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Dunnes of Wicklow c.1820-1860
Posted by: Wendy Ross (ID *****0098) Date: June 26, 2012 at 17:37:00
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Hello Jean,(ID 9559)
Thank you for your prompt replies. I have all the info about Etty (Effy is an erroneous transcription by the Tas Archives) after her arrival in Australia. We are told at some genealogical societies, not to post too much info on the first message for sites like this. It gets too confusing! Etty's record shows she was tried in Wicklow, 22 June 1847. I did stuff up that first message; She arrived on the John Calvin, 18 May 1848. Served part of her sentence on the "Anson" which, by that time had been converted into a detention centre; the hulk moored in the Derwent River. The conditions far exceeded those at the Female Factory. It was a former warship come convict ship. A year or two later it was broken up and the timbers used to build new accommodation for female convict arrivals.The lists of Convict Ships to Australia, based on Charles Batesford's book, indicates that the voyage left from Dublin. It is possible that it came via London but have not seen anything here to confirm that. The online records do need patience as far as I am concerned. It seemed a much simpler process when we paid for copies of the original documents to be mailed direct from the Archives! What I did glean from your messages was the site about the Grangegorman Female Penitentiary. I have not seen it before. There has been speculation amongst the family researchers that she would have been held at the Wicklow Gaol. I am going to have a longer look at that site today. This is precisely the type of info I am looking for. I am most interested in information about the Dunne family in Wicklow and if her brothers survived, what happened to them. They might be right under our noses in Australia. Are you in Australia?? Thanks again, Wendy

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