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Orphan Number: 5026
Orphan: Jane SMITH
Mother:SMITH, Elizabeth
Father:,
Mother's ship:Hindostan
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:18 Sep 1839
Date discharged:3 Jun 1840
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died
Remarks: buried 4 Jun 1840 St John's Cemetery, New Town
References: SWD28


This orphan has been claimed by: M Bedford

Jane Smith, born 1835, (father Philip Brace) arrived in VDL on the Hindostan 12 Sept 1839  when her mother, Elizabeth Smith was transported for burglary.  Her mother gave birth to another daughter (unnamed) during the trip.  I have no information about what happened to her.  Jane was admitted on the 14 Sept 1839 (2 days after arriving in VDL)  to the Queen's Orphan School.  She died 3 June 1840 - nine months later.  Elizabeth ended up at the Cascades Female Factory.  Life must have been a misery for all involved. 



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