Biddy Cunningham

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Biddy Cunningham is associated with Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland located at these coordinates 53.5179879, -8.8556275

Date of Birth: 1831
Date of Death:
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme

Biddy Cunningham was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. She had been a House Servant prior to leaving her native place of Tuam, County Galway, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic; possessed a Bible and could neither read nor write. Her Mother was still living. (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Biddy's name is listed in the Disposal List but no Disposal details are entered. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Details recorded in the Disposal List are that 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. All the details are then crossed out with the remark "error" and then the following notation in pencil - "1y Order (illegible) the Board. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0006)

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