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Orphan Number: 1955
Orphan: Charles FYNES
Mother:FYNES/HARVEY, Bridget
Father:FYNES, Michael
Mother's ship:Nile
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:7yrs 3mths
Date admitted:6 May 1863
Date discharged:18 Apr 1866
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother at Jerusalem
Remarks: father dead
References: SWD26/2, 27, 28, CSD25/12/738

This orphan has been claimed by: Cameron Smith

Charles Fynes was my great great grandfather. He and older brother Alexander were sent to the Queen's Asylum when their father Michael Fynes (a pensioner guard on the ship Nile in 1850 who was settled at Spring Hill Bottom) died in 1859. Charles attended the Infant School (from 6 July 1859 until 5 March 1863) before attending the Boys School. Interestingly, Charles' 4 sisters were not sent to the Queen's Asylum, instead staying with his mother Bridget in Spring Hill Bottom. Charles himself died in New Zealand in 1941.

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