|Orphan:||children (3) STAMMERS|
|Age when admitted:|
|Date admitted:||2 Feb 1832|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||father an officer - grandmother Donohoo|
I believe these orphans to be John Jay STAMMERS (abt 1824 - 1897), Thomas Beresford STAMMERS (about 1822 - 1843) and Elizabeth Ann STAMMERS (1826 - ). Father Lieutenant Arthur Jay STAMMERS of the 8th Royal Irish Dragoons retired and Mary Ann Catherine O'Donahoo. Tasmanian Archive records viewed so far stated that Lieut STAMMERS died upon reaching the colony in 1828 and did not receive his land grant. Mary Ann Catherine O'Donahoo went on to marry Horace ROWCROFT and had a further 9 children. I think that the boys, John Jay and Thomas, were raised by their grandparents Thomas O'donahoo and Elizabeth.
Arthur Jay STAMMERS was my 3rd Great Grandfather.
John Jay STAMMERS married Anna Jane GARRATT and they settled in Woodend, Victoria where he farmed and was Shire Engineer for 30 years. One of their 3 daughters, Minna Emma, married Conrad LONG and had 5 surviving children. Conrad moved the family to Kanowna, Western Australia during the 1890's gold rush period, where he owned and operated several businesses. His youngest daughter, Marjorie Helen was my grandmother.
I'm slowly piecing together the lives of these people.