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Passenger lists from Ireland to Australia in 1800'

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mcmee

mcmee Report 15 Nov 2009 01:21

My GGrand parents Christopher (Festus) Connolly Came to Australia From Galway Ireland, he was born in 1826. I don't know when he left Ireland or where he got off the Boat when he arrived here. But He Married Mary Faherty in Brisbane in 1863. Mary Born in Galway 1842, left Ireland when only 16 after arrival here she met Christopher and Married him in 1863.I have looked every where and can't find any departure from Ireland, or arrival records in Australia. For either of My GGrandparents. Does any one have any suggestions as to where I might Find the Information I need. Kind Regards Elaine.

Barbara

Barbara Report 17 Dec 2009 07:43

Hello Elaine,
You could try the web site for NSW Australia, as the whole east coast was NSW until 1851.
www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyhistory/historical/indexes.htm
Good luck.

Gins

Gins Report 18 Dec 2009 09:35

Theres just too many people with that name to pin him down. Do you know who he went to Oz with, parents etc...

The chances are he wouldnt have sailed form Ireland, more likely he took a ferry to Liverpool and went on from there

Ginny
x

TonyOz

TonyOz Report 18 Dec 2009 22:37

Hi Elaine.

I also have Connolly in my own family tree.
Its a hard surname to track down in shipping records because of the variations of the surname. CONNOLLY/CONNELLY/CONNOLY/CONNALLY/CONOLLY/ O'CONNOLLY

I noticed his surname on the Q.L.D marriage index was "CONOLLY"

I dont know if you have your Christopher CONNOLLY's death cert?.......but it should have on it how long he has been in the Colony, which would at the least help narrow down the year of his arrival to Australia.



Tony ( Victoria )

Kathrine

Kathrine Report 21 Dec 2009 05:56

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY CAME HERE EITHER FROM THE POTATO FAMINES IN iRELAND OR SPONSERED OUT HERE LOOK AT SHIPS MANIFEST THROUGH THE ARCHIVES IN KINGSWOOD NSW OR MITCHELL LIBRARY SYDNEY HOPE YOU HAVE MORE LUCK THEN IM HAVING WITH MY HUBBIES FAM KATHY

mcmee

mcmee Report 31 Dec 2012 13:10

Thank you all for your Help, I found out My Ggrandfather Festus Connolly actually came out to Australia as a Convict on the second last Convict Ship from Ireland to Australia The "Havering". This was during the famine in Ireland, Festus and some others stole cattle to feed their Family. He served some of his term in Dublin Goal . Now I'm looking for information about the Girl he married several years after he arrived here. She was Mary Faherty, also from Galway, she was the Daughter of Peter Faherty and Mary Gavin also from Galway.Peter Faherty was a labourer in Galway. This is the information on My Ggrandmothers death Certificate. I did get their Marriage Certificate but unfortunately there was no information as to where in Galway they came from or anything about their Parents. My Ggrandmother was born in1842 and Left Ireland when she was 16. I have searched everywhere and cant find what ship she came to Australia on or the reason she left Ireland. any help would be greatly appreciated. :-(

Gins

Gins Report 31 Dec 2012 13:25

Cripes Elaine, its took you three years to reply!

Posting this for ref:


Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Name: Mary Faherty
Spouse Name: Festus Conolly
Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1864
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1864
Registration number: B000883
Page Number: 4514