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Orphan Number: 4815
Orphan: Henry SAUNDERS
Mother:STEWART, Elizabeth
Father:SAUNDERS, John
Mother's ship:Princess Royal
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:20 Jan 1859
Date discharged:23 Mar 1859
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks: parents dead - SWD6 states discharged to mother?
References: SWD6, 26/2, 27

This orphan has been claimed by: Suzanne Calvert

Henry's birth was registered by his sister Mary under the name Henry Priest.  His mother, Elizabeth Stewart, had had a relationship with John Saunders while her husband (John Priest) had been away from the colony (he went to Victoria and then California looking for gold).  Elizabeth died not long after placing Henry in the orphan school, and he was raised by his older sister.  He went on to become a policeman, and married and had 3 daughters.  They lived in Bothwell, George Town, Lilydale, Railton and Launceston.  He used the name Priest, and may not have known that his biological father was John Saunders.  He died in Launceston in 1934.

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