|Age when admitted:||7yrs|
|Date admitted:||30 Dec 1853|
|Date discharged:||20 Jan 1862|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||Charles Hewer, Kensington Mills, O'Briens Bridge|
|Remarks:||father policeman, dead - mother died on way from California|
|References:||SWD28, 32/1, CSO24/241/9490|
This orphan was born William Edward Johns was born in 1847 at Sydney, NSW. Have never been able to find what happened to William after the death of his father in January, 1853. His mother died at sea on the ship "George Shattock" between San Francisco and Hawaii in 1850. Father was Edward Blakemore Johns and mother was Amelia Henrietta Punch (Poyntz). Amelia was the sister of Margaret Punch, my Great Great Grandmother, born in Cork, Ireland. At this stage I have not been able to find registration of his death or marriage. I would love to hear from other researchers connected.