IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Mullanny
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Boyle, Roscommon
  • Parents : Pat & Winifred (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Boyle
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony, probable sisters Bridet & Margaret also on Digby. Im.Cor. 49/249 Parramatta and 49/497.
  • Surname : Mullanny
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Boyle, Roscommon
  • Parents : Pat & Winifred (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Boyle
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony, possible sisters Ellen & Bridget also on Digby. Im.Cor. 49/250 Goulburn
  • Surname : Murray
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Ardagh town, Longford
  • Parents : John & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 39 Biddy Murray, aged 17; shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; married 1) widower Patrick Brown at RC Parramatta in 1851, 2 children, Patrick died 1855; married 2) Martin Campbell in 1855 at Parramatta, 2 children, moved to Cohen Forest near Queanbeyan; she was blind in older age & died 26 Oct 1899 at Newington Asylum, mother's maiden name noted as Finnan.
  • Surname : Murray
  • First Name : Maria
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Stragalla [Straheglin], Cavan
  • Parents : Pat & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony.
  • Surname : Natton
  • First Name : Ellen
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Athlone, Westmeath
  • Parents : Thomas & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Westmeath, Athlone
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony.
  • Surname : Naughton
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Longford, Co Longford
  • Parents : Peter & Sarah (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 15 Anne Naughten, aged 16;; shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Im Cor 49/281 Parramatta & 49/721 Bathurst; married John Kennedy (b. Tipperary c.1830) at St Thomas, Petersham, 1855; family moved to Jindabyne where their 3 eldest were born; then further to Bombala, 8 more children; in Apr 1879 Anne died at 'Mahratta' a property 9 kms south of the Bombala township.
  • Surname : Naughton
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Teenagh [Teena, Tynagh], Galway
  • Parents : Edward & Bridget Ann (father living in Sydney)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Galway, Loughrea
  • Other : Tynagh is in the new PLU of Portumna so Mary would have been in Loughrea workhouse; father transported per Eliza 1832 as a whiteboy; Im. Cor 49/250 to Goulburn; sister Catherine an orphan on Inchinnan 20 Feb 1849; another sister Bridget by the Sabrina 10 Jul 1854; married William Archer (not located) in 1850; 8 children; died 2 Dec 1909 at her home Forsyth St, Wagga Wagga.
  • Surname : Nicholls
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Granard, Longford
  • Parents : John & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Grenard
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony. Im.Cor. 49/281 Parramatta & 49/497; married James Gordon, 17 Nov 1851 at Parramatta; 7 children; James Died 2 May 1892; Mary died 8 May 1912 at Parramatta -both noted as Parramatta identities. Sue Gordon: gorsue[at]gmail.com
  • Surname : O'Hara
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Kiloe [parish, Drumlish townland], Longford
  • Parents : Charles & Mary (both living residence unknown)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 37 Biddy O'Hara, aged 16; shipping: farm servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; descendant noted that Mary O'Hara also per Digby was a cousin; Im.Cor. 49/250 Goulburn; married Charles Hunter 1855 at Beechworth, Victoria; 12 children; Bridget died 1914 at Sebastopol near Ballarat, Victoria
  • Surname : O'Hara
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Kiloe [Kiloe parish near Drumlish], Longford
  • Parents : Michael & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 46 Mary O'Hara, aged 18; shipping: farm servant, reads only, no relatives in the colony; cousin to Bridget O'Hara also per Digby; complaints on board - kept on bread and water for three days with Mary O'Neil for [illegible comment]; Im. Cor. 49/250 Goulburn; married Robert Smith [aka Robert Smith Charters] in 1851; 9 children; Mary died 1895 at Gundaroo NSW
  • Surname : O'Neil
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Roscommon, Co Roscommon
  • Parents : John & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Other : no orphans from Roscommon workhouse so she was not from there. shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony, complaints on board - kept on bread and water for three days with Mary O'Neil for [illegible comment]; Im.Cor. 49/434 Apprenticed to Mr Blaxland, Parramatta. Erica Fitzgibbon: fitzat5[at]house-of-fitz.com
  • Surname : Owens
  • First Name : Mary [Mary Ann]
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Elphin, Roscommon
  • Parents : Michael & Bridget (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Other : no orphans from Roscommon workhouse. Shipping: house servant, reads & writes, no relatives in colony; Register No.963 Sydney application for her as needlewoman; married 1) John Cahill, 10 Jan 1861, at Wellington, NSW; John died Jul 1886; 9 children; married 2) Joseph Lord 1892 Canowindra; no children; Mary died 16 Jun 1925 Canowindra;. Patricia Stevenson: lost contact, please email us
  • Surname : Patterson
  • First Name : Mary (Mary Ann)
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Killeshandra, Cavan
  • Parents : George & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony; a cousin Frances Paterson also on Digby; Mary (Mary Ann) married John Lewis Willis 8 Aug 1849 at Brownsville (Dapto); 7 children; lived Shell Harbour, then Bega; husband died of cancer 1874 & his sister, Anne Leonora & her husband William Barrett & 2 children arrived per Sarah 12 Dec 1849; married 2) Robert Shackles in 1878; died Bega 1892.
