IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Abrahams
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Barnscourt [Barons Court], Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Strabane
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; Empl. Thomas Hayes, Little Collins St., Melbourne £7 pa, 1 year.
  • Surname : Acheson (Achison)
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Banbridge, Down
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Empl. William Morrisey, Little Lonsdale St., Melbourne, £7, 6 months.
  • Surname : Ady
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Drungorman ? {Dungannon} Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads; Empl. John Daly, farmer, Springs, £8, 6 months; married John West, 1854 in Melbourne; 9 children, husband a labourer, miner and butcher; lived Western Victoria, died 1910, buried Stawell.
  • Surname : Armstrong
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads; PRONI Enniskillen PLU BG14/G/4 (3069) Union at large, entered 23 May 1849, left 3 Oct 1849; Empl. Charles Forrest, South Yarra, Victoria £7, 6 months.
  • Surname : Ball
  • First Name : Alice
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write; PRONI Enniskillen PLU BG/14/G/4 (No.48) (No.3708); sister Jane also on Diadem; empl. John Brown, sail maker, Richmond, Melbourne £7, 12 months; committed suicide by throwing herself in the Yarra River, Melbourne, after being pregnant to her married master, 'Argus' 26 Apr & 1 May 1850; identified by shipmate her Catherine Carroll who was Catherine Cahill, also from Fermanagh (there is no Catherine Carroll on the Diadem, she is almost certainly Catherine Cahill, also from Fermanagh).
  • Surname : Ball
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; PRONI Enniskillen PLU BG/14/G/4 (no.1458) (No. 3291) dirty, able-bodied, entered workhouse 20 Jun 1848, left 3 Oct 1849; sister of Alice also on Diadem; empl. Sarah Gough, Darebin, £6, 6 months; 1) married 72 year-old ex-convict widower William Bownds/Bounds in Dec 1879 CofE Melbourne; he had 7 children from previous relationship with Honorah Beregraph; Jane had 8 more children with him; he died 1893 at Albury Hospital; 2) seems to have remarried to William Sinclair in 1901 & died Ovens District hospital, Beechworth in 1905.
  • Surname : Barnett
  • First Name : Elizabeth
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Barmbridge [Banbridge], Down
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; empl. John Foley, Melbourne, £6, 2 years
  • Surname : Barber
  • First Name : Lydia (Lily A)
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Antrim, Antrim
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterianerian
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Antrim
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; Antrim PLU PRONI BG1/GA/1 Lily A. (No.4844) dirty, entered workhouse 25 Nov 1848, left 3 Oct 1849. Empl. Robert Charles, Richmond, £7, 12 months; married James R Scarlett 6 Mar 1853, husband a baker, carter & gardener; 11 children; died 11 Aug 1903, buried Ballarat; husbands estate valued at £71 in 1903.
  • Surname : Best
  • First Name : Susan
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Armagh [Keady]
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Armagh, Armagh
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads; PRONI Armagh PLU G2/G/1 (2341) (4253) Keady, thinly clothed, hungry, Crossmore, Derryhennet, thinly clothed, entered workhouse 10 Feb 1846, left 4 Oct 1849. Empl. Mr John Porter O'Brien, Melbourne, £8, 12 months, apprentice.
  • Surname : Betty
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: housemaid, reads; PRONI Enniskillen PLU BG14/G/4 (2368) servant, Rossnagamper, entered workhouse 7 Mar 1848, left 3 Oct 1849. Empl. Mrs JT Chambers, Melbourne, £10, 6 months.
  • Surname : Bing (Byng)
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads;PRONI Enniskillen PLU BG/14/G/4 (4612) & BG/14/G/5 (527) child of George & Mary Ann Bing, sister of Mary (also on Diadem), William, George & Cathy; from Enniskillen, part of large family group; entered workhouse 28 Nov 1848, left 3 Oct 1849; married John Deslandes 1852; lived Melbourne; 10 Children; died 1899.
  • Surname : Black
  • First Name : Sarah Ann
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Tyrone
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write; Empl. Margaret Duffies, grocer, Bourke St., Melbourne £7, 1 year, apprentice; married John Motherway, Victoria, 1852.
  • Surname : Boyd
  • First Name : Elizabeth
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Londonderry, Derry
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Londonderry [Derry], Derry
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Empl. James Duff, fellmonger, Bourke St., Melbourne £8, 1 year, apprentice; probably married James Mitchell in Presbyterian church, Melbourne on 25 Oct 1852; 10 children by 1877; husband worked on railways & died in 1886 at Benalla. Elizabeth disappeared.
  • Surname : Brennan (Brenan)
  • First Name : Mary Ann
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Carrickfergus, Antrim
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Larne
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; . Carrickfergus. Empl. George Hewer, butcher, Bourke St., Melbourne £6, 18 months; probably married Charles Johnston in Victoria, 1852/29595
  • Surname : Brennan (Brenan)
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Carrickfergus, Antrim
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Antrim, Larne
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Empl. Thomas Farrell, Little Bourke St., Melbourne £6, 12 months; Ellen Brenan (Ellen Stewart) PRO Vic VPRS 521 Melbourne Gaol unit 1A No. 366; married James Huxley 1852 St James, Melbourne; 3 children; last child James b&d 1858 in Collingwood when Ellen living with her sister Mary Ann; elder children Eliza Ann b.1853 & Francis b.1855 to Sunbury Industrial School.
  • Surname : Brooks
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Armagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads; Empl. William Hall, Tea Tree Creek, £9, 5 months.
  • Surname : Brown
  • First Name : Nancy
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Bambridge {Banbridge] Down
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Down, Banbridge
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads; Empl. Charles Oliver, storekeeper, Bourke St., Melbourne £8, 2 years. Possibly daughter of George Brown & Matilda Bradley, born in Newry c 1834, married George Jarvis Harris, Collingwood, 27 Aug 1856 as Annie Brown; 8 children; lived around Wangaratta & Benalla. Annie died 16 Oct 1864 in Wangaratta. lost contact with descendant Mary Hanson
  • Surname : Browne (Brown)
  • First Name : Isabella
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Londonderry, Derry
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Londonderry [Derry], Derry
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads; PRO Vic VPRS 115-4, 20 Feb 1850, Report on 'Diadem' mentions her; Empl. Thomas Stevens, Melbourne, £10, 6 months; married 1) Samuel Birch 1 Sep 1851; married 2) John Andrews 26 Feb 1862; lived Geelong & Ballarat; Meryl Birch, 'Toftrees', 6 Monsants lane, Maiden Gullly 3551 as listed in Barefoot & Pregnant?, Vol 2.
  • Surname : Browne
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Fermanagh [Tempo town?]
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes; seems to be the Ann Brown who entered Enniskillen WH on 20 Oct 1846 aged 12, no exit date; as Anna Brown, Timpoo or Tempo, empl. James Purvis, Chewton, £5, 12 months; 1852 to Sydney on the 'Shamrock' & married the Captain, Robert James Nurcombe at end Dec 1852; lived Sydney, then Rockhampton where he became a publican of The Square & Compass Hotel in 1869; Robert died 1876 in Brisbane; Anne died 1924 in Brisbane
  • Surname : Bryas (Briers, Bryers)
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Londonderry, Derry
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Diadem (Melbourne Jan 1850)
  • Workhouse : Londonderry [Derry], Derry
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads & writes; as Briers or Bryaer empl. Charles Edney, Lower Plenty, £10, 6 months; married Charles Warren in Melbourne 23 July 1850, 8? children; died Heathcote 6 Aug 1880.