The 'Simon Taylor' docked in Fremantle in August 1842 and a notice was inserted in the Government Gazette dated 23rd September 1842 calling for "Applicants for the services of any of these boys must be made to John Schoals Esq., Guardian under the Act".
By the end of 1842, nine boys were in a trade, six were farm lads and three were servants.
"The fate of the artful dodger" by Paul Buddee an excellent book on the Parkhurst boys.
Reference: Papers by Robert and Jenny Caporn
Born in Perth, Scotland on 29 April 1794, the son of Rev. Joshua CAPORN MA of Tengarick Bucks and a descendant of Huguenot family.
Married Ann VAUGHAN-EUSTACE c.1819.
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