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Orphan Number: 5356
Orphan: Angelina TIDWELL
Mother:WIGGINS, Elizabeth
Father:TIDSWELL, James
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:9 Dec 1843
Date discharged:1 Feb 1845
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: uncle
Remarks: parents dead
References: SWD7, 28

This orphan has been claimed by: Richard Glover

Claimed from the Orphan Schools

Angelina Tidswell was the daughter of convict James Tidswell (Tidwell) and Elizabeth Wiggins. I am not sure why Angelina was discharged to her uncle when aunties were available to look after her. The records indicated that both parents were dead, however, the story I have is that James could not cope with all the children and the sons helped on the farm. This is to be confirmed. I have further information that is yet to be verified but is plausible.

There is a death record for a John Tidswell who died 5th December 1843 at the Colonial Hospital. His profession was noted as an object of charity. 4 days later Angelina was admitted to the orphanage. I am suggesting the first name is taken down incorrectly. If hospital records exist then a check will allow a confirmation it was James, not John.
Angelina married Charles Richardson and had 5 Children. She died in 1907 post-Charles death 1904.
Angelina's sister, Louisa, is my 3rd Great Grandmother.

Angelina Richardson nee Tidwell

Angelina Richardson nee Tidwell painting by convict artist H T Constantini

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