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Orphan Number: 3983
Orphan: Hannah MOWLES
Mother:FERGUSON, Elizabeth
Father:MOLES, Isaac
Mother's ship:Arab
Father's ship:Hibernia
Age when admitted:9yrs
Date admitted:15 May 1854
Date discharged:7 Dec 1855
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, free
Remarks: father dying, mother crippled and imbecile
References: SWD28, CSO24/248/9976

This orphan has been claimed by: Anne White

Hannah Mowles/Mole/Moles (spelling of surname changed  over the years) along with her brother Isaac and sister Phoebe (Euphemia) were placed in the Queens Orphange after the death of their father, Isaac.  The youngest child, an infant, Martha stayed in her mothers care.

The remarks are not accurate as Hannah's father, Isaac had died on 8th May 1854 at  New Norfolk, buried on 12th May 1854 at St Stephens Church Cemetery, New Norfolk.

On the 15th August 1855 Hannah's mother, Elizabeth remaried to William Donelly.  Hannah was released back into the care of her mother on 7th December 1855.

Elizabeth was not an imbecile, but a survivor of her times.  A strong woman who went on to raise her young family.  The referrence 'mother crippled' refers to Elizabeth having a paralysed left arm.

Hannah marriied Charles William Smith at Church of St. Anne's Dysart on 7th September 1893. After the death of Charles Hannah married Robert Parker at Hobart on 16th October 1902.  Hannah died 17th June 1919 at Campbell Town and is buried at the Church of England Cemetery, Campbell Town.

Hannah never had any children to either marriage.


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