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Orphan Number: 679
Orphan: James BURNS
Mother:BURNS, Mary
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:1859
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: mother dead, father unknown - unsure whether admitted to Queens Orphan School
References: SWD26/2

This orphan has been claimed by: Dianne Snowden

James Burns, son of Mary Byrne 'Tasmania' (2), was admitted to the Orphan School in September 1859 as James McCann.

He had been admitted earlier as James Burns, aged 3, in 1851. He was probably Mary's illegitimate child born in January 1849. He was discharged to his mother in 1853; she married Thomas Cann or McCann in 1851.

His sister, Ann, arrived with her mother on the 'Tasmania' (2) and was admitted to the Orphan School on arrival. She died there in 1849.

For James Burns' story, see James McCann.

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