IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Baird
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Letterkenny, Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Letterkenny
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only. Empl. by Mr Howe, clerk, Melbourne, £6, 2 years, apprentice; married Harry Ainsworth Johnstone, ship's steward in Bendigo 5 Feb 1872; no children although a niece, Rebecca Baird from Donegal, joined her in Bendigo in 1865. Husband worked as an agent and traveller. She died at Bendigo 10 Jul 1919.
  • Surname : Barrett
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Sligo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Sligo, Sligo PLU?
  • Other : shipping: housemaid, reads & writes. Empl. by JT Turnbull, Gippsland £12, 1 year. May have married Charles Hue in Gippsland in 1849. Later lived in various mining towns in Maryborough area as wife of George Yeomans. Sometimes used the name Sarah, at least 2 children, died Maryborough 1889.
  • Surname : Baxter
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads only; empl. by Caroline Grigg at Melbourne £5, 3 years, apprentice
  • Surname : Benson
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Mayo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write. Empl. by James Pearson Melbourne £11, 12 months; may have married Bartholomew O'Connor/Connor at Sydney 13 Sep 1862 as Mary Benson; c.7 children. She died 23 Dec 1905.
  • Surname : Berne [Burns]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Tuam, Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Tuam
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write. Mary Burns, see 'Melbourne Argus' 27 Feb 1849, employed by John Bland Elizabeth St., £7 1 year, complaint by Mr Bland, tinsmith, about her bad behaviour, court sent her back to employer with warning to behave.
  • Surname : Boland
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Ballinasloe, Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Ballinsloe
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; empl. by William Thompson at Heidelberg £10 3 months; married George Martin in 1851; to Victorian goldfields near Ballarat 1858-64 where 6 children born; from 1865 in Newcastle, NSW, where husband worked in coal mines, and where she had another 9 children, total 15, including 2 sets of twins; she died in 1900, buried in family plot Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle; most children settled in Newcastle, some to South Australia, Sydney & Northern Tablelands of NSW; Jeff Robinson: jefrobin[at]tpg.com.au
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Biddy
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Donegal PLU?
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; employed by Charles Manton at Melbourne £12 12 months
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Donegal PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; empl. Charles Ryan at Doogalook, Goulborn River £12 3 months; married William Calnan at Melbourne 1849; 7 children born Kilmore, Longwood, Violet Town area; died Violet Town 1896.
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Donegal PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; empl. Mr Alfred Ross, Melbourne £10 6 months; married Ferdinand McCory; lived Maryborough, Victoria.
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway PLU?
  • Other : From Beech Hill near Ballinasloe; shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; empl. Mr Brodie, Chief Constable at Melbourne £6 2 years; married Francis Long, baker, Melbourne 15 May 1854; lived Bendigo area where husband was a miner.
  • Surname : Brady
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Sligo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Sligo, Sligo PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; empl. Natalie Wickham, Melbourne £5 3 years.
  • Surname : Brennan
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Sligo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Sligo, Sligo PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; empl. Dennis Edwards, Little Bourke St., Melbourne, £5 3 years; cancelled by Dr Paterson 30 Mar; married Alexander Lawrence, Melbourne 1854; sentenced to 6 months gaol in 1865 for robbery?
  • Surname : Brien [Brian]
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway PLU?
  • Other : Shipping: house maid, cannot read or write. Brian. Empl. by Walter Murphy, District Policeman, Melbourne £8 3 months.
  • Surname : Brown
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Mayo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Mayo, Ballina
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write. Empl. James Barry, Elizabeth St., Melbourne, £6 2 years; reported in 'Ballina Chronicle', 28 Nov 1849 working for Mr Bury, so likely from Ballina workhouse. This confirmed by baptism found by Jan Gallagher: Bridget bap Kilmoremoy on 24 Jan 1831, parents Thomas Brown & Eliza Jennings, living in Cloontakilla townland on the southern edge of Carrowmore Lake.
  • Surname : Burke
  • First Name : Biddy
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads; empl. Joseph Herring, Melbourne £10, 6 months
  • Surname : Burke [Bourke]
  • First Name : Catherine
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Sligo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Sligo, Sligo PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads only; empl. Mr Greene Woodlands £6 2 years; sister of Biddy & Ellen also on this ship - all daughters of Brian Burke & Honor Gilmartin - see their entries. Married Charles Stuart (a trainee naval architect from Belfast) in Dec 1851, St Francis RC, Melbourne; they restored Woodlands homestead in the Shire of Bulla which is under protection of the Dept. of Conservation, Forests & Lands; the family gradually moved north into NSW staying at Ballarat, Albury, Breddigowan, Nubba, Wallendbeen, Memagong, Lambing Flats & finally settled in the Harden-Murrumburrah area where they became farmers; many of their 11 children born various places as the family moved north; Charles died aged 54 & Catherine lived to over 90; both buried in the Murrumburrah cemetery.
  • Surname : Burke [Bourke]
  • First Name : Biddy [Bridget]
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Sligo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Sligo, Sligo PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; empl. Mrs Fulton Melbourne £8 6 months; sister of Catherine & Ellen also on this ship - all daughters of Brian Burke & Honor Gilmartin - see their entries. Married Peter Galway 12 Feb 1852 Presbyterian Melbourne; 7 children; moved to Corowa NSW where later children born; Biddy died 1876 aged 44 at 'Greenfields', Corowa; Peter died at Gladesville Hospital, Sydney.
  • Surname : Burke [Bourke]
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Belstere, Sligo
  • Parents : Not Recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Boyle?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads; sisters Biddy & Catherine also on this ship - see their entries; empl. John F Falford, Melbourne £10 2 years; married Joseph Bell Hardy from Lincolnshire in Melbourne 28 Sep 1850; family had land in Prahran, then moved to various goldfields in Victoria & NSW including the Lambing Flat area c.1860-61; 8 children; Ellen died 1896 at Murrumburrah. Catherine & Charles Stuart followed Ellen & Joseph to NSW; the sisters lived close to each other keeping close contact throughout their married lives.
  • Surname : Carden
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Mayo
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Mayo, Ballina
  • Other : shipping: dairymaid, cannot read or write; empl. S/J Kerr, Melbourne £8, 6 months; married Robert Heaton from Preston, Lancs (Tasmanian Convict) in Dec 1851 in Melbourne; 6 children; Mary died 9 Dec 1894 in Hawthorn, buried Kew Catholic cemetery.
  • Surname : Cavanagh [Kavanagh]
  • First Name : Rose
  • Age on arrival : 16/17
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway PLU?
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; empl. Mrs Ellen Dunne, Melbourne £9 6 months.