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Jeremiah Ogden (1815–?)

Jeremiah Ogden (1815- ) was the youngest of the seven children of James Ogden and his wife Elizabeth née Kelsall. His mother died from childbirth complications the same day he was born. Following his father's death in 1820, Jeremiah and his two older brothers Samuel and David were placed in the Male Orphan School at Sydney. David died in the school from dysentery in 1825. Samuel was apprenticed to a Mr White in 1828. In that same year 13-year-old Jeremiah was apprenticed to David Smith, a tailor.

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, Jeremiah (1815–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 8 December 2023.

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22 May, 1815
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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