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Orphan Number: 4914
Orphan: Benjamin SHERSTON
Mother:BROOKS, Mary Ann
Father:SHERSTON, Richard
Mother's ship:William Jardine
Father's ship:Emily
Age when admitted:3yrs 6mths
Date admitted:6 Dec 1861
Date discharged:3 Dec 1869
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died
Remarks: buried 7 Dec 1869 at St John's Cemetery, New Town - mother dead, father deserted
References: SWD6, 26/2, 26/4, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: Dianne Allen

Inquest into his death from a perforated stomach. father went to mainland where he died in the immigrants hostel.

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This orphan has been claimed by: Kerry Sherston-Smith

I wish to claim Benjamin Sherston, the orphan, as I am the great granddaughter of Benjamin's brother Thomas, who also was an orphan at the Newtown school.

I am researching this family, and any other's connected to the family, so would appreciate any help available, and would be happy to help any other relatives researching the same family.

I would like more information re the cause and details of Benjamin's death, if such is available.

Kerry Sherston-Smith



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