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Irish famine orphan Mary Anne Reilly of Dublin

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I would love to know more Irish background of the 18yr old girl who arrived in Sydney abroad the Lismoyne 29 Nov 1849. She was aged 18, parents Thomas and Catherine, both dead, RC, could read and write, and was a house servant born Dublin. Believed to have married convict Thomas Caton in Maitland, Australia 31 Jan 1854.
How on earth do I go about finding the Irish records for this girl or even when she left Dublin?
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I would love to know more Irish background of the 18yr old girl who arrived in Sydney abroad the Lismoyne 29 Nov 1849. She was aged 18, parents Thomas and Catherine, both dead, RC, could read and write, and was a house servant born Dublin. Believed to have married convict Thomas Caton in Maitland, Australia 31 Jan 1854.
How on earth do I go about finding the Irish records for this girl or even when she left Dublin?
Cheers,
Maryc2
Hi marcyc2
I found the marriage record for what appears to be them. If you havent already obtained one it might be worth while to get one. Some have some info on them that may help with what you are looking for.

Reg number V1854107 100/1854
Grooms surname CATON
Given nameTHOMAS
Brides surname RILEY
Given name MARIANE
District LK

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Thanks Gibbo re Thomas Caton and Mariane Riley's marriage certificate. Yes that is my famine orphan. Thank you for looking. I already have the certificate, and though she could both "read and write" she signed Riely in one place and Riley in another, with Mary Ann, as Mariane. I could write a book on my search for her already, as she died without a trace around 1859 in northern NSW before Thomas did in 1883.
Am hoping to delve more into the Dublin end as time permits. I already have all the birth certificates of their eight children and some marriage and death certificates also, and am stuck at the Dublin and Preston stages.
Oh the thrill of the chase, and the frustrations!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks Gibbo for your effort. The Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks is a sobering site which I visited earlier this year on a visit to Sydney. I have been in touch with the author of 'Barefoot and Pregnant" Trevor McClaughlin in the hope of any confirmation of his sources but nothing different. Am always open to new leads.
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Thanks Gibbo for your effort. The Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks is a sobering site which I visited earlier this year on a visit to Sydney. I have been in touch with the author of 'Barefoot and Pregnant" Trevor McClaughlin in the hope of any confirmation of his sources but nothing different. Am always open to new leads.
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Maryc2
you are very welcome im just sorry i couldnt do anything on the irish side of things. I ventured into that area once looking for one of mine and got lost and didnt know where i was so i spat the dummy and left it for now.:2fun:
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Thanks Gibbo for your effort. The Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks is a sobering site which I visited earlier this year on a visit to Sydney. I have been in touch with the author of 'Barefoot and Pregnant" Trevor McClaughlin in the hope of any confirmation of his sources but nothing different. Am always open to new leads.
Cheers,
Maryc2
Indeed a very bad part of English history,i find it incredible in a world so big that people starved in those bleak days....and indeed still are in other parts of the globe.
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You might be lucky and find Mary Ann or her parents recorded somewhere on the Dublin Heritage site.
Hi Siobhan,
Thanks for that possible area to search. As you can imagine, with a name like Reilly/Riley, I'm going to need plenty of time to navigate the site, as I don't have a confirmed birth date for her - just what appeared on the Lismoyne record on her arrival in Australia and no death certificate for her either. Grateful for your help. The site was previously unknown to me. Have not yet found a marriage for her parents listed as Thomas and Catherine.
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Hello maryc2,

One source has 28 Aug 1849 and several others have 22 Aug 1849 as the departure date from Plymouth for the Barkue 'Lismoyne' 506 tons under command of Master John ROALS.

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Hello maryc2,

One source has 28 Aug 1849 and several others have 22 Aug 1849 as the departure date from Plymouth for the Barkue 'Lismoyne' 506 tons under command of Master John ROALS.

Regards,

Dave
thanks Dave very much.
That's the correct voyage to coincide with my famine orphan's arrival 29th November 1849 Sydney. Anyone care to suggest if there might be records that show on what sort of boat the orphans might have been transferred from Ireland to Plymouth? I have the list of orphans on the Lismoyne from Trevor McClaughlin's book "Barefoot and Pregnant".
Still looking!
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Hello maryc2,

Sorry, I have no suggestions to offer re the boat from Ireland. I have the POWELL family on the 'Susan' and but there are two vessels of that name that arrived in NSW about a month apart. One was from Londonderry and the family was on the one that left England so they got to England somehow.

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