These three ships brought the McNamara uncles and the eight Walsh siblings.
1841 Livingstone – McNamara Family
- (John and Matthew McNamara and families – Walsh uncles.)
- 467t. Wm Rickerty, Master.
- Liverpool 28.6.41 – Sydney 28.10.41. 114 days. No stops.
- 239 bounty immigrants.
[Reel 1332 (and lists on Reel 2134.] : Including other related or local (Caherconlish) passengers.]
[Not all necessarily ‘our’ McNamara/Walsh families.]
John McNamara 37, Farm Labourer, RC, Reads and writes; Native of
‘Carrick-on-Lich (sic), Limerick Son of Thomas and Sarah, both dead;
Character Thomas Walsh ;
His wife Ellen McNamara 23, Farm servant, RC, Native of ‘Carrick-on-
Lich (sic), Daughter of John and Mary Hanniza (Hennessy?), Mother alive; Character Thomas Walsh .
Matthew McNamara 35 (33 by registry of births), Labourer, RC, Reads and writes, Native of ‘Carrick-on-Lich (sic), Son of Thomas and Sarah, Both dead; Character James Shine ;
His wife Mary McNamara 35 (sic), Farm servant, RC, Native of ‘Carrick-Lich (sic), Daughter of Dennis and Mary Gleeson, Both alive. Character James Shine. Child Sarah 5 years.
Patrick Walsh 20, Farm Labourer RC, Reads, KarricanLeish (sic)Limerick; Parents William and Sarah (Father dead). Character: William Curry . “Stutters very much”
Bridget Cahill 20, “(18 in application”) Farm Servant RC Reads; Carrickon Lich (sic), Limerick; Parents James and Mary, both dead. Character Wm Downey . Protection of Matthew McNamara and wife.
John Currie 35 “& the rest”, Farm servant, RC, Reads and writes; City of Limerick; Parents Nicholas and Mary, both living; Character John Hartigan.
His wife Bridget Currie 24, servant, RC, Reads, Kilmurry Co. Limerick; Parents William and Ellen Welsh (sic); Character John Hartigan and another; Children Nicholas 3 on 1 September, 1841, William 1 on 17 October, 1841.
Margaret Curry 20, Lady’s Maid (“Farm servant on application.”), RC, Reads and writes, Killcoolen, Co. Limerick; Parents Nicholas Currie (sic) a farmer living, and Mary McNamara dead. Protection of James Ryan and wife.
James Ryan 35, farm labourer, RC Reads and writes, Lisnagrie(?), Co. Limerick; Parents Patrick Ryan a farmer dead, and Catherine Hartigan dead; Character William O’Meara ; “Brought out Margaret Curry, his sister in law under his charge”.
His wife Mary Ryan 29 (“30 in application”), Farm servant, RC, Reads, Parents Nicholas Curry a farmer living, and Mary McNamara dead; Character William O’Mera(sic).Children: Michael 14 in Sept 1841, Mary 11, Patrick 9 in August 1841, Margaret 5, together with their daughter
Catherine Ryan 16, Nursemaid, (Farm servant on application) RC Reads, Lisnagrie Co Limerick, Character William Lane and another.
Owen Ryan 25, Farm Labourer, RC, Cannot read or write; Tarhenny Limerick; Parents Michael and Margaret both dead; Character John McNamara ;
His wife Catherine Ryan 26, Farm servant, RC, cannot read or write; Carrick on Lich (sic), Limerick; Parents Timothy and Ellen Welsh (sic) mother alive; Character John McNamara ; Child: Timothy 9 months.
[NOTE: There was a Mary Gleeson from Tipperary, Co. Tipperary on board (husband Dennis dead) with her son Edmund 22 and daughter Honora 20. Noted here as the parents of Mary McNamara were “Dennis and Mary Gleeson. Both alive.” Probably a coincidence.]
1844 ‘St Vincent’ Walsh Family
Names: 6 Walsh family members, Patrick, Thomas, William, Bridget, Mary and Margaret. Ellen’s siblings.
Ship 629t. Capt Young Deptford 3.4.1844 – Cork 17.4.1844 – Sydney 31.7.1844
- 12 cabin passengers, 263 bounty emigrants (From Deptford: 8 single females, 20 single men, 30 married couples, 69 children. Ex Cork 38 + 22+13+21). Five infant deaths and four births on voyage.
- See Illustrated London News 13.4.1844 – B & W engraving of ship between Deptford and Cork held separately.
