IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Greenwood
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Moy, Tyrone
  • Parents : William & Ann (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: housemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Sent to Moreton Bay. Empl. E Gage, Brisbane, £14, 3 mths. Mar 1) Richard Bolstridge, labourer in Brisbane 10 Jun 1850, 3 children; mar 2) James Barrett, bushman, 2 Jan 1858 in Warwick, another 9-11 children; lived Warwick, Drayton, Goomburra, East Talgai, Allora and Stanthorpe, died 19 Sep 1906; buried Emmaville near Glen Innes. Linda Collett, 8 Battunga St., Wishart 4122; Mrs Lyn Gardiner, Unit 9, 58 Epping Rd., Lane Cove 2066; Renee Minster: renee[at]wildflower.net.au
  • Surname : Grimes
  • First Name : Jane
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Cookstown, Tyrone
  • Parents : Edward & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr MacDermott, Sydney, £9, 2 years.
  • Surname : Hartley [Wood]
  • First Name : Anne alias Mary Wood
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Dungannon, Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: houseservant, reads only, no relatives in colony, 'This girl's name is Mary Wood. She was sent from the Dungannon workhouse, in the place of Anne Hartley, who died. She was told she must go under that name.' To Moreton Bay. Empl. Mr Richardson, Nth Brisbane, £14, 6mths. Married John Connors Brisbane 2 May 1849, 3 children, possibly remarried William Trotter in 1864, no issue or record of death located.
  • Surname : Kelly
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Cookstown, Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Isabella (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Cookstown, Tyrone
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads, no relatives in colony. Empl. John Bagnell Sydney £8, 3 yrs. Appendix J No.204, 17 Jan 1851 indentures with Thomas Ryan cancelled WPO. Register 22 Nov 1848 & 24 Dec 1849 applications for her. Register 3 No.186 Feb 1851 in employ of George Smith, Sydney.
  • Surname : Machlin (Macken, McClean?)
  • First Name : Sarah
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : County Tyrone
  • Parents : Thomas & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : Shipping: farm servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Maclen, Parramatta, General Hospital.
  • Surname : Mansfield
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : County Tyrone
  • Parents : William & Kitty (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives incolony, sent to Moreton Bay. Empl. Capum(?) Kangaroo Point, £11, 3 months; married EJ Price North Brisbane 22 Feb 1849, (Wesleyan Methodist, Ipswich info from Ray Debnam).
  • Surname : Moore
  • First Name : Susan
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Kelmana[?], Tyrone [Crossmore in PLU mins]
  • Parents : Robert & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads, no relatives in colony. PRONI Armagh PLU BG2/G/2 No.1428, Crossmore, thinly clothed, hungry. Empl. Mr Baird Woolloomooloo, £10, 1 year.
  • Surname : Miller (Mullen?)
  • First Name : Anne J.
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Tyrone County
  • Parents : David & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : wrongly noted in 'Barefoot & Pregnant' as Mullen. Shipping: farm servant, reads, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Roberts, Cook's River, £10, 1 year.
  • Surname : McConnell
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : County Tyrone
  • Parents : James & Fanny (both dead)
  • Religion : Presbyterian
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relations in colony, went to Maitland; daughter of James Magee & Fanny McConnell, worked in flax mills, Laggan Village, Belfast; alleged Belfast prostitute. Empl. Mr Wilson, E. Maitland, £13, 3 months, within a year of arriving in Maitland, Mary began a relationship with William Ashton (per 'Brothers' 1841, b.Manchester) which lasted for life; 11 children born Miller's Forest, Mulbring Creek, Mt Vincent & Mt Pleasant. Mary died after falling down stairs in Newcastle 13 Jul 1892; buried beside William in Sandgate Cemetery. Her descendant Mrs Pat Evans-lost contact; Kathleen Chivers: kathynick[at]shoalhaven.net.au
  • Surname : McFarlane
  • First Name : Elizabeth
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Cookstown, Tyrone
  • Parents : James & Sally (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony but sister Ellen also on Earl Grey. Empl. Mr Walsh, £9, 2 years. Im Report 1858, Appendix J No.68, 15 Dec 1849 indentures with Mr P Walsh, Sydney cancelled for improper conduct; Register 6 Jul 1849 complaint, Parramatta; married George Stiff, a miller, Bathurst, 26 Jan 1854, 14 children, one of whom died by accidental scalding. Husband died having been crushed by mill. She died 17 Apr 1906, buried Moorilda. Her estate valued at £190.
