|Age when admitted:||2yrs|
|Date admitted:||3 May 1832|
|Date discharged:||7 May 1840|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||father a whaler - deserted for 4 years by parents|
|References:||SWD24p382, 28, CSO5/86/1885, CSO5/93/2074|
I have good reason to state that William Garraty (multiple spellings of name) was the youngest of three children, John, Ellen & William, all three of which were at the Orphanage. The father was Charles Garraty of the Royal Staff Corp, with wife Ann (nee Synot) married in England prior to embarking on HMAS The Chapman and arriving in Hobart on 11 October 1826. William lived a full life as a successful business man, dying in Melbourne on 16 April 1905, having married Susannah Croker in 1854 in Heidelberg in Melbourne. His death certificate states he was born in Hobart in 1831. Obviously, this is an approximate date, and the web site's indication that William was two in 1832 is consistent with the death record. The reason I am confident that William is a great great uncle of mine relates to probate documents and are too complex to enunciate here.
The fathers name was not John. William's brother John was admitted by direct order of Lt Gov George Arthur in a memorandum in which he states that Johns (and hence William's) father was Charles Garrity, former soldier in the Royal Staff Corps. (See more details under John)
I am quite confident that William is the brother of my great great grandmother Ellen.