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Orphan Number: 5610
Orphan: William WHEELDON
Mother:KEARNEY, Bridget
Father:WHEELDON, Robert
Mother's ship:Australasia
Father's ship:Isabella 2
Age when admitted:5yrs
Date admitted:18 Oct 1866
Date discharged:20 Aug 1873, 8 Sep 1874, 27 Nov 1874
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Rupert Dutton, Windamere, East Tamar, M L Goodwin, Thomas Wooten
Remarks: father dead - mother remarried Charles Blackmore
References: SWD26/9, 27, 32/1, 52/1, 53, 54

This orphan has been claimed by: Shirley Jones


William Wheeldon was my great grandfather.  At some point the spelling of his surname was changed to Wheldon. 

In 1887 he married Eliza Jane Groundsell the only surviving child of a red coat soldier.  They had six children, the youngest Robert being my grandfather.

William spent most of his life living and working around the Launceston area.

He died on 18th March 1946.

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