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Orphan Number: 1254
Orphan: Thomas CUDDY
Mother:GOLDING, Ann
Father:CUDDY, Thomas
Mother's ship:East London
Father's ship:Richard Webb
Age when admitted:3yrs
Date admitted:19 Oct 1856
Date discharged:16 Feb 1868
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Maurice Russell, Glaziers Bay
Remarks: won prize Jan 1868
References: SWD6, 26/10, 28, 32/1, HAP1871/63,

This orphan has been claimed by: Terry Cuddy

Thomas Joseph was my great grandfather. He became a miner and engineer, was involved in the establishment of some mines in the Derby and Queenstown area of Tasmania, married Susan Barnet, a granddaughter of Thomas Salmon, the first settler to charter and sail his own ship to Tasmania in 1812.

Following the death of Susan at a young age of 28 he moved with his son (my grandfather) to Victoria in 1904 to establish the state coal mines at Wonthaggi. He was a shift foreman/engineer there and later became a director of the Wonthaggi Hospital. He died in 1942. 

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