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Orphan Number: 5383
Orphan: Henry TOWNSEND
Mother:McNULLY, Rose
Father:TOWNSEND, Henry
Mother's ship:Garland Grove
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:24 Jan 1860
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father in prison
References: SWD6, 26/2, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: Paul Venema

I belive that HENRY TOWNSEND was my great grandfather who was born in 1855 and married my great grandmother ELIZA MORTIMER in 1872,both aged 17 at LATROBE ...my grandmother ROSETTA was born about 6weeks after the marriage. ELIZA TOWNSEND died in Melbourne in 1874 while giving birth to a baby girl who died 10days later,I have been trying to find out exactly what happened to ELIZA and the baby MARY ANN!

       HENRY or GEORGE HENRY ended up marrying a MARIA LINDSAY in 1879 in Port Sorell and had 8 children...ROSETTA was brought up with her new family!...ELIZA was supposed to be born in Tasmania but I cannot confirm this..Paul

       



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