Bessy Forbes

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Bessy Forbes is associated with County Mayo, Ireland located at these coordinates 54.0152604, -9.4289369000001

Date of Birth: 1832
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme


Biography:
Bessy Forbes was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. She had been a Nursemaid prior to leaving her native place of County Mayo, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic and could neither read nor write. Both her parents were dead. (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Bessy spent 3 days in the Immigration Depot - leaving there on 15th December 1848. She was engaged as a General Servant by James Connel of Melbourne for 6 months at £10 per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004 & VPRS 14/P000/0006)


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