- AO Reel 1271:Report of a Barque arrived Port Jackson 1 August 1844:
|Sailed||17 April, 1844|
|Cabin Passengers||Mr Ramsay, Wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters; Mr Marshall; Mr Garnham; Mr Fisher; Mr Wildash; Mr Grenfall.|
|Steerage passengers||264 Bounty Emigrants|
[NOTE: The Surgeon Superintendent’s report on the same document stated 10 Cabin Passengers (Named), 11 Intermediate (Could this have included Thomas – see below); 249 Bounty Emigrants; 31 Crew.]
- Walsh passengers on St Vincent Immigration records [Reels 2135, 2454]: Patrick Walsh, 23 (27 according to Certificate), Farm Servant (Agricultural Labourer according to certificate), RC, Reads and writes, Caherconlish Co. Limerick, Parents Patrick and Mary “deceased”. Relations in the Colony Two uncles at Yass named McNamara
- William Walsh, 23, Farm Servant (Agricultural Labourer according to certificate), RC, Reads and writes, Caherconlish Co. Limerick, Parents Patrick and Mary “deceased”. Relations in the Colony – John and Matthew McNamara Uncles at Yass.
Bridget Walsh, 21, Farm servant, RC, Reads and writes, Cashlakin Co. Limerick, Parents ‘both dead’, Protection – Her brother Patrick Walsh, Relations in the Colony – Has two uncles living near Yass named McNamara.
Mary Walsh, 20, Farm servant, RC, Reads and writes, Cashlakin Co. Limerick, Parents ‘both dead’, Protection – Her brother Patrick Walsh, Relations in the Colony – Has two uncles in the Colony living near Yass named McNamara.
Margaret Walsh, 18, Farm servant, RC, Reads and writes, Cashlakin Co. Limerick, Parents ‘both dead’, Protection – Her brother Patrick Walsh, Relations in the Colony – Has two uncles living near Yass named McNamara.
[NOTE: Their brother Thomas Walsh’s name does not appear on these documents. Margaret Wilkinson’s saw papers at NSW Archives some years ago confirming his arrival on the St Vincent, with the notation “Thos went with his brothers to Yass.]
- Other passengers of interest:
Michael Dea (later O’Dea), 20, Farm labourer, Limerick, RC, Reads,
Judith Walsh, 24, Dairy woman, Limerick Co. Limerick, RC, Reads, Mother Ellen, widow, alive, person certifying registry of baptism Rev Wm Power PP, Caherconlish; Employer Patrick Keely, Abington; Character ….Caherconlish; Relations – two sisters in the Colony living near the Gap, Yass.
Mary Purtell, 25, Farm Servant, RC, cannot read nor write, Limerick
Ellen Lynch, 23, Limerick
1850 ‘Lord Stanley’ Ellen Walsh & Hartigans
(Possibly Ellen Walsh. Certainly her older sister, Catherine and brother-in-law James Hartigan) and four children.
- Plymouth 4.5.1850…- Cork? – Sydney 26.8.1850
- 4/4790 p.12 2136; 4/4918 58/59.
- Reel 2136,2461 List of passengers:
|HARTIGAN||Jeremiah||Catherine||Mary||Catherine 11Bridget 5James 2|
|Calling||Farm labourer||Farm servant||House servant||–|
|Native place||Cahanagh, Limerick||Kilmurry, Limerick||Cahanagh, Limerick||Cahanagh, Limerick|
|Parents||James /Mary. Both dead.||Patrk /Mary Welsh (sic). Both dead.||–||–|
|Read and write||Both||Both||Read||Neither|
|Relations in colony||None||Nine brothers and sisters in Yass||–||–|
- SMH 29/8/1850: Arrivals. August 26. Lord Stanley Barque, 769 t. Captain James from Plymouth 4 May. Passengers Dr Kemble and 309 immigrants.
[Note; No reference to Ellen Walsh among passengers. Therefore there is no certainty of her date and method of arrival.]
- Reel 2136 List of Emigrants also includes some McNamara family members. These may have been relatives of the Hartigans on board and the McNamaras who traveled earlier. Rhody (26) and Margaret (27) McNamara, Farm Labourer, Wife. Native Places Poon Limerick and Gran, Limerick. Church of Rome Each “Read and Write Both”. Also Michael 3 yrs, Patrick 2 yrs.
See also ‘From Castle Erkin to Cowra–The Walsh Family’ by Margaret Wilkinson 1989.