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Orphan Number: 5518
Orphan: William WARE
Mother:WALCH, Margaret
Father:WARE, William
Mother's ship:Martin Luther
Father's ship:Aboukir
Age when admitted:9yrs 9mths
Date admitted:26 Aug 1864
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: parents in prison - William married Julia Gifford also in Queens Orphan School
References: SWD26/7, 27, CSD25/11/443, NS1637/10


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

William is my great grandmother's brother. He was placed in the orphanage with 3 of his siblings. He was 9 years old, and his siblings ranged from him (the oldest) 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 William's father made the application for the children to be admitted to the Orphanage.

Eventually, William'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. William married Julia Gifford in 1876. Documents over the years list him as a farmer and a brick carter. He had at least two daughters. He may have died at 34 years of age due to an accident in central Hobart.



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