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Orphan Number: 778
Orphan: James Henry CARELESS
Mother:BAIN//BAYNE, Ann
Father:CARELESS, John
Mother's ship:Greenlaw
Father's ship:Triton
Age when admitted:7yrs
Date admitted:23 Jan 1861
Date discharged:1 Jun 1861
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: parents
Remarks: parents in prison
References: SWD26/4, 27, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Dianne Snowden

Mary Ann Butler was the sister of William Butler, also in the Orphan School. Both arrived with their convict mother from Ireland on the Tasmania (2) in December 1845. Their mother died in tragic circumstances in Hobart in 1855. Both Mary Ann and William moved to NSW.

Two detailed articles, published online by the Irish journal, Carlow Past and Present, are Oonagh Warke's 'The Law Must Take its Course' and Dianne Snowden's 'These Unfortunate Females'.  Both focus on convicts Esther Burgess and her daughter Mary; Margaret Butler; Mary Griffin; and Mary Byrne. All but Mary Burgess brought children with them;  the children were admitted to the Orphan Schools shortly after arrival.



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