Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (4): Who were the female orphans? Their Origins.

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Who were the female orphans?

FOsirelandmap[My thanks to Kathie Smith, now Kathie Mason, who drew this map for me in c.1989]

See www.irishfaminememorial.org/en/history/ which will allow you to zoom in on the map. And see http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/en/orphans/database/

for all the orphans who travelled by the Earl Grey scheme 1848-50.

A good while ago, in 1985, I expressed the hope that the story of the female orphans might be written from the orphans’ own point of view. A colleague pointed out to me I was still saying the same thing last year, in 2013, when I gave an address to the International Irish Famine seminar in Sydney. I’m afraid this is not my attempt to do just that. In spite of my own misgivings, I’ll try to put the young women in some kind of context. In this case an Irish one–Irish women and emigration, the Famine tragedy and the workhouse, that kind…

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4 thoughts on “Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (4): Who were the female orphans? Their Origins.

  1. Dear Trevor I am not sure if this is the correct way to do this however here goes. I am sending the material I referred in my e mail/comment of 22 January 2019 and hope you and the others interested get it. If you have time I would welcome comments. Regards John Dennett

    On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM trevo’s Irish famine orphans wrote:

    > Trevor McClaughlin posted: “reblogging this one” >


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