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Orphan Number: 2751
Orphan: Charlotte HUTCHINSON
Father:HUTCHINSON, Richard
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:4yrs
Date admitted:30 May 1854
Date discharged:16 Sep 1854
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: father
Remarks: mother dead
References: SWD6, CSO24/248/9983

This orphan has been claimed by: Fay Caswell

Charlotte was daughter of Richard Hutchinson.  I don't have any details of mother's name. On Charlotte's admission it was stated that mother was deceased.

The family arrived Hobart 17 September 1853 as immigrants from Melbourne on Emma Prescott. Father Richard Hutchinson age 37 Widower Religion Presbyterian Native Place Ayreshire

Occupation Compositer.  Margaret Hutchinson age 10 Presbyterian read and write native place Sydney Thomas Hutchinson age 8 Presbyterian read and write native place Sydney, James Hutchinson

age 4 Presbyterian Native Place Melbourne, Charlotte Hutchinson age 2 Presbyterian Native Place Geelong.

Charlotte was only in orphanage for 4 months. Discharged to care of father. Charlotte was the youngest of 4 children Margaret was eldest then Thomas, James and last Charlotte.

There was a Margaret Hutchinson admitted to orphanage but she is not Richard's daughter.  The three eldest childen were not admitted to orphanage.

The family were told that Charlotte was reared by a family named Webster.  Charlotte did use Webster as second name. Don't know who the Webster family were.  It was many years before Charlotte

had contact with any members of her  family.

Her brother James Hutchinson died December 1933  in Broken Hill.  They were both getting on in age and in bad health by the time they found one another and with the time it took to travel from

Tasmania to Broken Hill in the 1930's it was considered too demanding health wise for them so they never met again which was a sadness for both of them.  They did keep in contact by writing

letters to one another. 

Charlotte married John Thomas Neville on 23 December 1873 at Independent Church Launceston, they had a farm at West Tamar and had 10 children including my grandmother Elizabeth.

Charlotte died 10 December 1934 her husband John Thomas Neville died 1 July 1922.  

We were told that the Hutchinson parents died and children were fostered to different families and lost contact with one another I don't have any information at all about Charlotte's eldest siblings,

Margared and Thomas. It appears that Richard found it too hard to cope with rearing his children by himself.  I did find that he did marry again in New South Wales on 31 October 1859 he died 13

October 1861 

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