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Orphan Number: 2083
Orphan: George GLENWRIGHT
Father:JOHNSON, Samuel, Sgt
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:12 Jun 1830
Date discharged:3 Jan 1833
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: Samuel Johnson, step-father, a Veteran at government stables
References: SWD24 p222, CSO1/1/918 p328

This orphan has been claimed by: Jeff Green

The step father of George Glenwright (this orphan) was Sgt Samuel Johnson of the Royal Veterans. Samuel was my great x 3 grandfather. The name of Glenwright came down several generations as a second given name of Samuels grandchildren.

Georges mother, Catherine Johnson nee Glenwright nee Drew was the mother of my great great grandmother who married James Green in Launceston in 1854.

This George was admitted to the Orphans School with his half sister Eliza (No 2855). Interestingly they were not orphans but were admitted by petition by Samuel.

Orphan George was born in Malta whilst his father was stationed there with the British Army and father George died in 1820. His step father died in Launceston in 1852. George became the Assistant Superintendent on Maria Island and then a well-known Publican and Brewer and made headlines in the papers due to his many court appearances for all of the right and wrong reasons.

Orphan George died in Tasmania at Launceston in April 1876.

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