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David Ogden (1812–1825)

David Ogden (1812-1825) was the sixth of the seven children of James Ogden and his wife Elizabeth née Kelsall. His mother died from childbirth complications in 1815. Following his father's death in 1820, David and two of his brothers Jeremiah and Samuel were placed in the Male Orphan School at Sydney. David died at the school from dysentery in June 1825.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 267-68
  • Caitlin Adams, 'Lives Left Behind: The Forsaken Families of First Fleeters,' St. John’s Online, (2019), — accessed 1 April 2021

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'Ogden, David (1812–1825)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 April 2024.

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20 September, 1812
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


June, 1825 (aged 12)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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