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Orphan Number: 5570
Orphan: Elizabeth WELLS
Father:WELLS, Frederick
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:27 Jan 1852
Date discharged:20 Oct 1853
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: father, free
Remarks: father deserted 99th Regiment - mother dead
References: SWD6, 28, CSO24/187/6813

This orphan has been claimed by: Maree Da Costa

Elizabeth Wells is sister to my g-g-grandfather Richard Wells.

She was daughter of Frederick Wells & Sarah Connell, Sarah died in childbirth in 1851 leaving Frederick with 5 children.

The four girls were placed in the orphanage soon after their mother's death.  They were released to their father in 1853 and the family (except Richard) moved to Victoria abt 1860.

Elizabeth married John Rickard in 1862.

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