IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Arbuckle
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 23
  • Native Place : Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Strabane
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads; dispersal notes 'gone, taken home by her brother-in-law George Hunter of Flinders Lane, Melbourne'; married James Carter, a farmer, Brighton, 24 Jun 1850; died Brighton 1855. The Arbuckle family were fairly well off and a well known family of Strabane. Three sisters, Ann, Mary & Sarah all per the Derwent.
  • Surname : Arbuckle
  • First Name : Ann
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Strabane
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; Dispersal list: 'gone, taken home by her brother-in-law George Hunter of Flinders Lane, Melbourne'; married James Rix, Brighton, 28 Jul 1851, husband a labourer, farmer and carter; 8 children; lived Brighton, Kyneton & Warrenheip; died 4 Nov 1879 from injuries received in a dray accident-the dray went over a stump and she broke both thighs & received head injuries, death was instantaneous [The Australasian Sketcher with Pen & Pencil (Melbourne), 22 Nov 1879]; buried Buninyong. her two Mary & Sarah were also on the Derwent. Two other sisters, Margaret & Hannah [Mrs George Hunter had arrived on the Marquis of Bute in 1841 with her husband 4 two young children].
  • Surname : Arbuckle
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Strabane
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; dispersal notes 'gone, taken home by her brother-in-law, George Hunter of Flinders Lane, Melbourne; married Joseph Richardson (ex-convict), Brighton, 8 Feb 1851, husband a farmer at Brighton, Kyneton & landowner, Phillip Island; 12 children; Sarah died a 'gentlewoman', 2 May 1908, buried Cowes, her estate valued at £23; husband's estate valued at £6,643 in 1892. Three sisters, Ann, Mary & Sarah all on ship Derwent.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Bessy
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Lisanaskea, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Lisanaskea
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; empl. JG Reed, draper, Little Collins St., Melbourne £9, 6 months.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Rooky [Roosky?], Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads only. Empl. Charles Dawson, Collingwood, £6, 12 months.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Letterkenny, Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Letterkenny
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; empl. Traugoott Vorwerg (grocer) Great Lonsdale St., Melbourne £7, 12 months.
  • Surname : Blair
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Lisanaskea, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Lisanaskea
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write. Disposal List: Left depot without engagement, 'is gone' with comment, 'where to & when?' - perhaps indicates she has friends or relatives to go to.
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Armagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write. Empl. John Wood, Corio St., Geelong, £7, 6 months.
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Armagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; empl. Thomas Reed, Melbourne, £7, 12 months.
  • Surname : Brian
  • First Name : Bessy
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Lisanaskea, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Lisanaskea
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write. Empl. Joseph Walters, Bourke St. East, Melbourne £8, 6 months
  • Surname : Brian (Breen)
  • First Name : Biddy
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh [Levaghy]
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Enniskillen PLU BG14/G/4 (124) [PRONI, Belfast] as Breen, deserted, Enniskillen, Levaghy, entered workhouse 4 Jul 1847, out 26 Oct 1849. Empl. John Fiddler, Bourke St., Melbourne £7, 12 months.
  • Surname : Brighton
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Newry, Down
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Down/Armagh, Newry
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write. Empl. Mr Stephen Hare, Brunswick St., Melbourne £8, 6 months.
  • Surname : Burns
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Blacklim [Blacklion], Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Blacklion border village in west Co Cavan, across border from Fermanagh village of Belcoo in Enniskillen PLU; Shipping: nursemaid, reads. Empl. Daniel Fox, Queen St., Melbourne £10, 3 months; thought to have married Joseph Henry Collins, Williamstown, c.9 children; husband a master mariner; she died 3 Jan 1908 - not documented. Brenda Giles, 84 Benbow St., Spotswood 3015.
  • Surname : Campbell
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Temple [Tempo?], Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: housemaid, cannot read or write. Empl. Ambrose Draper, Brighton, £7, 6 months.
  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Ennisilllen
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads only; Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG14/G/4 (2517) stated by Surgeon Nixon to be in distress, (3445) returned after being discharged & having no place to go, (3778) recommended by William Henderson, relieving officer, Enniskillen Commons, entered workhouse 6 Sep 1849, left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. Charles Chessell, South Yarra, £8, 6 months.
  • Surname : Cliffordy (Clifferty)
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG 14/G/4 (896) Clifferty, Manor of Carrick, Killen; BG14/G/5 Union at large, entered workhouse 13 Feb 1849, left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. Richard Forrest, Ryrie St., Geelong, £10, 6 months.
  • Surname : Connelly
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Armagh county
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; is possibly Cath. Connelly in Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG2/G/2 (3392) 18 years old, thinly clothed & destitute, Armagh, entered 24 Jan 1848, left 4 Feb 1848. Empl. Michael Fitzgerald, Salt Water Creek, £7, 1 year.
  • Surname : Connelly (Connolly)
  • First Name : Letitia
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG14/G/4 (2065) orphan, Ballyreagh, Salry, entered workhouse 2 Feb 1848 left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. L Tweedy, Lonsdale St., Melbourne £7, 12 months; 18 Mar, returned to depot; 29 Apr reassigned Mr & Mrs McClelland, Collins St., Melbourne £5, 3 months; 3 Jul 'still not returned'; married William Hayes, 4 May 1856 at Brighton; 5 children, husband a storekeeper, lived Dunolly; she died 13 May 1899; husband was an astute businessman whose wealth was from dividends of Goldsborough Mining Company, his estate valued at £7487 in 1890; See 'Barefoot & Pregnant', vol. 2, pp.134-6 for details of Wills, funeral and death notices.
  • Surname : Criggan (Creegan)
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG14/G/4 (230) Laragh, Belview, (4000) entered workhouse with widow Nancy Creegan 17 Oct 1848, left 26 Oct 1849; empl. Walter Furlong, Darebin Creek, £10, 6 months.
  • Surname : Criggan (Creegan)
  • First Name : Isabella
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads only; note that only 'Fermanagh' is noted as native place; empl. Francis Nodin, Collingwood, £8, 12 months.