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Orphan Number: 2381
Orphan: Amelia HARRIS
Mother:FAZACKERLY, Catherine
Father:HARRIS, James
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:10yrs
Date admitted:27 Mar 1870
Date discharged:1 Sep 1873
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Peter McFarlane, Sandy Bay
References: SWD27, 53, HAP1871/63

This orphan has been claimed by: Judith Hay

Amelia Amanda Matthews (nee Harris) is my Great Great Grandmother

She was born in Oatlands, 1859.

Daughter of Catherine Fazackerley and James Harris, married Bothwell 1854.

Mother's Ship:  Anna Maria 2

Father's Ship:   Duke of Richmond


Siblings: Ellen Harris (1855), James Harris Jnr (1857), John Harris (1862).

Amelia Amanda Harris married George Matthews 5 June 1880, St Davids Cathedral Hobart.  George was the Coachman for the Lenna Hotel.  The family resided in what is now 'Mandalay' 7 McGregor Street Battery Point.


Hilda May Matthews         Born 22 May 1881

Ada Minnie Matthews       Born 18 May 1884

George Henry Matthews   Born 1887

Amelia Matthews died aged 71, burial 13 February 1930 Cornelian Bay, Church of England, Section R, number 48.

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