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Orphan Number: 2221
Orphan: Eliza GRIFFIN
Mother:GRIFFIN, Mary
Mother's ship:Tasmania 2
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:11yrs
Date admitted:9 Dec 1845
Date discharged:6 Aug 1847
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: R Shadforth, Port Phillip
References: SWD7, 28

This orphan has been claimed by: Dianne Snowden

Two detailed articles, published online by the Irish journal, Carlow Past and Present, are Oonagh Warke's 'The Law Must Take its Course' and Dianne Snowden's 'These Unfortunate Females'.  Both focus on convicts Esther Burgess and her daughter Mary; Margaret Butler; Mary Griffin; and Mary Byrne. All but Mary Burgess brought children with them;  the children were admitted to the Orphan Schools shortly after arrival.

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