Arabella McDonnell

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'Arabella McDonnell is associated with ' located at these coordinates 55.125348, -6.042405

Date of Birth: 1833
Date of Death:
Also known as: arabella kelly
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, diadem, earl grey scheme


Biography:
Arabella McDonnell was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Diadem. She had been a House Maid prior to leaving her native place of County Armagh; she was Church of England; . (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/000)

Arabella was received into the Immigration Depot on 12th January 1850 and left there on 19th January. She was engaged by Rebecca Smith of Lonsdale Street, Melbourne for 6 months at £88 £
600 £approx2009
1,216 $AUDapprox2009
160 shillings
1,920 pence
per annum. Kelly was the name of Arabella's father. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0006)


Arabella entered the workhouse in Antrim 16 Sept 1847 and left the workhouse 3rd October 1849. According to the workhouse papers, she was a bastard. Her mother was Nancy McDonnell, Servant, aged 50 years and single. Poor Law Union Register BG1/GA/1 (3316) - Barefoot and Pregnant? Irish Famine Orphans in Australia. Dr. Trevor McClaughlin

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