  • Surname : Patterson
  • First Name : Frances
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Killesahandra, Cavan
  • Parents : Robert & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Church of England
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Cavan, Cavan
  • Other : shipping: house servant, read & write, no relatives in colony; assigned to Major Innes, Port Macquarie; Im Cor 49/559 Pt Macquarie; arried James Wallis, Port Macquarie 29 Nov 1852, husband a farmer, 11 children (2 boys, 9 girls), lived Ellenborough, in later years with youngest daughter, May Warrell at Lorne; died 5 Feb 1911, buried Beechwood; his estate valued at £1550, mostly real estate, leaf wife 10s per week for life. Margaret Trotter, 18 Graham St., Wauchope 2446; also Fay Lawson & Narelle Trembath - please email us; Jill Miller: jiller.miller[at]bigpond.com.
  • Surname : Peel
  • First Name : Eliza
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Athlone, Westmeath
  • Parents : John & Ellen (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Westmeath, Athlone
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Im.Cor. 49/281 Parramatta, 11 Oct 1849 Picton, leaves employer, returns to Barracks, 49/721 Bathurst.
  • Surname : Peyton [Peton]
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Frenchpark, Roscommon
  • Parents : Pat & Betty (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Castlereagh
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony, possible cousin, Honor Peyton, also on Digby. 1858-9 Report, Appendix J No.196, 17 Jan 1851 indentures with Mr W Cousens cancelled for breach of indentures, WPO.
  • Surname : Peyton [Peton]
  • First Name : Honor
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Frenchpark, Roscommon
  • Parents : Owen & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Castlereagh
  • Other : shipping: housemaid, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony, possible cousin Bridget Peyton also on Digby.
  • Surname : Powell
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : St Peter Athlone Westmeath
  • Parents : Pat & Ann (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Westmeath, Athlone
  • Other : shipping: dairymaid and house servant, relations in colony - two cousins Frank and Darby Carthy living in Sydney. Register 4 Jun 1849 application for her, 2/52 Hyde Park Barracks, 4/52 still there. Emig 52/403, 10 Mar 1852 received rations at orphan institution.
  • Surname : Quinn
  • First Name : Anne
  • Age on arrival : 17
  • Native Place : Baslick, Roscommon
  • Parents : Pat & Margaret (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Roscommon, Castlereagh
  • Other : shipping: house servant, cannot read or write, no relatives in colony.
  • Surname : Quinn
  • First Name : Maria
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Kiloe [Killoe], Longford
  • Parents : Hugh & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Digby (Sydney 4 Apr 1849)
  • Workhouse : Longford, Longford
  • Other : on list of 50 girls from Longford PLU minutes Dec 1848 as no 11 Maria Quinn, aged 17; shipping: farm house servant, reads only, no relatives in colony. Im.Cor. 49/250 Goulburn; married Thaddeus Walsh (per Havering) in Casino in at CofE in 1851 & again at RC in 1853; 9 children; she died Aug 1880 and he in 1902; both buried Casino.