IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Alicia [Eilsha]
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Killashandra, Cavan
  • Parents : John & Betsy (living in Kilishandry)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony; NSW Register No.1099, 17 Dec 1849, Port Macquarie re marriage; married Thomas Eccott [various spellings] Edwards at CofE Port Macquarie 28 Jan 1850 with consent of the orphan guardians; Thomas was born in Sydney, son of cloth maker, Thomas Edwards, a convict per Lady Castlereagh 1818 and his second wife, Eliza Winnicott who had married in Sydney in 1828; Thomas & Alicia had 13 children; Alicia died 29 Jan 1912 and her husband died 1 Aug 1913; both were well-respected citizens of Port Macquarie, well-known from their daily walks; Thomas carried on the bookmaking business of his father at his store in Horton Street.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Belturbet, Cavan
  • Parents : John & Rose (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony; probable sister Rose also on Digby; Surgeon Binstead's diary on the Digby, 29 Dec 1848 noted that Jane Armstrong in confinement 8 hours for refusing to produce her Bonnet when ordered to do so, was liberated on her promise of future obedience; Register No.426 Sydney MD applied for her; No. 804 24 August 1849 Cooks River apprentice.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Rose
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Belturbet, Cavan
  • Parents : John & Rose (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony; possible sister Jane also on Digby; Register 9 Apr 1849 Sydney application for her; no.532, 22 May 1849 medical treatment, indentures cancelled; empl by Mr Robert Harvey at Wooloomooloo, 25 Jun 1849; 24 Aug 1849 re trip to see her sister; 1 Nov 1849, absconds; 1858-9 Report on Irish Female Immigrants, Appendix J No.91 15 Feb 1850 charged with absconding by George Uhr Esq., case dismissed, no appearance, WPO.
  • Surname : Bartley (Bentley)
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Longford
  • Parents : David [or Daniel] & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as Eliza Bentley, aged 15; Im. Cor. 49/2818 Jun 1849 Parramatta; 49/818 Dec 1849 to Bathurst; possibly married Charles Bryant of Bathurst in 1851; the family possibly moved to Newcastle; 9 children?; Charles died Parramatta 1900; nothing further on Eliza
  • Surname : Baxter (Baxton)
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Ballintemple, Cavan
  • Parents : Edward & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Register, 10 Dec 1849 WPO report. Appendix J No.173 10 Dec 1849 brought before court because employer, Mr D Robinson, had gone to California, indentures cancelled. Register 2 No.283, 22 Feb 1850 agreement with Robert Bunting, Sydney; No.377 favourable report; married in 1851 in Sydney to Henry Lewis, an American seaman, permission given by the Supreme Court, Sydney.
  • Surname : Beard (Baird)
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Edgeworth Town, Longford
  • Parents : Thomas & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; no relatives in colony; on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 41 Jane Baird, aged 17; those from Edgeworthstown should be in Granard workhouse so why are they on the list from Longford? 1858-9 Report on Irish Female Immigrants, Appendix J No.92, 15 Feb 1850 charged with improper conduct by employer George Chisholm Esq., dismissed, no appearance. Register 2 No.286 re account with George Chisholm.
  • Surname : Boland
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Ballingar [Bellanagare?], Roscommon
  • Parents : Martin & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Rocsommon, Castlerea??
  • Other : shipping: farm house servant; cannot read or write, no relatives in colony.Register 30 Nov 1849 WPO report. 1858-9 Report on Irish Female Immigrants, Appendix J No.56 30 Nov 1849 indentures with Phillip Andrews cancelled for refusing to work, to be sent up the country; orphan wages - 1 Dec 1849 empl Philip Andreas, 12 Apr 1850 cash advance to Mr Holmes for shoes (orphan monies)
  • Surname : Bowes
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Belturbet, Cavan
  • Parents : Joseph & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: laundrymaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Im. Cor. 49/559 Port Macquarie
  • Surname : Bracken
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Longford
  • Parents : Richard & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as Anne Bracken aged 17; shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; married ex-convict, Thomas Fogarty, at Ipswich 1849; they lived at Wattle Flat, near Sofala; husband died 1876; Anne died in Sydney 1894.
