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Orphan Number: 5224
Orphan: Margaret SUMNER
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:1853
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: parents dead - from Swansea - unsure whether admitted to Queens Orphan School
References: CSO24/241/9493

This orphan has been claimed by: Jeannie Bishop

Margaret Sumner (Sumler/Summers) was born  3 April 1845 at Greater Swan Port, to Robert Sumner (Sumler/Summers) who arrived as a convict, per Argyle 1831 and his wife Margaret (nee Pennycook) also a convict, per Atwick 1838. When Margaret was 2 years old her baby sister died and within a couple of months her mother died.  Her father did not die until 25 Nov 1861 at Port Sorell. Margaret married James Fidler (Fiddler) on 8 May 1863, at New Ground. She had 11 children, one named Joseph became my paternal grandfather. Margaret died 3 June 1923, Leith, Tasmania.

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