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Orphan Number: 1915
Orphan: Alexander FOSTER
Father:FOSTER, Alexander
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:Prince Regent
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:8 Jan 1842
Date discharged:31 Jan 1844
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: W Carter, New Town
References: SWD7, 28

This orphan has been claimed by: Veronica Noye-French

Alexander Foster junior is my great, great grandmother's brother. He came to Van Diemen's Land from County Antrim, Ireland at six years of age with his convict father, Alexander Foster senior, on the Prince Regent in 1842. At eight years of age he was apprenticed to Mr W Carter of New Town, Hobart.

His mother, Margaret, and sisters, Roseanna, Jane and Susanna, arrived from Ireland a few years later. The family eventually resided at O'Brien's Bridge (Glenorchy). Unfortunately, nothing is known about Alexander junior after he was apprenticed as a boy to Mr Carter.

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