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Orphan Number: 4856
Orphan: Sarah SCOTT
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Age when admitted:
Date admitted:3 Dec 1829
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
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Remarks: mother an aborigine and father a sealer - deserted
References: SWD24

This orphan has been claimed by: David Towns

Sarah Townes, nee Scott Alias Walker / Mckee.

Sarah Scott's father was John Scott, her mother was a Van Diemens Land native with English name Maria and Aboriginal names Borrerkooroo / Hyloboneyer.

Sarah Scott Became a Quaker and this is reflected in her choice of aliases after her time in the Orphan School: Walker from Quaker George Washington Walker and Mckee From Quaker Fredrick Mackie. She met her husband, convict George Townes Alias Stowers, while working in the kitchen of Andrew Gatenby's property Barton in the Midlands of Tasmania.

George and Sarah eventually brought a property in the late 1850's called Rosevilla on the Isis Road, Auburn. They had a large family and the property Rosevilla is still owned by a descendant. Sarah passed in 1882 and is buried at St Lukes Campbell Town with her husband George who passed away in 1895.

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