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Orphan Number: 711
Orphan: Edward BUTLER
Mother:,
Father:,
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:2yrs
Date admitted:8 Jun 1858
Date discharged:22 Aug 1858
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died of chronic hydrocephalus
Remarks: mother in New Norfolk Asylum, father drunk - relative Everitt looking for children Assumed to have been buried in the Roman Catholic section, St John's Burial Ground.
References: SWD6, 52/2 pp1606-1607


This orphan has been claimed by: Wendy McMahon

Edward Butler, placed in Queens Orphanage on 8th June, 1858 with his sister Selina Butler.  Edward was 2 years of age and Selina 5 years of age.  Edward died in the Orphanage 22 August 1858.  Their father, was iniailly reported as drunk, but my interpretation of the writing on placement record is that he was dead. The mother was in New Norfolk Asylum, more research to be done to get her name.



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