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Orphan Number: 546
Orphan: John BROWN
Mother:MORGAN, Mary
Father:BROWN, Robert
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:Tortoise
Age when admitted:4yrs 6mths
Date admitted:13 Aug 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father ill
References: SWD26/7, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: SHANE KIRKLAND

Good Afternoon, I have been putting together my family history for my Grandmother who had moved to the main land after the last big fires were they had lost every thing. by chance I had found my grand mothers grand father . (i hope) his father was Robert Brown and mother mary morgan.i Had recently found that John and his brother william was sent to orphan school. can you please give any other information so that i can try to piece this puzzel together

Thankyou

Shane Kirkland



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This orphan has been claimed by: Irene Dillon

John Brown is the third son of Robert Brown and Mary Morgan. He was born at Black Brush near Broadmarsh and seems to have lived his whole life in the region. As a young man he took up employment on a property called Strathbarton, Apsley, and worked as a farm hand on this property till his death. He married Sarah Cox in 1882 and their family were raised at Strathbarton, attending the Strathbarton property school and the Strathbarton chapel. His daughter Esther is my great grandmother. There was once a photograph of John Brown, driving a plough pulled by two horses. He had a huge bushy beard almost down to his waist and was rumoured to be very good with animals. Unfortunately I have not succeeded in locating this photograph since the death of the relative who had it.

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