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John Mulholland and Elizabeth Rebecca Powell

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Cindy

Cindy Report 25 Apr 2013 06:52

Looking for information on John Mulholland and Elizabeth Rebecca Powell - place of marriage - county Tyrone - Ireland, about 1842.

Thanks for any help :-)

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 25 Apr 2013 07:20

Cindy.....What other info.do you have on the couple....? Religion,any children,did they stay in Ireland.....??

Cindy

Cindy Report 25 Apr 2013 08:05


Do not know what their religion may have being. They did not stay in Ireland, they came to Australia by ship and had 10 children in Australia.

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 25 Apr 2013 08:12

Cindy....When did they leave Ireland and were any of their children born in Ireland...every little piece of info.may help....

How did you determine it may have been Co Tyrone where they married....?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Apr 2013 08:32

Is this Elizabeth's arrival?

New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896

Name: Elizabeth Mulholland
Birth Year: abt 1821
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Arrival Date: 18 Jan 1842
Vessel Name: Agnes Ewing
Origin Location: Stratane, County Tyrone, Ireland (Strabane)

Her parents were James and Isabella Powell, both alive.

She was age 21 and had no children with her. She was a domestic and farm servant.

She was brought out by a George Townsend. Her state of bodily health was said to be good and she was "likely to be useful". There's a note scrawled that says something like "engaged as housekeeper at xxxx Maitland".

Her religion was CoE and she could read and write.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Apr 2013 08:38

Must be her husband on the same ship:

New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896

Name: John Mulholland
Birth Year: abt 1820
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Arrival Date: 18 Jan 1842
Vessel Name: Agnes Ewing
Origin Location: Cookltown, County Tyrone, Ireland

There's a lot of scrawl I can't make out.

His parents were Henry and Elizabeth Mulholland, still alive.

He could read and write and was CoE religion.

His calling was agriculturist and something in Royal Engineers.

He was also considered to be useful. George Townsnd was the person who brought him to Australia.

If these are the right people then I'll send the original images by pm tonight (off to work now).

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Apr 2013 19:36

Have sent pm to Cindy asking her to check if this is the right arrival before unearthing other possible records.

Also need to know the source of the middle name of Rebecca.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Apr 2013 23:23

From Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/

Sydney Morning Herald, 08 July 1897

MULHOLLAND.- July 7, at her son's residence, 7 Junction-street, Forest Lodge, Elizabeth Rebecca Mulholland, widow of the late John Mulholland, of Sydney, aged 82 years.

That implies a birth year of 1815 which doesn't tie in with the 1842 arrival.

Cindy

Cindy Report 25 Apr 2013 23:50

Thank you Marie - yes this the right arrival. Arrival Date: 18 Jan 1842
Vessel Name: Agnes Ewing :-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 26 Apr 2013 20:57

Thanks for confirming that Cindy.

When you say you're "looking for information" could you let us know what you already have and what you're trying to find? For example, if you know when/where they died, details of their children etc (just so we don't go finding what you've already found!)

Are you trying to trace the Irish ancestry?

There's no mention of the middle name of Rebecca on her arrival - do you know where that came from? (There's a few Elizabeth Mulhollands so don't want to mix them up).

Cindy

Cindy Report 8 May 2013 11:47

Yes I am trying to trace the Irish ancestry. Thanks :-)

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 May 2013 16:50

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