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Orphan Number: 394
Orphan: Mary BOSWELL
Mother:MURPHY, Ann
Mother's ship:Blackfriar
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:3 Jun 1851
Date discharged:12 Nov 1855
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, Ticket of Leave
References: SWD28

This orphan has been claimed by: Val Wilson

Mary Boswell arrived on the ship Blackfriars with her mother Ann Murphy and her brother William- Mary became my Great Grandmother.
I have no record when she came to Victoria - but she married in Victoria in 1868 to Moses Hancock a former convict. Mary was 23 and Moses was 50- they had 3 children when Moses drowned in the creek behind their home in Seymour Victoria in 1876. Mary went on to live in Seymour and had 3 more children to George Ratten - the youngest being my Grandmother Elizabeth. Mary died aged 46 years in 1891.

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