Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (24): More family reconstitutions 

Some more orphan family reconstitutions

I used to own a number of books on historical demography–by T.G. Hollingsworth, E.A.Wrigley, R. S Schofield at al.–from the days when I taught early modern European history. Students were always interested in ‘sex and death’. But wouldn’t you know it? These were the very books I gave away when I was trying to reduce my library. I thought I’d never go back to that stuff. They would be very useful now: I could use them to tell you more about the family reconstitution method used by historical demographers. Nonetheless, such are the wonders of the modern world that all we need do, is type ‘family reconstitution method’ into Google. And lo, there is a link to E.A. Wrigley’s English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837, CUP, 1997. Large sections are available to read for free. We can see what he has to say about family reconstitution in his introduction.  https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=oFQBvre0xoMC&oi=fnd&pg=PR12&dq=family+reconstitution+method&ots=6JefQO9N8e&sig=nDXcqQbL9gHov9s_pTxphVUwvng#v=onepage&q=family%20reconstitution%20method&f=false  It may be more than you ever want to know.

Anyways, here are some more reconstituted orphan family charts from my original files. Click on the image to make it larger.

 

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Alice Gorman per Tippoo Saib   

Ann Dowd per Tippoo Saib

Ann Dowd per Tippoo Saib 

Ann Dowd again

Ann Dowd again. This gives more details about her husband’s arrival. 

 B Penrose per William and Mary

Bridget Penrose per William and Mary 

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Catherine O’Donnell per Tippoo Saib 

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Emma Kelly per Earl Grey 

Eliza Geoghagan per Digby

Eliza Geoghagan per Digby 

Eliza Roughan per Thomas Arbuthnot

Eliza Roughan per Thomas Arbuthnot

 

Jane McGarry per Earl Grey

Jane McGarry per Earl Grey 


Mary Prendergast per Thomas Arbuthnot

Mary Ann Prendergast per Thomas Arbuthnot  

 

 

 

Mary Green per Inchinnan

Mary Green per Inchinnan 


Mary Jane GAalway per Earl Grey. Did she marry again?

Mary Jane Galway per Earl Grey. Did she marry again?

 

Mary Weatherall per Lady Peel

Mary Weatherall per Lady Peel 

 

Mary Fitzgibbon per Thomas Arbuthnot

Mary Fitzgibbon per Thomas Arbuthnot

M. Plunkett per John Knox

Margaret Plunkett per John Knox

Mary Power per John Knox

Mary Power per John Knox 

 

Mary Roughan per Thomas Arbuthnot

Mary Roughan per Thomas Arbuthnot  

Finally, a couple of graphs which put the orphans into a larger immigration context. They were drawn a good while ago.

The figures are percentages

The figures are percentages 

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As always, my sincere thanks to the kind people who sent me information and photographs to use. The photograph at the head of the post is of Catherine Elliott nee Moriarty from Dingle, County Kerry. She is with her family in Queensland c. 1886. See Kay Caball’s The Kerry Girls.

The link to the contents of my blog is at http://wp.me/p4SlVj-oE  I made a mess of posts relating to the orphans’ voyage. There are three at 7(a), 7(b) and 7(c). 7 (c) is the substantive one.

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8 thoughts on “Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (24): More family reconstitutions 

  1. Trevor, I am the archivist for the Diocese of Sandhurst (Bendigo). I have been able to identify many irish Orphan girls in my records. Can you contact nme for further detail. Regards Donna

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  2. Hi Trevor. So happy to see your info on Ann Dowd since I am a descant of her and James Sandford. I was really interested to find out which poor house she may have originated from in Ireland and was wondering if you have any information for how to begin search such things from Australia. Regards
    Vanessa

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    • Hi Vanessa,
      Ann i see gave her native place as Mullahoran in Co Cavan. Maybe google maps or a good atlas will show where that is. And then maybe we might surmise which of the four Cavan workhouses she was in. Not all were built by the time she left. There is a great workhouse website by Peter Higginbotham it would be worth exploring. From memory Mullahoran is in the south west of the county close to the border with Longford (best to check). Maybe Bailieborough?? workhouse see http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Bailieborough/ She may even have come from one in Longford. But have a look to see where other Cavan girls on board the Tippoo S came from. See if others from Cavan were close to Bailieborough. hope that helps, best wishes, trevor
      p.s. just had a look at Longford http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Granard/
      MUllahoran was covered by Granard workhouse In longford

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  3. Hi,

    I am wondering with your charts at the beginning of your email if you have one for Arabella Mills of Tippoo Saib?

    With thanks, Adel

    Adel Firth-Mason

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    • Sadly, no, Adel. A good indication of whether i have something is the irishfaminememorial.org website. I would have entered something there when I was looking after it (up to 2009). You’d think with a lovely name like Arabella I might have looked more closely. Alas.

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