IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Barrett
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Tooclay?, Clare
  • Parents : Francis & Mary (mother living in Ennistymon)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennistymon PLU ?
  • Other : Have assumed Ennistymon PLU because her mother was there but this needs verification. Shipping: house servant, read & write, no relatives in colony; Empl. WJ Norton, Gundagai £7-8, 2yrs. Im. Cor. 50/747, 28 Oct 1850 Yass; married John Ferguson St Clement's, Yass, 11 Nov 1850
  • Surname : Barry
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Castlegregory, Kerry
  • Parents : Patrick & Ann
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Kerry, Dingle
  • Other : shipping: house servant, read & write, no relatives in colony, father's residence unknown, mother living in Castle Gregory. Im. Cor. 50/513, 14 Jun 1850 Yass; empl by Mr A. Reid, Yass Mills, £7-8, 2 years; married Pierce Thracy who died 1879 (Ref: 'A Decent Set of Girls')
  • Surname : Blakeney
  • First Name : Mary (Mary Ann)
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : John & Catherine (father living in Galway)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway?
  • Other : shipping: house servant, read & write, no relatives in colony. Empl 11 Nov 1851 as house servant by Mr Frederick Hobbs, George St., £6, 3 years, carriage of her box to depot 20 Nov 1851, balance paid to her on re-entering service.
  • Surname : Blundell
  • First Name : Maria
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Dublin
  • Parents : Robert & Ann (mother in Dublin)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Kildare, Naas PLU
  • Other : shipping: house servant, read & write, no relatives in colony; daughter of Robert Blundell, jeweller & Ann McCarthy, born Sep1834 probably at Naas, Co Kildare, NAI BG78/G/4 No.14737 10 yrs, delicate after fever, native of Dublin, returned from fever hospital. North City, entered 11 Feb 1846 left 20 Oct 1849; Im.Cor. 50/344 Moreton Bay per Tamar with 49 other orphans; empl. as house servant by Mr Edmonstone, North Brisbane, £6-8, 3 years; married Thomas Freney, 26 Sep 1855, Brisbane; husband teacher, later a surveyor; 12 children, lived Coopers Plains; died age 83 on 15 Nov 1917. Her mother, brother James & sister Susan emigrated in 1862 & c.1865. Joan M McGrath, 109 Keats St, Moorooka 4105 & Carmel Wilcox - please contact us by email.
  • Surname : Bohen [Bohan, Bowen]
  • First Name : Ann [Anne]
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Patrick & Bridget (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Galway?
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Bridget Canny also per TA was the cousin of John Kenny who became Ann's husband Empl. K McLoughlin, Yass, ₤8, 1 year; Anne Bowen married 1) John Kenny, St Augustine's, Yass on 29 Jan 1852, 3 children; 2) Michael Cusack, 30 Jul 1857, 10 children, all born in Yass. She died in Yass in August 1896 (Reid & Mongan, 'A Decent Set of Girls')
  • Surname : Boyle
  • First Name : Ann
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Lisgana [Liscannor], Clare
  • Parents : Patrick & Bridget (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennistynom
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Im. Cor. 50/747 Yass; Empl. as house servant by M. Cassidy, Yass, £7-8, 2 years; married Patrick Shannon, St Augustine's, Yass 3 Sep 1853, 9 children; husband carrier & farmer; lived Rocky Creek & Honey Creek near Yass; she died Yass River 1 May 1871 from rupture of the uterus.
  • Surname : Bradshaw
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ennis, Clare
  • Parents : Joseph & Margaret (mother in Ennis)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennis
  • Other : shipping: house servant, read & write, relations in colony: an uncle, George Bradshaw, water carrier Sydney. Im.Cor. 50/747 Yass. Hired by Mr George Shelley, at Tumut Plains as nursemaid (disposal list & Strutt's Journal, pp.87-8) ₤7-₤8, 2 years; married Samuel Scott, Tumut Presbyterian Church 10 Nov 1851.
  • Surname : Brandon (Brendon)
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ballylongford, Kerry
  • Parents : Thomas & Mary Ann (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Kerry, Dingle
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, read & write, no relatives in colony. Empl. not yet reported but to Camden Depot. Im. Cor. 50/201 involved in accident at Camden on way to Yass with Mary Conway; 52/12; 'wheel ran over her legs' (Strutt Journal, 'A Decent Set of Girls' pp.73-4); 'recovering' (Strutt p.91). With help of the local priest in Camden, Fr Rogers, Mary moved to the care of a Catholic family in the Burragorang Valley; married Henry Chiddy on 26 Sep 1852 RC Campbelltown; they settled on a farm on Tin Kettle Creek and raised a family of 12 children. Neal Chiddy: nealchiddy[at]bigpond.com; other descendants please email us.
  • Surname : Brien
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Dingle, Clare [on shipping]
  • Parents : James & Johanna (father in Dingle)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Other : shipping: dairymaid, reads only, no relatives in colony. To Yass with Strutt (Ref: 'A Decent Set of Girls'). Empl. as house servant by Henry Bingham, Wallangawa near Tumut, £8, 1 year from the Gundagai Depot.
