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Jane Whalan (1821–1848)

In June 1827 Jane and her older brother John Robert Hearn, 7, were placed in an orphan school after her mother and stepfather decided they could no longer care for them now that they also had three younger children of their own to support.

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Alternative Names
  • Hearn, Jane

20 December, 1821
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 December, 1848 (aged 26)
Tarana, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

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