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Ogden, Samuel (1810–1878)

Samuel Ogden (1810-1878) was the fifth 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, Samuel and two of his brothers Jeremiah 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.

Samuel married Maria Tunks on 8 April 1834 at Parramatta; they had at least 10 children.

Samuel Ogden died at his residence at Gladesville on 1 September 1878.

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), https://stjohnsonline.org/bio/james-ogden — accessed 1 April 2021

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'Ogden, Samuel (1810–1878)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ogden-samuel-31640/text39115, accessed 11 April 2021.

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