Bridget Gillespie

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Bridget Gillespie is associated with County Mayo, Ireland located at these coordinates 54.0152604, -9.4289369000001

Date of Birth: 1832
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User Tags: irish famine orphan, lady kennaway, earl grey scheme

Bridget Gillespie was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. She had been a Child's Maid prior to leaving her native place of County Mayo, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic; possessed a Bible and could neither read nor write. No entry regarding whether her parents were still alive or not. (Nominal Passenger List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004)

Bridget spent 7 days in the Immigration Depot - leaving there on 19th December 1848. She was engaged as a General Servant by David Houston of Melbourne for 6 months at £9 per annum with rations. (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0004 & VPRS 14/P0000/0006)

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