Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (23): some orphan families ‘reconstituted’

 Orphans and their families in Australia

As a brief coda to my previous post, here are twelve (out of c.300) of my orphan family reconstitutions. I’ve gone back to the original copies. They’re in a pretty primitive state. Click on them, or ‘pinch’ them, and they are magnified, and I hope, easier to read. I’ve included a few examples sent to me by family historians, to which I was able to add specific dates. The forms are selected at random from the folders in my filing cabinet. Alas, sometimes this demographic material is all we know about the Earl Grey orphans in Australia. But it is better than nothing, and one day, I’m sure we will know more. I’ve added a blank form at the very end, in case anybody would like to try filling it in.

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Mary Healy per Elgin

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Eliza Ady per Diadem

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Mary Ann Adderley per William and Mary

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Rosetta Ashmore per Inconstant

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Mary Barrow per Pemberton


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Annie Best per Earl Grey


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Jane Beattie per Earl Grey 

 

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Sarah Hare per New Liverpool

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Mary Ann Howe per Pemberton 

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Mary Ann McElroy per Pemberton 


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Ann Maroney per Eliza Caroline 

 

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Jane Troy per Pemberton  

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20 thoughts on “Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (23): some orphan families ‘reconstituted’

  1. Hi Trevor – thanks for the mention. I’d be delighted to receive any information on the orphan girls mentioned above. I’ll be back onto the facebook bios early October (after essays are all wrapped up!). I can be contacted on kjsemken[at]hotmail.com or via the facebook page Earlgreyirishorphans. Cheers

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  2. Thank you so much enjoying your posts.

    I have a couple of questions about a book you edited, Irish Women in Colonial Australia. I am particularly looking for information about the Depot at Mt Barker Sth Aust. My husband g grandparents John HAYES ( 1838-1922) and Ellen HOULAHAN ( 1842 -1892) were married there in 1859. I am trying to find immigration records for Ellen who was born in New York, She arrived in Sth Australia about 1857. Do you know if there was any records kept for the Mt Barker Depot that listed the Irish Girls arrival details or employment . Been stuck on this for nearly 30 Years.

    Pam Hayes

    Brisbane

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  3. Not sure what’s happening here Kay. Some of my replies seem to have disappeared into the aether. Would you like to have a at using the form at the end of this post for Susan Gordon? You must have sent me lots of material for Barefoot 2 I believe. Many many thankyous. Perry and Karen, too, I’m sure would appreciate seeing anything you have.
    trev

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  4. Thank you Trev
    My ancestor – MargaretGalvin came to Port Phillip on the ship Pemberton. While she is listed in your books, she is not listed on the walls of the
    Hyde Park memorial. It does not say that that memorial is only for women who arrived in Sydney but one can only draw that conclusion. Is there anything that can be done about this lack of consideration? I have attended the memorial in Williamstown but feel all the orphans should be covered in the focal point at the Hyde Park Memorial.
    Thank you
    Cheryl Mullens née Culmer

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    • Cheryl, The website has the following on it “The 420 names etched in the glass panels of the memorial represent all 4114 workhouse emigrants. By extension the names reflect ALL those people who died or fled the Famine. As this is an artwork is is not possible to add or remove any of the names. These names were put there at the request of relatives following replies to advertisments in various newspapers when the Memorial was being designed. The fading is part of the memorial – as their names fade on the glass so does the memory of some of these young female immigrants. The workhouse orphans’ stories are being gathered in the database section of this website for all to share in Australia, Ireland and worldwide”.

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  5. Hi Trevor, I’m really enjoying your posts! I wish I could be in Sydney for the commemorations next weekend – another year… Would you be interested in the information I’ve put together on Bridget Moore who arrived on the “William and Mary” with her sister Mary on 21 Nov 1849? With the help of others – including you via “Barefoot” and communications with Perry – I’ve pieced together most of her life, including three partners/spouses. Happy to share if it’s of interest. Regards, Jill

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     Orphans and their families in Australia As a brief coda to my previous post, here are twelve (out of c.300) of my orphan family reconstitutions. I’ve gone back to the original copies. They’re in a pretty primitive state. Click on them, or ‘pinch’ them, and they are magnified, and I hope, easier to read. I’ve included a few examples sent to me by family historians, to which I was able to add specific dates. The forms are selected at random from the folders in my filing cabinet. Alas, sometimes this demographic material is all we know about the Earl Grey orphans in Australia. But it is better than nothing, and one day, I’m sure we will know more. I’ve added a blank form at the very end, in case anybody would like to try filling it in.Mary Healy per Elgin Eliza Ady per Diadem Mary Ann Adderley per William and Mary Rosetta Ashmore per Inconstant Mary Barrow per PembertonAnnie Best per Earl GreyJane Beattie per Earl Grey  Sarah Hare per New Liverpool Mary Ann Howe per Pemberton  Mary Ann McElroy per Pemberton Ann Maroney per Eliza Caroline  Jane Troy per Pemberton   Trevor McClaughlin | August 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm | Tags: Ann Maroney, Annie Jane Best, Eliza Ady, Jane Beattie, Jane Troy, Mary Ann Adderley, Mary Ann Howe, Mary Ann McElroy, Mary Barrow, Mary Healy, Rosetta Ashmore, Sarah Anne Hare | Categories: Earl Grey’s Irish female orphans, Irish Famine orphans in Australia, Irish Female Orphans, Orphan Family Reconstitutions | URL: http://wp.me/p4SlVj-yU | Comment |    See all comments |    Like |

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  6. Hi Trevor,

    I was wondering if you had in your 300 plus information files information on the marriage and family of Fanny Sheridan an orphan on the Derwent. She is my Great Great Grandmother and I have information on her family I would love to share with you. She married in Australia but with her husband moved to New Zealand. One of their daughters married my Great Grandfather. Regards , Annette Batchelor

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