Friends of the Orphans Schools logo
Orphan Number: 5657
Orphan: Elizabeth WILKINS
Mother:SIMPSON, Sarah M
Father:WILKINS, John
Mother's ship:Mooltan
Father's ship:Mooltan
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:Feb 1862
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: mother deserted - refused admission to Queens Orphan School
References: SWD26/5, 27


This orphan has been claimed by: Margaret Wilkins-Russell

Elizabeth Sarah Wilkins was my maternal great-grandmother.  She was born on 10 September 1856 in Port Sorell, Hobart.  Elizabeth was also known as Eliza, Elizabeth Maud and Maud E.  She moved to Sydney in January 1865 with her father, John Thomas Wilkins.  She gave birth to my grandfather, George Alfred Wilkins, in 1876 - father unknown.

Elizabeth married George John Field in 1882 and gave birth to Florence Lillian Field (married name Webber) and Sydney Herbert Field. Elizabeth later married William Mees in 1907 and gave birth to Lillian Harriet Mees (married name Brown).  

Elizabeth died in Sydney on 21 June 1911.

You can use this contact form to send an email message to Margaret Wilkins-Russell

Your first name*:   Your last name*: 

Your email:*        Telephone number: 

Your message*:

Claim this Orphan

Use this facility to register your interest so other researchers can contact you. Add up to a 2000 character short story about your orphan and what became of them after they left the Orphan School. You can add links to other web sites and upload a photo.  Note that you can claim more than one orphan and that any orphan can be claimed more than once.
If you need to contact our researchers then email us and quote the orphan name and index number above.

Site last updated January 2017