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Orphan Number: 5517
Orphan: Thomas WARE
Mother:WALCH, Margaret
Father:WARE, William
Mother's ship:Martin Luther
Father's ship:Aboukir
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:26 Aug 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: parents in prison
References: SWD26/7, 27, CSD25/11/443


This orphan has been claimed by: Shirley Kerin

He was my grandmother's brother

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This orphan has been claimed by: Sandra Mackiewicz

Thomas is my great grandmother's brother. He was placed in the orphanage with 3 of his siblings. He was 4 years old, and his siblings ranged from 9 years old to 4 years old. His father was convicted of a felony (stole peas?). His mother, despite no previous convictions, was sentenced to 12 months hard labour for shoplifting 2 shawls, and also mention of a gentleman's coat.

The farmer who employed Thomas's father made the application for the children to be admitted to the Orphanage. Eventually, Thomas's mother's sentence expired, but the children were unable to be returned to her care, as she had given birth to another baby while she was in the Cascades Factory, and could not take them back. They could not be returned to their father either: after his sentence finished 6 months later, his whereabouts became unknown. We know nothing about his life after the Queens Orphanage.



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This orphan has been claimed by: Kay Sleith

This orphan is a son of my great great grandfather who was transported from Devon. His first wife and 7 children remained in the workhouse there.

 

William Snr died in 1891 and is buried in the same grave as some of the children from his second marriage - William who was murdered in 1889,  sister Mary Ann Foster (buried the same day as her father) and brother John. I believe that there were two sons named John, one perhaps died in the Casade Female Factory.  Margaret, the mother, was murdered in 1891 and is buried just a few graves away from her husband  and the 3 children mentioned



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