Bridget Conaughton

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Bridget Conaughton is associated with County Galway, Ireland located at these coordinates 53.3564509, -8.8534113000001

Date of Birth: 1831
Date of Death:
Also known as: biddy conaughton
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme


Biography:
Bridget Conaughton 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 Galway, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic; possessed a Bible and could both read and write. Her Mother was still alive. (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Biddy spent 4 days in the Immigration Depot. She was engaged as a Nursemaid by Dr. Thomas of Melbourne for 6 months at £99 £
675 £approx2009
1,368 $AUDapprox2009
180 shillings
2,160 pence
per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Biddy left the Immigration Depot on the 16th. According to this Disposal List, she was employed by Dr. Thomas for a term of 12 months at £9 per annum. (VPRS 14/P0000/0006).


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