27th November 1849. Mary married William Booth in Victoria in 1876 & had 4 children Lillian Harriet-1878, William Ernest 1879-1958, Violet Mary1881 & Rose Everleen 1883.
She is my great grand Aunt. The information for Mary's mother & father on her orphan record appear incorrect