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Orphan Number: 76
Orphan: Andrew ANGUS
Mother:ANGUS, Euphemia
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:6yrs
Date admitted:19 Mar 1852
Date discharged:17 Apr 1852
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother
Remarks: father died at Port Phillip, mother free
References: SWD28, CSO26/1, CSO24/190/6998

This orphan has been claimed by: Kay Clarke


Andrew Fleming Angus (Orphan Number 76)

Andrew Fleming Angus (Orphan Number 76) was born on the 17th of October 1845 in Hobart Tasmania. Baptism Record: "Archdiocese of Hobart, St Joseph's Catholic Church Hobart Tasmania. Andrew son of Andrew Angus and Euphemia Angus (formerly Mercer); born 17th October 1845 was christened on 17th of October, in articulo, by Rev. W. Hall." Note: in articulo means dying but Andrew survived.

Andrew's parents had married in the Parish of Melrose Scotland on 9th August 1838. They arrived in Hobart on the 15th December 1838 on the North Briton. The father Andrew Fleming Angus was a wine merchant, brewer, dealer and publican. He deserted his family and three sons and died in Melbourne in 1850 aged 30 years. Their mother was committed to the Colonial Hospital also known as the New Norfolk Asylum in 1857 where she died in the same year and was buried in a pauper's grave.

Andrew Fleming and his younger brother James Simpson (Orphan Number 81) were admitted to the Orphan School in 1852. Their older brother John is registered on the Orphan School list as John Mercer (Orphan Number 82) but there is no discharge record for him so it is not known whether John was actually admitted.

On the 19th of March Andrew was admitted to the Orphan school at the age of 6 years. On 17th of April 1852 Andrew Angus (Orphan Number 76) was discharged to his mother. Remarks: Father died at Port Phillip. Mother Free. Andrew spent only one month at the Orphan School so was still 6 years old when he was discharged.

Andrew was 12 years old when his mother was committed to the asylum in 1857. He was taken in by a friend of his father. Andrew later joined the P. and O. shipping line. On 24th of January 1873 he was listed as crew on Resolution on a trip from Hobart Town to Sydney.

He married Sarah Alice Billings in Adelaide South Australia on 2nd August 1874. The marriage ended in divorce. There were no children.

Andrew Fleming Angus was recorded in the Electoral Roll in 1900 in District Waitemata Auckland New Zealand in the 1905 - 1906 Electoral Rolls in District Kaipara Northland. He was working at South Kaipara Heads Station as a station hand.

Andrew Fleming Angus died in New Zealand in 1910 aged 65 years.

Sources: Baptism record, Orphan School record, Family History, New Zealand Electoral Rolls; New Zealand BMD; South Australia BMD


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