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Orphan Number: 4242
Orphan: Eliza Jane PADFIELD
Mother:WELLS/HUGHES, Harriett
Father:PADFIELD, John
Mother's ship:Sir Robert Seppings
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs 10mths
Date admitted:12 Aug 1861, 4 Oct 1868, 24 Feb 1871, 4 Apr 1872
Date discharged:3 Jun 1867, 26 Jan 1870, 23 Sep 1871, 27 Nov 1872
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: William Lamprill, Brighton, returned to QO then to Charles Galt, Hobart, returned to QO then to James Brown, Glenorchy, returned to QO then to Cecil Parsons
Remarks: mother dead
References: SWD26/4, 27, 32/1, 53

This orphan has been claimed by: Judy Cannell

Eliza was the daughter of John Padfield (Earl Grey) and Harriet Wells (Sir Robert Seppings) alias Wales.
Harriet deserted her family  taking the oldest and youngest daughters with her. The father was described as almost blind and unable to care for the three daughters left with him. They were Eliza Jane Padfield, Jane Maria Padfield and Mary Ann Padfield.
This family has been thoroughly researched and traced back to present day relatives in both the UK and Tasmania. Harriet also bigamously married William Clancey at Oatlands under the alias of Eliza Smith produced another two children William and Jane Clancey. She then deserted William and those children and produced another daughter to John Fox at Campbell Town in 1869. Harriet died at Campbell Town on the 7th November 1871aged 40 years.
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