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Orphan Number: 5224
Orphan: Margaret SUMNER
Mother:,
Father:,
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:1853
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: parents dead - from Swansea - unsure whether admitted to Queens Orphan School
References: CSO24/241/9493


This orphan has been claimed by: Jeannie Bishop

Margaret Sumner (Sumler/Summers) was born  3rd April 1845 at Greater Swan Port, to Robert Sumner (Sumler/Summers) who arrived as a convict ,per "Argyle" 1831 and his wife Margaret (nee Pennycook) also a convict, per "Atwick" 1838. When Margaret was 2 years old her baby sister died and within a couple of months her mother died.  Her father did not die until 25th Nov 1861 at Port Sorell. Margaret married James Fidler (Fiddler) 8th May 1863, New Ground. She had 11 children, one named Joseph became my paternal grandfather. Margaret died 3rd June 1923, Leith, Tasmania.



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