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Orphan Number: 4532
Orphan: Mary READ
Mother:READ, Mary
Mother's ship:East London
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:3yrs 6mths
Date admitted:3 Feb 1844
Date discharged:22 Jun 1853
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: died
Remarks: enquiry into abuse by Matron Smythe - buried 28 Jun 1853 at St John's Cemetery, New Town
References: SWD7, 28, Mercury 15 Jun 1853

This orphan has been claimed by: Friends of the Orphan Schools

This Orphan died while in care at the Orphan Schools and has no descendants. The Friends of the Orphan Schools acknowledge her. A memorial garden has been created with a plaque dedicated to her memory and all those children who died. Each year the Friends gather at Fox's Feast and pause to remember them all.

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