Biddy Curran

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Biddy Curran is associated with County Galway, Ireland located at these coordinates 53.3564509, -8.8534113000001

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


Biography:
Biddy Curran was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. She had been a Needlewoman prior to leaving her native place of County Galway, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic; possessed a Bible and could read only. No entry regarding whether her parents were still alive or not. (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Biddy spent 16 days in the Immigration Depot before she was engaged as a House Servant by Mr. Duggan (or Duggin) of Geelong for 6 months at £1212 £
900 £approx2009
1,824 $AUDapprox2009
240 shillings
2,880 pence
per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004 & VPRS 14/P0000/0006)


Biddy married Patrick O'Connor on 15 June 1849 in Geelong. The couple had at least four children and had a farm in the Nunawading area.

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