  • Surname : Brady
  • First Name : Abigail
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Cavan, County Cavan
  • Parents : George & Ann (mother living in Manchester)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes, no relatives in the colony; Register No.712, 26 Jul 1849 Sydney she complains, 27 Jul indentures cancelled WPO. orphan monies 14 Aug 1849 - Employer Mr William Sothern; 1858-9 Report on Irish Female Immigrants, Appendix J No.21, 27 Jul 1849 indentures with William Sotheren, Castlereagh St., Sydney, cancelled for general misconduct, WPO. Im.Cor. 49/725, 30 Oct 1849 Moreton Bay.
  • Surname : Brady
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Annock [Annagh?], Cavan
  • Parents : Patrick & Catherine (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; sister Margaret also on Digby; Register No.1076. 19 Dec 1849 Sydney, 21 & 24 Dec 1849; orphan monies - empl by Mr John Smith, Redfern. Register 2 No.1343. 10 Oct 1850 absconded from service of William J Croft.
  • Surname : Brady
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Annock [Annagh?], Cavan
  • Parents : Patrick & Catherine (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; sister Catherine also on Digby.
  • Surname : Brophy
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Dublin
  • Parents : Patrick & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Dublin, South Dublin Workhouse
  • Other : shippping: nursemaid, read & write, no relations in colony. South Dublin Registers BG79/G/2 No.1194, 14, orphan, servant, RC, old clothes, North City, 1082a [not sure what this is], entered 16 Dec 1845, discharged 8 May 1846; BG79/G/3 No.3805 South City Dublin, aged 16, single, no occupation, very old clothes, 1 month, S City, entered South Dublin workhouse 16 Aug 1847, discharged 2 Dec 1848. This fits with the sailing of the Digby from Plymouth on 16 Dec 1848.
  • Surname : Buchannan (Buchanan)
  • First Name : Mary Ann
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Balliduff? [Aghateeduff or Annaghduff], Cavan
  • Parents : John & Jane (mother living in Cavan)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : Ballinduff is probably Aghateeduff or Annaghduff, both Cavan PLU; she seems among 60 girls from the Cavan PLU on the Digby; shipping: house servant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony; Im Cor [4/4637, 49/559] 4 Sep 1849 indentures of 7 girls on Digby apprenticed from Depot at Port Macquarie; married 1) John Mullen 1857 St Clement CofE, Yass, both living Jugiong; 4 surviving girls; John died May 1870; married 2) Thomas Dixon 1871 [unconfirmed] at Jugiong, 1 son; obituary noted: 'a grand old lady ... one of district's oldest identities ... most interesting personality ... .loved and respected by everyone'.
  • Surname : Burke [Bourke]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Dublin
  • Parents : James & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Other : Not located in a Dublin workhouse; shipping: no occupation recorded, read & write, no relatives in colony; orphan wages: 11 Jul 1851 empl Mr J Donovan; married James Hutson [Hudson] 1852 CofE Kiama as Mary Bourke; 7 children; died 1910 Rydalmere, buried Rookwood.
  • Surname : Byrne
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Kilashandry, Longford
  • Parents : Patrick & Judy (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relations in colony; is probably Bridget Byrne in SRNSW 4/4638, Reel 3115, Im. Cor. 50/166 12 Feb 1850 one of 4 orphans who absconded on way to Wagga, returned to Goulburn Depot.
  • Surname : Byrne (Burne)
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Lansbury [Lanesboroough], Longford
  • Parents : Patrick & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 35 Catherine Byrne, aged 18; assumed this one by her age; shipping: farm house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; Im.Cor. 49/498 Parramatta
  • Surname : Byrne (Beirne)
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Killoo or Killso[?], Longford
  • Parents : Joseph & Catherine (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 50 Catherine Beirne, aged 15 - distinguished between two of similar names by ages; shipping: farm house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony; Im.Cor. 49/498 Parramatta
  • Surname : Callaghan
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Milltown, Roscommon
  • Parents : Thomas & Nancy (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : possibly Westmeath, Athlone
  • Other : shipping: housemaid, reads only, no relatives in colony. Register No 758 re transfer Sydney
  • Surname : Callaghan
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Gralloh [Grallagh], Roscommon
  • Parents : Hugh & Nancy (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Castlerea
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony.