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Orphan Number: 3162
Orphan: Richmoth LAWSON
Mother:STANDREN, Sarah
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:2yrs 9mths
Date admitted:22 Sep 1862
Date discharged:1 Oct 1873, 5 Feb 1875
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Joseph B Jackson, Elizabeth St, G H Anderson
Remarks: won Infant prize 1864 - mother dead, father left colony
References: SWD6, 26/5, 32/1, 52/2, 53,54, HAP1871/63

This orphan has been claimed by: Andrew Cocker

Friends of the Orphan Schools

Richmoth is my Great Great Aunt.   

Her mother was Sarah Lawson, alias Sarah Standering, alias Sarah Jacobs.  Her mother also spent time in the Orphan School upon the arrival of her convict mother, Euphemia, in 1828. Sarah died a lingering death in the Hobart General Hospital after her clothes caught fire while she was cooking soup. Richmoth's father was probably ex-convict Jacob Standring per Asiatic in 1843, with whom his mother lived but did not marry.   Her father abandoned them and went to Sydney about two and a half years before Sarah's death; around the time of Richmoth's birth.

Richmoth's brothers Daniel and Jacob were also admitted.

Richmoth married Thomas Holoway (sic) in the home of Mr J Ainsworth, 234 Argyle Street, Hobart on 9 Nov 1893. They had a son Reginald Thomas Holloway in Hobart on 23 Feb 1898 and they lived at Police Point where Thomas farmed.  However Reggie died in the Hobart General Hospital on 13 Sep 1902, aged just four and a half years. He was buried at Surges Bay General Cemetery, Esperance, Huon.

Richmoth died on 26 Sep 1926, aged 66, and was buried with her son, Reggie.

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