Friends of the Orphans Schools logo
Orphan Number: 5062
Orphan: Rosina SMITH
Mother:SMITH/AITCHESON, Hannah
Father:,
Mother's ship:Great Tasmania
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:7yrs
Date admitted:12 Dec 1857
Date discharged:5 Mar 1860
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, now Mrs Aitcheson
Remarks:
References: SWD28, CSD1/121/4368


This orphan has been claimed by: Vicki Allan

Rosina, her name on the passenger list was Rosannah Smith and also on all other references, ie births of her children, was born in England in 1850 and came with her mother Hannah Smith and seven other siblings on the Great Tasmania ship as bounty immigrants and arrived at Hobart Town Australia on 27 January 1857.  On the 12 December 1857 she was admitted to the Queens Orphanage along with her sister Mary Ann and brother Frederick, she was discharged into the care of her mother Hannah Smith (who married George Atchison on 5 January 1859) on 5 May 1860.  Rosannah married Adam Clapperton Fort on twenty second June 1874 at Hotham (old name for North Melbourne) Victoria. 
She had eight children, four died in infancy.  Rosannah and Adam immigrated to Auckland New Zealand where Adam was the Manager of the Turkish Baths in Auckland and Rosannah attended to the ladies' department.  Rosannah died on 3 February 1906 aged 57 in Auckland and is buried at Purewa Cemetery, Adam died 17 March 1930 aged 86 and his occupation at death was confectioner.

Research has Rosannah's parents as Hannah Churchill and Joseph Smith. I have no further information on Rosannah and I am still researching her.

 



You can use this contact form to send an email message to Vicki Allan

Your first name*:   Your last name*: 

Your email:*        Telephone number: 

Your message*:



This orphan has been claimed by: Alison Faifai

Thank you Vickie. We share the same great-great-grandparents - Hannah Churchill and Joseph Smith. My great-grandparents are Rosannah Smith (aka Rosina Rosella, Roseanna, Rosanah, and finally on her death certificate simply... Rose.) and Adam Clapperton Fort. Four of their 8 children survived to adulthood and they all married and gave Rosannah and Adam 12 grandchildren and many decendants. I organized a Fort Family reunion in Auckland New Zealand a few years ago.

You can use this contact form to send an email message to Alison Faifai

Your first name*:   Your last name*: 

Your email:*        Telephone number: 

Your message*:

Claim this Orphan

Use this facility to register your interest so other researchers can contact you. Add up to a 2000 character short story about your orphan and what became of them after they left the Orphan School. You can add links to other web sites and upload a photo.  Note that you can claim more than one orphan and that any orphan can be claimed more than once.
If you need to contact our researchers then email us and quote the orphan name and index number above.

Site last updated June 2017