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Orphan Number: 5343
Orphan: Alfred THORPE
Mother:THORPE, Mary
Mother's ship:Majestic
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:2yrs
Date admitted:21 Jun 1843
Date discharged:12 Aug 1844
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, free
Remarks: RGD & Church of St John's, New Town, state he died 23 Jun 1843 and buried 25 Jul 1843
References: SWD7, 28

This orphan has been claimed by: Carole Sarvis

Alfred wasn't an orphan, he was illegitimate and his mother, Mary Ann Thorpe, was a convict, Alfred was born 3 Jul 1841 and christened 23 Jul 1841 at the Female House of Correction in Launceston. Mary Ann is also my 3xgreat grandmother.  Mary Ann arrived in VDL on the ship Majestic 22 Jan 1839. She was transported for stealing from her employer.

2 Oct 1843 Mary Ann married my 3xgreat grandfather, John Markham, also a convict. Alfred's sister and my 2xgreat grandmother, Louisa Caroline was born 2 Nov 1843. Mary Ann and John went on to have another 9 children. Mary Ann died in 1905 in Launceston. 

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