IRISH FAMINE MEMORIALSydney
  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Fermanagh, Ennisilllen
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads only; Enniskillen PLU PRONI BG/14/G/4 (2517) stated by Surgeon Nixon to be in distress, (3445) returned after being discharged & having no place to go, (3778) recommended by William Henderson, relieving officer, Enniskillen Commons, entered workhouse 6 Sep 1849, left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. Charles Chessell, South Yarra, £8, 6 months.
  • Surname : Trainer (Cassidy, Traynor)
  • First Name : Ann
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Derry [Londonderry], Maherfelt [Magherafelt]
  • Parents : mother: Cathy Cassidy
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
  • Workhouse : Londonderry[Derry],Magherafelt
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, reads & writes; Magherafelt PLU PRONI BG/23/G/1 (28) (431) (589) (1387) (1685) (2273) (5617) (7344) bastard child of Cathy Cassidy, a spinner, mendicant, Tobermore, Drumreany, in and out of workhouse from 1842, variously named as Ann Traynor or Anne Cassidy; brothers, Patrick, Henry & Samuel; her last entry: 'Union at Large, mendicant, destitute', entered 4 Jan 1849, left 30 Oct 1849; empl. by Andrew Doyle, carpenter, Collins St., Melbourne £8 6 months; married George Richard Whitford (sea captain); died in New Zealand.
  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Margaret
  • Age on arrival : 19
  • Native Place : Omagh, Tyrone
  • Parents : Patrick & Jane (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Earl Grey (Sydney 6 Oct 1848)
  • Workhouse : Tyrone, Omagh
  • Other : Shipping: housemaid, reads, no relatives in colony. Oct 1848 accused by Dr Douglas, surgeon of 'Earl Grey' of being a Belfast prostitute; Oct/Nov sent to Moreton Bay. Empl. Mr Coutts Brisbane River £14, 3 months; July 1849, Report from Poor Law Commission, accusation of being a prostitute has been proven to be false.
  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Harriet
  • Age on arrival : 16
  • Native Place : Galway
  • Parents : John & Mary (both dead)
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Thomas Arbuthnot (Sydney 1850)
  • Workhouse : Galway
  • Other : shipping: nursemaid, reads & writes, no relatives in colony. Im. Cor. 50/747 Yass; Empl. by Mr Rees Jones at Yass, ₤7-8, 2 years; married 1) John Paul on 7 Jul 1852 in Presbyterian Church, Yass; 6 children born Yass, Tumut & Gundagai. John owned 'Commercial Hotel' & 'Pride of Galway' in Yass and was prominent member of Yass community; married 2) Bernard Valentine Blake at St Marys RC Sydney in 1868, 1 son; Harriet died 8 Feb 1886 at Footscray, Melbourne.
  • Surname : Cassedy (Cassidy)
  • First Name : Biddy
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Kilrush, Clare
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Pemberton (Melbourne 1849)
  • Workhouse : Clare, Kilrush
  • Other : Shipping: house servant, cannot read or write. Empl. Mrs Cousins, Richmond for Portland, £12, 3 months.
  • Surname : Cassidy [Casserly, Casey]
  • First Name : Mary
  • Age on arrival : 15
  • Native Place : Castle [Newtowncashel aka Cashel], Longford
  • Parents : Patrick & Anne Skelly (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 28 is probably girl shown as Mary Casey, aged 15; shipping: no occupation noted, reads only, no relatives in colony; dau of Patrick C & Ann Skelly, bap 4 Feb 1833 in parish of Newtowncashel, Co Longford, also place of bap of her 4 siblings'; parents died 17 & 28 Feb 1848; confined 24 hours on voyage for attacking Ann Naughton, severe reprimand & liberated; Reg 20 Nov 1849 WPO Report, Sydney, 26 Nov 1849, Indentures cancelled; orphan wages, 1 Dec 1849 empl James Turner Grocott; mar 1) John Wilson in Wagga Wagga 1855, as Mary Casserly; marr 2) John Wilson at Gundagai, c.1860. At birth of 2nd & 3rd child, known as Mary Cassidy but also recorded as Casserley; died at Boatmans near Reefton on South Island of NZ in 1895.
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  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Bridget
  • Age on arrival : 18
  • Native Place : Belturbet, Cavan
  • Parents : Andrew & Bessy (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; married Joseph Holland1853 & sailed to Port Phillip for Bendigo goldfields. In 1855 Joseph obtained licence for California Gully Hotel. 1857 selected land at Woodstock on Loddon; 11 children. She died 1896; Joseph died 1920, both buried Newbridge.
  • Surname : Cassidy
  • First Name : Mary A
  • Age on arrival : 20
  • Native Place : Swatenagh(?), Colagagun(?)
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Roman Emperor (Adelaide 1848)
  • Workhouse : Londonderry[Derry],Magherafelt
  • Other : PRONI BG23/G/1 Magherafelt workhouse, Derry: ‘was a servant, fever, clean’, entered 11 Feb 1847, discharged 17 Jul 1848; seems to be the Mary Casidy (father, Christy Casity) who married in 1850 at Gawler to Michael Mulhall; 7 children located in SA until 1868; Mary possibly died 1907 in Sydney.