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Orphan Number: 5575
Orphan: Mary WELLS
Father:WELLS, Frederick
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:1852
Date discharged:
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to:
Remarks: father deserted 99th Regiment - mother dead - unsure whether admitted Queens Orphan School
References: CSO24/187/6813

This orphan has been claimed by: Maree Da Costa

Mary Wells is sister to my g-g-grandfather Richard Wells.

She was daughter of Frederick Wells & Sarah Connell, Sarah died in childbirth in 1851 leaving Frederick with 5 children.

The four girls were placed in the orphanage soon after their mother's death.  They were released to their father in 1853 and the family (except Richard) moved to Victoria abt 1860.

Mary married Edwin Fox in 1862.

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