  • Surname : Burke
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Currafin [Corofin], Clare
  • Parents : John & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennistymon PLU
  • Other : Corrofin's workhouse was built in second wave of building so Bridget would have been in the Ennistymon PLU. Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Empl. as house servant by Mr Edward (Ned). Ryan, Galong, near Yass ₤8, 1 year from Yass Depot. Married 1) John Somers of Galong 16 Jan 51, 1 child; marr 2) Michael Coughlan at Burrowa, 20 Feb 1857; 6 children born Walla Walla & Binalong; Bridget died at Cootamundra on 25 May 1906. Helen Kerr: helenkerr[at]iprimus.com.au
  • Surname : Byrnes [Byrne]
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Kilbecanty, Galway
  • Parents : John & Ellen (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Gort
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony sister Mary also on Thomas Arbuthnot; to Moreton Bay, Mr Patrick Mayne (butcher), North Brisbane, ₤8, 1 year. Gort Union on shipping; married John Byrne 1 Jul 1851 witnessed by shipmate Catherine Conlon.
  • Surname : Byrnes
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Kilbecanty, Galway
  • Parents : John & Ellen (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Gort
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony but sister Bridget also on Thomas Arbuthnot. Empl. as house servant by Mr Kinniard, Brisbane 1 year, ₤7. Bracketed with Bridget Byrnes also from Kilbecanty, both Gort PLU.
  • Surname : Byrnes
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Galway, Loughrea
  • Parents : Patrick & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Loughrea
  • Other : Loughrea on shipping. shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; Empl as house servant by Mr J Newberry, 79 Market St., Sydney for ₤7-8 for 2 years.
  • Surname : Byrnes [Burns]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Balynakil [Ballinakill], Galway
  • Parents : Patrick & Fanny (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Loughrea
  • Other : shipping: Loughrea Union, needlewoman, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Empl. as house servant by Simon Scott, Turroombo? [Toowoomba?], Moreton Bay, £8, 12 months, hired from Moreton Bay Depot. In 1853 paid £7 to sponsor her brother, Martin Burns, who arrived by the 'Caroline' 14 Oct 1854.
  • Surname : Canny [Kenny]
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Ennistymon, Clare
  • Parents : Michael & Mary (nee Hogan) (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennistymon PLU
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads, relation in colony: a cousin, John Canny [place not noted] but he married a Thomas Arbuthnot girl Ann Bohen in Yass; empl. by Mr T Digby, a baker in Yass ₤7-₤8 on day of arrival in Yass (Sat 2 Mar 1850); Mrs Digby proved to be violent-tempered. Dr Strutt resettled her with more 'Christian people'; married 1) Hugh Keon, aged 40 (born Enniskillen) at Beechworth, in 1852 or 1 Sep 53), 2 chn; family moved to Wodonga by 1856. Hugh, her estranged husband, died in Western Gaol Melbourne in 1861, Bridget having moved to the Booroowa area; married 2) Henry Shepherd (probably born Hanover) at Lambing Flat in 1862; 2 children; lived in a make-shift residence on the gold-fields at Tipperary Gully (Young). She died, after childbirth of twins, at Young 14 Aug 1869. Leanne Clarke: hypatia_lea[at]hotmail.com; Lyn Roylan: ljroyan[at]westnet.com.au; Sandra Clark: sandra[at]sandivale.com
  • Surname : Carrigge
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Ennis, Clare
  • Parents : Michael & Sarah (mother in Ennis)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennis PLU
  • Other : sister Eliza also on Thomas Arbuthnot. shipping: nursemaid, read & write, relations in colony: uncle & aunt, Edward & Elizabeth Colquhoun, residence unknown; to Moreton Bay; Empl. as house servant by M. Slavin, South Brisbane, £8, 1 year; married James Winn, Brisbane 15 Jul 1850; 9 children; husband a sawyer, Moggill & Spring Hill; she died of heart disease 3 Dec 1878, buried Toowong as a 'Bible Christian'. descendants: Rhylle Winn & Thomas Hutchinson - please contact us by email.
  • Surname : Carrigge
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Ennis, Clare
  • Parents : Michael & Sarah (mother in Ennis)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennis
  • Other : sister to Mary who went to Moreton Bay; shipping: nursemaid, read & write, relations in colony: uncle & aunt, Edward & Elizabeth Colquhoun, residence unknown; Empl. as house servant by D. Holborrow, George St., Sydney £7-8, 2 years; married George Coop(e)s, Pennant Hills 17 Nov 1853, husband a labourer & sawyer, lived Pennant Hills, South Colo, Lane Cove, c.9 children, 2 illegitimate(?); no record of death; descendant noted that George and Eliza returned to Ireland? Rhylle Winn - please contact us by email
  • Surname : Casey
  • First Name : Judith
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : Patrick & Mary (mother living in Galway)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway
  • Other : Empl as house servant by Mr A. McCallum, Good Hope, near Yass, £8, 1 year; married as Julia Casey to Thomas Conley, St Augustine's RC, Yass, 25 Nov 1850.
  • Surname : Casey
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Listowel, Kerry
  • Parents : Patrick & Elizabeth (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Kerry, Listowel
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, read & write, no relatives in colony. Im.Cor. 50/344 Moreton Bay. Empl. as house servant by S. Sneyd, North Brisbane, £6-8, 3 years
  • Surname : Casey
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Ennis, Clare
  • Parents : Patrick & Susan (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Ennis PLU
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. In Gundagai Depot. Empl as house servant by Mr F.W. Viner, Munngillidymatta, Tumut, £8, 1 year; married Thomas Healey, Tumut, 12 Jun 1852; 10 children; died Lacmalac, 4 May 1906.