IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Allen
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 20
  • Native Place : Antrim, Belfast
  • Parents : Richard & Anne (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Belfast
  • Other : shipping: farmhouse servant, read & write, no relations in colony. Empl. Mr Gordon, Sydney, £10, 1 year.
  • Surname : Arlow
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Banbridge, Down
  • Parents : William & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr O'Brien, Sydney, £10, 1 year; married Alfred Packham 18 Feb 1850 at St Andrews Scots Church, Sydney; witnesses, Thomas Ellis who married 'Earl Grey' orphan, Eliza Hall; Alfred A Packham born 29 Jan 1851, father a porter; Aug 1855 Alfred Peckham (alias John Harris) charged with deserting wife & children, ordered to pay 20s a week for 2 years; Sarah & children sent to Benevolent Asylum; Alfred died 1855 aged 3 years; Sep 1856 Sarah in gaol for a week; Nov 1862 Sarah apprehended for being drunk & incapable in the streets; 28 Mar 1865 Sarah Packham (aka Davis) died at the Infirmary from disease, the result of intemperance and vicious habits. Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children Register shows John & Clara Caroline admitted 24 Jun 1863 having been ‘deserted by mother several years and by father recently’. Clare died in Randwick Asylum 1 Apr 1867 & John was apprenticed on 31 Oct 1876, aged 13. [research by Kevin Dudeney]
  • Surname : Banks
  • First Name : Isabella
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ballillassin [Ballyvaston or Ballyvaston?], Down
  • Parents : William and Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : shipping: farm servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Ross, Newtown, £9, 2 years; married William Snipe, labourer, both of Newcastle, 16 Mar 1854 at Independent Chapel, Maitland; 10 children, lived Newcastle, died 31 Dec 1897. His estate valued at £30 in 1901, real estate, left to his daughter Mary.
  • Surname : Barnett
  • First Name : Susan
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Banbridge, Down
  • Parents : James & Anne (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Macculloch, Burwood, £10, 1yr; married Joseph Maltby 2 Aug 1852. Lived Victoria, died Chewton near Castlemaine - see attached story.
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  • Surname : Beattie
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Lisburn, Antrim
  • Parents : John & Margaret (father living in Lisburn)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Lisburn
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, read & write, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Manning(?), Dambamurra. £8, 3 years; married James J Bartholomew, stonemason of Boyio near Binalong on 24 Mar 1851 at Binalong; 4 children; lived at Illalong; died 3 Mar 1857 of consumption.
  • Surname : Best
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Sherrigrim [Sherrigrim],Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in the colony, sister Ann Jane also on 'Earl Grey'. Antrim PLU BG1/GA/1 (3942), Craigarogan, dirty; empl. Mr J Steenson, Pitt St South, Sydney, £10, 12 months; Im Cor Register 6 Jan 1849 complaint, to WPO; 8 May 1849, left employer; married 1) ex-convict Thomas Jackman 23 May 1849 Sydney, moved to Glen Innes, 3 children; married 2) John Keating {Keaton etc) 23 Sep 1863, witnessed by sister & fellow shipmate's husband WF Burtenshaw; 3 children; John died at Armidale 1885; Margaret died Glen Innes 16 Dec 1873.
  • Surname : Best
  • First Name : Ann [Annie] Jane
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Sherrigrim [Sherrigrim], Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, read only, no relatives in colony, sister Margaret also on Earl Grey; PRONI BG/1/GA/1 (3943) Craigarogan, dirty; employed by Mr Andreas, Sydney £10, 1 year; married William Perks Burtenshaw, Sydney, 16 Apr 1849; he a labourer, later a farmer and shepherd, lived Glen Innes, Wellingrove 30 miles east of Inverell; 9 children, 77 grandchildren; Ann died 18 Sep 1883; husband died 16 Feb 1908; she buried Inverell, he at Gilgai, NSW. no email contact for Elizabeth Matthews; Di Wood: oldwoody[at]netspace.net.au. Wendy Gooda: wandmgooda[at]hotmail.com Also see Margaret Best also per 'Earl Grey'.
  • Surname : Black
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Scarvey, Armagh
  • Parents : Edward & Fanny (father living in Scarvey)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : could be Scarva, Co Down in Banbridge PLU or Scary, co Monaghan in Clones PLU?? shipping: house servant, reads only, relation in colony: an uncle Andrew Black, Oven's River, Port Phillip; accused by Dr Douglass, Surgeon of 'Earl Grey' of being a Belfast prostitute; sent to Maitland; Empl. Mr Dight(?), Singleton, £12, 6 months; July 1849 report from Poor Law Commissioners, accusation of being a prostitute proved to be false.
  • Surname : Black
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ballyrake [Ballyreagh], Tyrone
  • Parents : William & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr James, Flushcombe, near Parramatta, £9, 2 years. Register 6 Aug 1849 certificate of good conduct. Register 2 No.601, 9 May 1850 HH Bobart, Paramatta re conduct, No.1093 re her discharge from Rev HH Bobart's service.
