Bridget Benson

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Bridget Benson is associated with County Sligo, Ireland located at these coordinates 54.1118125, -8.4689098

Date of Birth: 1832
Date of Death:
Also known as: ellen
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme


Biography:
Bridget Benson was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. She had been a Nursemaid prior to leaving her native place of County Sligo, 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)

Bridget (recorded in the Disposal List as Ellen) spent 4 days in the Immigration Depot. She was engaged as a Nursemaid by James Pearson of Melbourne for 12 months at £1111 £
825 £approx2009
1,672 $AUDapprox2009
220 shillings
2,640 pence
per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Bridget was correctly recorded as "Bridget" in the Disposal List in VPRS 14/P0000/0006. She left the Immigration Depot on the 16th. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0006)


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