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Orphan Number: 4538
Orphan: Sarah READER
Mother:McCARTHY, Ellen
Father:READER, William
Mother's ship:Lloyds
Father's ship:Hyderabad
Age when admitted:1yr 2mths
Date admitted:21 Jul 1858, 1867
Date discharged:27 Sep 1866
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: mother in hospital - father prisoner at Port Arthur
References: SWD6, 28, CSD25/12/675, CSD1/110/3483, CSD1/129/4704,Hobart Town Mercury 16 & 26 Jan 1857, Launceston Examiner 3 Feb 1857p2

This orphan has been claimed by: Anne Merrick

Sarah Ann Reader was born on 31 May 1857 in Goulburn Street, Hobart. After leaving the Orphan School she went to New Norfolk where her father was living. At age 15 she was described as being 4 feet 9 inches tall, with a fair complexion and light brown hair. On 10 Feb 1878 she married Edward Bennett Fenton, a labourer, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin at Gretna; her brother Alfred was one of the witnesses. Nothing is known about Sarah after this date.

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