  • Surname : McFarlane
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 14
  • Native Place : Cookstown, Tyrone
  • Parents : James & Sally (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : sister Elizabeth also on Earl Grey. Shipping: houseservant, reads, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Cosgrove, Sydney, £7, 4 yrs. Appendix J No.101, 1 Mar 1850 indentures with Mr J Cosgrove cancelled WPO; married John Green, Bathurst, 24 Sep 1851; husband a farmer; 10 children by 1869; lived Queen Charlotte Vale and Poor Man's Hollow, Bathurst.
  • Surname : McGeery (McGeary]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Glenoe [Glenroe or Glenoo?], Tyrone
  • Parents : Peter & Isabella (mother living at Glenoc)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Clogher
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; Empl. by Mr Lett, Sydney £8, 3 years. Im. Cor 19 Mar 1849 complaint from John Lett, Sydney of the incompetency of Mary McGerry, requested to be allowed to exchange her; response: no comment. She must have been sent to Maitland for employment and on 17 & 28 Mar 1849 reports in 'The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser' on an incident where Mary Geary, an orphan girl engaged at Mr Long's farm on Mrs Cobb's estate, was 'enveloped in flames' while removing a pot from the fire. She was taken to Maitland hospital but died there on Thursday 22 Mar 1849 from severe burns.
  • Surname : McKinlay
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Castle Caulfield, Tyrone
  • Parents : James & Richael? (mother living in Dungannon)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads, no relatives in colony. Empl. Joseph Hewit(?) Balmain, £10, 1 yr. Register 7 Jul 1849 indentures cancelled.
  • Surname : McLoughlan (McLaughlin)
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Clonfeacle, Tyrone
  • Parents : Moses & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony. Sister Eliza also on Earl Grey. Empl. Mr Mackay, Sydney, £9, 2 years. Appendix J No.52, 2 Nov 1849 indentures cancelled WPO. Appendix K Goulburn 30 Nov 1849. R Matthews - please email us. Julie Carrington: julie_sths[at]hotmail.com
  • Surname : McLoughlan (McLaughlin)
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Clonfeacle, Tyrone
  • Parents : Moses & Eliza (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads, no relatives in colony. sister Anne also on Earl Grey. Empl. Mr Baker, King St., £10, 1 year; married Aaron Matthews, dealer, later a dairyman, Sydney, 9 Apr 1849; 10 children; lived Sydney; died 8 Jan 1892. Husband's estate valued at £601. R Matthews-please contact us by email; Julie Carrington: julie_sths[at]hotmail.com
  • Surname : McMullen
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Aglish [Eglish], Tyrone
  • Parents : Henry & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Cookstown
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Adrian, Sydney, £9, 2 years. Register 2 No.481, 16 Apr 1850 Charles Adrian re transfer to service of WG Hopkins approved.
  • Surname : McMinn
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Castlecaulfield, Tyrone
  • Parents : Joseph & Mary (father living in Castle Caulfield)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr Adrian, Balmain, £10, 1 year. Register 13 Nov 1848 Balmain, complaint.
  • Surname : Patterson
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Dungannon, Tyrone
  • Parents : William & Bridget (father living, unknown where)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Dungannon
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads, no relatives in colony. Empl. Mr ..Lord(?), Sydney, as house servant, £9, 2 yrs under indenture. Register 3 No.160. 6 Feb 1851 JE Tucker requests permission for her to marry Patrick Cameron. Married Thomas Young, horsebreaker, at Canberry, 9 Jul 1855, husband later a stockman, overseer & farmer, 8 children; lived Queanbeyan, Yass & Cootamundra. She died 1 Oct 1874, according to her death certificate, of the "turn of life"; buried Cootamundra. Descendant: Dasha Brandt: dasha_brandt[at]tpg.com.au
  • Surname : Picken
  • First Name : Clarinda
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Killymone [Killymoonan], Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Betty (mother dead, father in Sydney)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Omagh
  • Other : Shipping: nursemaid, reads, relative in colony: father John Picken, Sydney. Empl. Mr Jolly(?), Pitt St., as house servant, £10, 1 year.
  • Surname : Sloan
  • First Name : Mary Ann
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Dungannon, Tyrone
  • Parents : John & Ann (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Dungannon, Tyrone
  • Other : Shipping: housemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony; sent to Maitland. Empl. Mr Clarke, West Maitland as housemaid, £10, 1 year.