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Orphan Number: 4758
Orphan: Mary Ann RUSHFORD
Mother:RUSHFORD, Mary
Mother's ship:Waverley
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:9yrs
Date admitted:7 May 1858
Date discharged:31 Jan 1862
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: William Evan Lewis, New Town
Remarks: won Roman Catholic prize 1862 & 1863
References: SWD28, 32/1, CSD1/126/4668

This orphan has been claimed by: Lyn Wilson

Mary's mother Mary Rushford was tried at Wexford Ireland for receiving stolen goods on 6th October 1846 & was sentenced to transportation for 7 years & arrived Hobart Tasmania 1847 with daughter Mary who died at Dynnyme nusery 18 November 1847 Aged 1. Do not know Mary's father, could be William Wry as he & Mary snr  applied for a licence to marry on 19th June 1849. They did not marry. 

Mary was born 27th November 1849.  Mary married William Booth in Victoria in 1876 & had 4 children Lillian Harriet-1878, William Ernest 1879-1958, Violet Mary1881 & Rose Everleen 1883.

She is my great grand Aunt. The information for Mary's mother & father on her orphan record appear incorrect

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