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Orphan Number: 5762
Orphan: Margaret WILSON
Mother:WILSON, Julia
Mother's ship:Mary Ann 2
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:14yrs
Date admitted:8 Apr 1841
Date discharged:1 Jan 1842
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother working at QO Female School
Remarks: mother married Thomas Chadwick/Shadwick
References: SWD7, 28

This orphan has been claimed by: Luana Johnston

In the same year her mother Julia WILSON married Thomas CHADWICK, Margaret married ex convict Frederick Hugh Thomas who was about to be appointed draftsman in the Public Works Department.  Frederick became successful as an architect/civil engineer and he and Margaret continued to live in Tasmania for the next 19 years.  They had 9 children, 5 of whom survived to adulthood.  Their last child was born in Victoria in 1864 where they spent 10 years.  In 1874 they had relocated to Sydney, NSW where Margaret died two years later on 16 Mar 1876. 

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