|Orphan:||Mary Ann ARMSTRONG|
|Mother's ship:||John Calvin|
|Age when admitted:||3yrs|
|Date admitted:||22 May 1848|
|Date discharged:||21 Mar 1851|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||mother, Ticket of Leave|
I am a descendeant of Mary Ann Armstrong through her mother Annie Kerr, convict on the John Calvin. My father, Robert John Short (DOB:7/11/1933), grew up in Briagolong Vic, knew Mary, who told him she was a child-convict, and remembered being in prison in Ireland with her mother and being transported on the ship to Australia.