|Age when admitted:||8yrs|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||father deserted 99th Regiment - mother dead - unsure whether admitted Queens Orphan School|
Mary 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.
Mary married Edwin Fox in 1862.