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Neglected Children

Most of the names below are from records of neglected children, but I've included a few orphans for whom there is information in sources other than orphanage records. Many children were sent to an orphanage when at least one parent was still alive.

Explanation of names below:

  • Some of these children were born interstate or overseas. Most (but not all) spent time in Queensland, NSW or Victoria.
  • Names are from six (6) different record series (but NOT official orphanage records).
  • Dates of those records are between 1879 (earliest) and 1932 (latest).
  • Scroll through the list. Names may have been spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names such as O'NEILL.
  • If there are several entries for a name, investigate them all. In some cases there are several sources with different information about the same child.
  • For names below, I can supply copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).

ABRAHAM Henry
ABRAHAM John
ABRAHAM Lillie
ABRAHAM Lizzie
AH SAM Ruby
AH SUE Eliza
ALBON Frederick
ALLEN Ada
ALLEN Ellen
ALLEN James
ALLEN Johanna
ALLEN Lily
ALLEN Maggie
AMPHLETT Dorothy E
ANGEL .. (3 children sent to orphanage)
ARMSTRONG Joseph
ASHCROFT Florence
ASHCROFT Myra
ASHCROFT Ruby
ATKINSON Annie Harriett
ATKINSON Ernest Darly
ATKINSON Florence Beatrice
ATKINSON Jane Adelaide
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BAKER John
BAKER John
BALL Charles
BALL Henry
BALL Susan
BALLARDIE Archibald John
BALLARDIE Ethel Adeline
BARBER Florrie
BARNET John
BARNHAM Annie
BARNHAM Myrtle
BARTLEY Caroline
BARTLEY Hildred
BARTON Mary J
BARTON Mary Jane
BARTON William
BATES .. (children of George BATES)
BATES Lily
BECKETT Ernest
BECKETT Ernest Samuel
BECKETT Florence A
BECKETT Florence Amy
BECKETT Winifred A E
BECKETT Winifred A E
BEST Fanny
BLACKBURN Stella May
BLANCHARD Frank
BLANCHARD Josephine
BLANCHARD Virginia
BLOOM Bertie
BOARDMAN Thomas
BODKIN Lizzie
BOLTON Annie
BOLTON Mabel
BOOTH Charles
BORN Ellen
BRADY Sarah
BREEZE Alice Maud
BREEZE Doris Elizabeth
BREEZE Eileen Emma
BROWN .. (2 neglected children c.1894)
BROWN Sarah
BROWNE Sarah
BURNS Arthur
BURNS Charles
BURNS Dolly
BURNS Violet
BUTLER Elizabeth
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CAIN Eliza Jane
CAIRNS Alick
CAMERON Margaret
CAMPBELL Victor
CANNING Cecil Coral
CAULFIELD Mary
CHALMER Joan Mary
CLARK James
COLECHIN Jessie
COSTER Leopold
COWEN Mary Anne
CRAMP Arthur
CREED Smith
CROMWELL Mary Anne
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DAFFEY Bert
DAFFEY William
DAUTEL Martha Magdalena
DAVIS Ellen
DAVIS Mary
DODD Daisy
DODD Polly
DODD Tommy
DOHERTY Lizzie
DOW Millie
DOWLING William
DOYLE John
DOYLE Patrick
DUFFY Catherine
DUFFY Ellen
DUFFY John
DUFFY William
DUGGAN Bridget
DUGGAN Catherine
DUGGAN Charles
DUVAL Louisa
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EDWARDS Elizabeth
EDWARDS Elizabeth
ELSTOB Margaret Zena
ERAMAN Evelyn
ESPIN Mary Amelia
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FARLOW Louisa
FARRELL Alfred (or FERELL)
FERELL Alfred (see FARRELL)
FIEN Leonard
FITZGERALD Thomas
FLEMING Nellie
FRAWLEY Agnes
FRAWLEY Charles
FRAWLEY Thomas
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GABRIEL Edward
GIBSON Mary Ann
GORDON Harriet
GORDON Margaret
GRAHAM Ernest
GRAY Dorothy
GRAY Minnie
GRAY Samuel
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HACKETT Minnie
HALL Annie
HALL Elizabeth
HALL John
HAMMEL Kate
HAND Jessie
HEMSON Albert
HEMSON Alfred
HEMSON Herbert
HERBERT Neville Edward
HERMAN George
HEYER .. (boy)
HILL Anastasia
HILL Catherine
HILL James
HOLT Margaret Anne
HOPPER Kathleen
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JACKSON Duncan Wilford
JACKSON Duncan Willford
JACKSON Ethel
JACKSON Ethel
JACKSON George
JACKSON James
JACKSON James
JACKSON John
JACKSON John
JACKSON Kate
JACKSON Kate
JACKSON Kate
JACKSON Lizzie
JACKSON Rose
JARVIS Henry
JEFFREY Ada
JEFFREY John
JOHNSTON Walter Ernest
JONES Annie
JONES Hector
JONES Thelma Grace
JONES Thomas
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KENNEDY John
KERR William George
KING Bessie
KNIGHT Margaret
KRUGER Alwyn
KRUGER Lewis Wilhelm
KUCH James
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LAMPE Elizabeth
LAMPE James
LAMPE John
LANGLEY Pearl
LEWIS Elizabeth
LOWRY Evelyn May
LOWRY Frank
LOWRY John
LUCAS Charles Edward
LUPTON Doreen
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McAVOY Alice
McAVOY Sarah
McCARTHY Austin
McDONALD Kate
McINERNEY James
McIVOR Lizzie
McMAHON Catherine
McMAHON Edward
McMAHON James
McMAHON John
McMAHON Michael
McMANUS Alice M
McMANUS George Henry
McMURDY Joseph
McPHERSON Matilda
McROBERT Gordon
McROBERT John
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MAHER David Thomas
MAHER Isabella
MAHER Violet May
MALLETT Mary
MALONE John Henry Lawrence
MARTIN Ellen
MARTIN Frank
MASON Frank
MATEER .. (neglected child c.1895)
MAXWELL James
MORRIS Thomas
MULLEN Francis
MULLINS William
MURLESS Bertha May
MURRAY James
MUTTON Ernest
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NELSON John Joseph
NEWMAN Theresa
NOLAN Bedan John
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OLSEN Thelma Grace
ONEILL Ada
ONEILL Amy
ONEILL Ernest
ONEILL Vera Madeline
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PASCOE Violet
PATTERSON Katty
PATTERSON Maggie
POLITES Alice
POLK William
PORTER Mable Elizabeth
POTTER Frederick William
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RAMAGE Mary
RAWLINGS Sarah Jane
RITTLER Anton
RITTLER August
RITTLER Patrick
RITTLER Stephen Ambrose
ROBERTS Sydney
ROBINSON William
ROSS Elizabeth
RYAN Patrick
RYAN Thelma Grace
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SCHELLER Dorothy Lily
SELLS Gusta
SMITH John
SPENCER Frederick William
SPENCER George E
SPENCER Pearl I
STAFFORD Richard
STEEL Harry
STEEL John
STEELE Harry
STEELE John
STENHOUSE George J
STUART Lucy
SWORT Harriet
SWORT Herbert
SWORT Thomas W
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TAIT Mary
TATTERN James
THOMPSON Charles
THOMPSON Mary
TOOMBS John
TREVETON Charles
TUCKER Muriel Edith
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WALDERON John
WARRIAN William Henry
WATSON Eliza
WATSON Lizzie
WATSON Richard
WEBB Alice
WEBB Alice
WHITEHEAD Thomas
WILLIAMS Ada (child of George and Charlotte)
WILLIAMS Florrie (child of George and Charlotte)
WILLIAMS Frederick Foster (child of George and Charlotte)
WITHERS Theresa
WRAGGE George
WYER Henry
WYER Robert
WYER William
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YOUNG Lucy
YOURALL Bridget
YOURALL Ellen
YOURALL Rose
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If the list above does not include the name of the child you are researching, see 'Other suggestions' below.

Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away for family reasons).

As a professional genealogist, I've spent thousands of hours indexing original records, and it also takes time to travel to a record office, order a bundle/volume, find the relevant file/page, order photocopies or get digital images, and send them to you; so I charge fees for these services:

Option 1:  If you want me to copy the original documents, my fee is $15 for one entry. If the same name is listed (above) twice, or if two or more names are of interest, ask me for a quote for those additional entries. If you already have records for the neglected child, your request must list the record office, source title/location or ID number, date and file/page number (be very specific). To avoid duplication, it is your responsibility to fully identify the source. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $5 per entry) provide source references (the record type, what year(s) it covers, and the record office's file/volume/page number if applicable) so you can do the work yourself. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. If you already have records for the neglected child, your request must list the record office, source title/location or ID number, date and file/page number (be very specific). To avoid duplication, it is your responsibility to fully identify the source. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

Option 3:  If you just want to check whether an entry for a common name might be relevant, I will (for a fee of $2 per entry) tell you the approximate year (my email will say, 'The document date would be about [year]'). If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).





Other Suggestions

Parents of other neglected children may be in the Maintenance Payments index or the Illegitimate Index.

Many orphanage records are now accessible at Queensland State Archives. Check their Web site and catalogue.

Indexes to Queensland births registered up to and including *1919* can be searched at FindMyPast (link opens a search page in a new window). The end date of 1919 is more recent than the Registry of BDMs site, which only allows searches for births more than 100 years ago.

Use this ChangeDetection button to be notified when more names are added to this page:

Helen Harris's indexes (Infant Life Protection Act; Missing people; Wife/child deserters; etc.)

My other genealogy sites have additional advice and names.

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