Biddy Crossen

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Biddy Crossen is associated with County Donegal, Ireland located at these coordinates 54.6548993, -8.104096700000014

Date of Birth: 1834
Date of Death:
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme

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

Biddy was engaged as a General Servant by Thomas W. Hill of Melbourne for 12 months at £77 £
525 £approx2009
1,064 $AUDapprox2009
140 shillings
1,680 pence
per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

According to another Disposal List, Biddy left the Immigration Depot on the 3rd February 1849. She was engaged as an Apprentice by Mr. T. White of Melbourne for 2 years at £66 £
450 £approx2009
912 $AUDapprox2009
120 shillings
1,440 pence
per annum. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0006)

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