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Cregan Mary

Female 1832 - Aft 1863  (> 32 years)


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  • Name Cregan Mary 
    Born 1832  ,Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 17 Oct 1848  Workhouse,Fermanagh, Enniskillen, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 25 Feb 1850  ,Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Per Derwent. 17 House servant read and write Church of Rome

      Came under the Earl Grey Scheme.
    Immigration 4 Mar 1850  ,Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Mary Cligan 
    Name Mary Creigan 
    Name Mary Criggin 
    Name Mary Duncan 
    Name Mary Gregson 
    Occupation 18 Mar 1850  ,Darebin Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Servant 
    Residence 25 May 1853  ,Keilor, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died Aft 1863 
    • Searched 1863-1900 Vic.
    Notes 
    • Entered workhouse along with widow Nancy Creegan 17 Oct 1848, left 26 Oct 1849. [10]
    • PRONI BG14/G/4 (230) Laragh, Belview, (4000) entered workhouse along with widow Nancy Creegan 17 Oct 1848, left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. Walter Furlong, Darebin Creek, £10, 6 mths.

      The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (hereafter PRONI) holds a fine collection of workhouse Indoor Registers. Public Record Office Northern Ireland, Workhouse admission and discharge registers [10]

    • Dear List
      Sorry it has taken me so long, but I have finally transcribed the following
      report on the ship 'Derwent' which transported 136 orphan girls from the
      northern counties of Ireland to Melbourne Australia, arriving in February
      1850. I thought it might be of interest to some in describing the
      conditions under which the people travelled.

      Best wishes
      Fiona Harris



      Report of the Immigration Board
      On the Ship Derwent

      50/71 The Board of Immigration Melbourne, 7th March 1850
      His Honor the Superintendent Reporting upon
      The Immigration Ship Derwent

      No 7/50

      Immigration Office
      Melbourne March 6th 1850

      Members Present
      Drs Patterson and Sullivan
      And the Acts(?) Harbour Master

      Sir,
      We have the honor to report for your Honors information that on the 25
      ultimo? we proceeded to the Immigrant Ship Derwent which arrived in
      Hobsons Bay the previous day from Plymouth, after a passage of 112 days.
      The Derwent has brought to the Colony the undermentioned Immigrants viz:

      MaleFemaleChildren
      Married776
      Single persons (sub matrons??)3
      Female Orphans from Ireland136
      71466

      In all one hundred and fifty nine souls equal to one hundred and fifty three
      and one half statute adults.
      2.The orphans have been selected from several poor house unions in the
      Northern Counties of Ireland, their ages vary from 14 to 20 years. Very few
      of them accustomed to any kind of service whatever and a very small minority
      of them can either read or write.
      3.The passengers enjoyed good health during the voyage, not a single death
      occurred, there were two births, one of which took place about 7 days after
      the ships arrival in port, the other at sea.
      4.The provisions and water were good in quality and sufficient quantity,
      not a single complaint was made by any of the passengers.
      5.The vessel is well calculated for the conveyance of Immigrants, being
      roomy and lofty between decks, every attention appears to have been paid to
      cleanliness and ventilation.
      6.The Board begs to direct your Honors attention to the arrangements as
      respects the Hospital and Married Peoples Apartment. The After hatchway
      led to the Hospital through the Married Peoples Apartment, and, as in the
      case of the Diadem (the arrangements of this part of the __________ in
      this Ship being exactly similar) offered an easy access from the upper deck
      either through the doors separating the Hospital from the Married Peoples
      Apartment, or through the Water Closet which was common to both apartments.
      The Board cannot approve of the communication that existed between the
      single females and Married Peoples Apartment.
      7.The Orphans are reported to have been generally well conducted and
      obedient to the regulations. Some few however were disorderly and
      disobedient, and the Surgeon was compelled to have recourse to confinement
      and to deprive such of a part of their rations.
      8.One of the Sub-Matrons Miss Sarah Beatty was reported by the Surgeon
      Superintendent as having been very inefficient in the discharge of her
      duties. On investigating the charge, it was found to be correct, and we beg
      to observe to your Honor that we cannot recommend her for the gratuity.
      9.The Board cannot conclude without remarking upon the very indifferent
      success attending the School established on board; as before remarked in
      paragraph 2. very few of the Orphans would either read or write, upon
      questioning the girls, it was found that although the greater part of them
      (as they stated) attended the school regularly throughout the voyage, very
      few had learned to spell even their own names to the most simple words.

      I have the honor to be
      Sir
      Your Honors Most Obedient Servt
      For the Board
      John Patterson
      ? Immigration Agent [11]
    Person ID I104  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2016 

    Father Living 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Duncan James,   b. 1824, ,Aberdeen,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1863  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married 25 May 1853  St James Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Children 
     1. Duncan Francis,   b. Abt 1853, ,Mooney Ponds, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1921, Prince Street, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Duncan James,   b. 20 Dec 1857, ,Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Duncan Thomas,   b. 29 Jul 1863, ,Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1863, ,Broadmeadow, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2015 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] WWW, VicGold Genealogy Database.
      Have printout

    2. [S23] Birth Certificate.
      Of Son Thomas Duncan


    3. [S13] WWW, http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/en/orphans/database/?surName=criggan&firstName=mary&age=0.
      Surname : Criggan (Creegan)
      First Name : Mary
      Age on arrival : 17
      Native Place : Enniskillen, Fermanagh
      Parents : Not recorded
      Religion : Roman Catholic
      Ship name : Derwent (Melbourne Feb 1850)
      Workhouse : Fermanagh, Enniskillen
      Other : Shipping: houseservant, cannot read or write. PRONI BG14/G/4 (230) Laragh, Belview, (4000) entered workhouse along with widow Nancy Creegan 17 Oct 1848, left 26 Oct 1849. Empl. Walter Furlong, Darebin Creek, £10, 6 mths.

    4. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 Record for Mary Criggan New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 1850 > February > Derwent > 2 Name: Mary Criggan Birth Year: abt 1833 Age: 17 Gender: Female Arrival Date: 25 Feb 1850 Vessel Name: Derwent Origin Location: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

    5. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923 about Mary Criggan Name: Mary Criggan Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833 Age: 17 Arrival Date: 25 Feb 1850 Arrival Port: Port Phillip Bay, Australia Departure Port: Plymouth Ship: Derwent Nationality: Irish.

    6. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 6 Mar 1850 Page 2 .
      The Derwent brings out 139 single females
      and seven married couples, in all equal to
      153 1/2 statute adults. They have been all very
      healthy during the passage, no deaths having
      occurred, and only one birth.

    7. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923 about Mary Criggan.
      Name: Mary Criggan
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
      Age: 17
      Arrival Date: 4 Mar 1850
      Arrival Port: Geelong, Australia
      Ship: Derwent

    8. [S43] PROV, (Disposal List - VPRS 14/P0000/0006).

    9. [S19] Marriage Certificate.

    10. [S13] WWW, http://irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/ships_vic.htm.

    11. [S13] WWW, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CoTyroneIreland/2002-03/1015742621.

    12. [S57] Victorian BDMs.
      Family Name: DUNCAN
      Given Name(s): James
      Sex: Male
      Event: MARRIAGE
      Father's Name:
      Mother's Name:
      Spouse's Family Name: CLIGAN
      Spouse's Given Name(s): Mary
      Age:
      Birth Place:
      Death Place:
      Registration Year: 1853
      Registration Number: 6327