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Orphan Number: 4915
Orphan: Mary Ann SHERSTON
Mother:BROOKS, Mary Ann
Father:SHERSTON, Richard
Mother's ship:William Jardine
Father's ship:Emily
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:24 May 1862
Date discharged:4 Mar 1867
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: William Whitebourne, 155 Argyle St
Remarks: mother dead, father deserted
References: SWD26/2, 26/4, 27, 32/1


This orphan has been claimed by: Dianne Allen

Mary Ann was the last member of the family to die, she is buried at Cornelian Bay. Never married, she was witness to her brother Thomas's marriage.

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This orphan has been claimed by: Kerry Sherston-Smith

I am a relative of Mary Ann Sherston, through her brother Thomas being my great grandfather. Mary Ann stayed with the Whitebourne family for 40 years, until her death at 'The Towers', cnrs Main & Tower Rds., NewTown, Tas 29 October, 1906.  The family placed a death notice in the Tasmanian Mercury Newspaper on 2nd November, 1906.

 



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