Biddy Devlin

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Biddy Devlin is associated with County Donegal, Ireland located at these coordinates 54.6548993, -8.1040967

Date of Birth: 1830
Date of Death: 1907
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme

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

Biddy spent 3 days in the Immigration Depot - leaving there on 15th December 1848. She was engaged as a General Servant by William Disher of Melbourne for 6 months at £12 per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004 & VPRS 14/P0000/0006)

Biddy married Edward Morgan in 1849.

Bridget died of Peritonitis and heart failure on 7th January 1907 at Connewarre (Death Certificate 1907/2417). Her parents were John Devlin, Farmer, and Mary Lipsey. The Informant on the Death Certificate was her son-in-law, George Lamond of Mount Duneed. According to the Death Certificate, she was born in Donegal, Ireland; spent 60 years in Victoria and was married at the age of 18 years to Edward Morgan. They had the following children:-

  1. William born 1852 and living in Gnarwarre
  2. Mary Ann born 1858 and married to Thomas Jones, Hotelkeeper, of Diggers Rest
  3. Charles born 1861 and living in Inverleigh
  4. Louisa born 1862 (Birth Certificate 1862/21281) and died before 1899 - Louisa married Charles Thorn
  5. Isabella born in 1865 (Birth Certificate 1865/9156) and unmarried at the time of her father's death in 1899.

Edward died 30th December 1899 and his death was registered in 1900 (Death Certificate 1900/3033). He was 81 years old at the time of his death and his parents were James Morgan and Margaret Henderson. Read his Will VPRS 7591/P0002/301 File 74/409 and his Probate and Administration Files VPRS 28/P0000/946 File 74/409 and VPRS 28/P0002/539 File 74/409.

Facts about "Biddy Devlin"RDF feed
Has birth date1830 +
Has coordinates54° 39' 18" N, 8° 6' 15" WLatitude: 54.6548993
Longitude: -8.1040967
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Has death date1907 +
Has keywordsirish famine orphan +, lady kennaway + and earl grey scheme +
Has occupationFarmer + and Hotelkeeper +
Has person nameBiddy Devlin +, William Disher +, Edward Morgan +, John Devlin +, Mary Lipsey +, George Lamond +, William Morgan +, Mary Ann Morgan +, Thomas Michael Jones +, Charles Henry Morgan +, Louisa Morgan +, Charles Sidney Thorn +, Isabella Morgan +, James Morgan + and Margaret Henderson +
Has religionRoman Catholic +
Has ship nameLady Kennaway +
Latitude54.655 +
Located inCounty Donegal, Ireland +, Connewarre, Victoria, Australia +, Mount Duneed, Victoria, Australia +, Gnarwarre, Victoria, Australia +, Diggers Rest, Victoria, Australia + and Inverleigh, Victoria, Australia +
Longitude-8.104 +
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