  • Surname : Black
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Ballyrade [Ballyreagh], Tyrone
  • Parents : William & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : shipping: houses ervant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Empl. A. Glenn, Sydney, £10, 1 year. Register 24 Jul 1849 to work for baker. Register 1 Nos988-91 Rev HH Bobart, Parsonage House Parramatta re her present place of service
  • Surname : Blair
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ballymenagh [Ballymena], Antrim
  • Parents : Charles & Elizabeth (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Ballymena
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. PLU Ballymena PLU BG4/G/2 (49) Union at large; empl. Mr P Friell, Paddington, near Sydney, £9, 2 years indenture; Register No.262 30 Nov 1848, transfer from Philip Friell to Rev Charles Woodward, Headmaster, Sydney College, Hyde Park, allowed by committee; orphan wages: Empl Rev Charles Woodward, 12 Mar 1849 & empl Elizabeth Underwood, Ashfield 2 Oct 1849; Rev John McGarvie applied for her as house servant 12 Mar 1849, response was to sent her to the country, No.901 2 Oct 1849 Moreton Bay; married Brisbane 29 Jul 1850, husband a shoemaker, 8 children, lived Brisbane, died 1 Aug 1924, buried Toowong. Husband's estate valued at £9250.
  • Surname : Bolton
  • First Name : Sarah Anne
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Newcastle, County Down
  • Parents : Richard & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Down, Kilkeel
  • Other : Shipping: farm servant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony. Empl. Hugh Gallagher, Wollongong, £10, 1 year. 1858 Gaol Entrance Books, Darlinghurst, no detail of crime, recorded as Sarah Baiten.
  • Surname : Booth
  • First Name : Nancy
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Portglenone [Portglenone], Antrim
  • Parents : James & Susan (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Ballymena
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads, no relatives in colony. PRONI BG4/G/2 No.2002 Ballymena. Empl. J Acres, Parramatta, £10, 1 year. Im Cor Register, 23 Jul 1849 left service of mistress in Parramatta; 24 Jul 1849 Hyde Park Barracks Daily Report, servant to Mrs Acre of Heywood Lane to depot at 6pm to lodge complaint against her mistress, was permitted to remain on account of distance from employer's residence and late hour of the day; married Bryan/Brian Molloy, settler & farmer, Parramatta, 11 Nov 1849; 9 children; lived Baulkham Hills; died 10 Jun 1884. Husband's estate valued at £1,201.
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Belfast, Antrim
  • Parents : James & Anne (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Belfast
  • Other : Shipping: farm servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Drewe, Sydney £10, 1 year. Im Cor Register 22 Mar 1849,letter from JL Drewe, master, refused to pay balance of wages, stated he owed her nothing and that the box can be had when sent for; married Thomas James, Sydney 9 Oct 1849 at Scots Church, Pitt St, Sydney; husband a soldier, labourer & miner; 10 children; lived Sydney, Newcastle & Mt Keira, died 29 Jun 1887.
  • Surname : Browne [Brown]
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Belfast, Antrim
  • Parents : John & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen?
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads, no relatives in colony. Sent to Moreton Bay. PRONI BG14/G/4 (1556) Enniskillen Roman Catholic; sent to Moreton Bay on Recommendation of Surgeon Douglass of Earl Grey; Empl. S. Tucker, South Brisbane, £14, 6 mouths; married James Hammel in Brisbane RC Church on 24 Dec 1848.
  • Surname : Burns [Burne]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Ballydown, Down
  • Parents : James & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : Shipping: houseservant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony. Burns. Empl. S. Paterson, Church Hill, Sydney, £10, 1 yr. Register 10 Apr 1849 Sydney indentures cancelled, ill-health.
  • Surname : Burt
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Glennevis [Glenavy], Antrim
  • Parents : William & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Antrim
  • Other : Shipping: farm servant, reads, no relatives in colony. PRONI Antrim BG1/GA/1 (4276) Crumlin, dirty. Empl. Mary Hill, Park St., Sydney £9, 2 years. Im Cor Register 6 Nov 1848, letter from Mary Hill requesting cancellation of indenture on various grounds; 19 Nov 1848 Im Cor transfer allowed to Mr John Duross of Campbelltown; married John Stanford a labourer, later a farmer & gardener, at Appin, 15 Mar 1851; 9 children by 1868. She died at Bellambi 9 Apr 1906; buried RC cemetery, Corrimal. Marj. Jackel, 39 Brendon Ave., Unanderra, 2526 - please email us.
  • Surname : Brennan
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Lurgan, Antrim
  • Parents : Adam & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Antrim PLU
  • Other : Shippping: sent to Moreton Bay on recommendation of Surgeon Douglass of Earl Grey; Empl. Mr Pickering, North Brisbane, £10, 3 months. 13 Feb 1849 witnessed marriage of Margaret Wilson [per Earl Grey]; Eliza Brannon married James Tredinick at St John's CofE Brisbane on 12 May 1849; 3 children born 1856-62.
  • Surname : Campbell
  • First Name : Maria
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Strane [Straid], Antrim
  • Parents : Robert & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Ballymena or Ballycastle PLU
  • Other : Shipping: farm servant, reads, no relatives in colony, sister Hannah also on Earl Grey; Empl. William Wallis, builder, Elizabeth St., Sydney, £10, 1 year; as Maria Jane she married William Jinks of Sydney at St Andrews Church witnessed by her sister, Hannah.
  • Surname : Campbell
  • First Name : Hannah
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Strane [Straid], Antrim
  • Parents : Robert & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Ballymena or Ballycastle PLU
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony, sister Maria also on Earl Grey. Empl. Jeremiah Ives Coar, mercantile Clerk, 8 Princes St., Sydney £10, 1 year.