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Orphan Number: 4719
Orphan: Margaret ROOKE
Mother:ROOKE, Ann
Mother's ship:Platina
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:2yrs 9mths
Date admitted:16 Feb 1838
Date discharged:10 May 1849
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Edward Potts, New Norfolk
References: SWD7, 28, CSO5/191/4635

This orphan has been claimed by: Peter HayesOrford Tasmania

Doing my family research.
My great/great grandmother was a Margaret Rooke who married at New Norfolk 1853 a Henry Humm from Macquarie Plains a convict..
Not sure if the orphan is her ,age at marriage says 17,very nearly ?? agrees with records.
Margaret/Henry had several children in Tasmania ,One Emily is my great moved to NZ as a military settler c1864/6 . Family changed name to Turner for some reason in 1870s.
Emily married a Francis Farquhar MacRae/ McRae/McRa who was also born Tas( Bothwell) 1840 son of John McRa ,MacRae is my mothers maiden name.
Any help/advice if possible thanks.
Peter Hayes

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