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Orphan Number: 5411
Orphan: Mary Ann TWAY
Mother:TWAY, Bridget
Father:,
Mother's ship:Edward
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:11yrs
Date admitted:9 Sep 1834
Date discharged:29 Dec 1838
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: employed as laundress at QO
Remarks: father a soldier in Ireland
References: SWD28, CSO5/86/1885, CSO5/191/4635


This orphan has been claimed by: Suzanne Smith

In 1839, in Launceston, Mary Ann Tway married Abraham Turner, a very well-behaved convict per' Lady Harewood' arriving in VDL in 1829. He received his pardon in 1840 and he and Mary Ann welcomed the first of their seven children, Matilda, into the world. They lived and worked in the Yorktown area and the Don, as Abraham was a Sawyer and helped to clear much of the land in this area. Life must have been extremely tough for them out in this wild bush and Mary Ann, unfortunately died giving birth to their son, John, on October 28th, 1861. For further information, please email me and I will enlighten you further!

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