COSTIGAN Michael Joseph c.1833 Tipperary
COSTIGAN Michael Joseph c.1833 Tipperary. My G.Grandfather.
Michael Joseph (1) and wife Mary Frances (Donoghue) Costigan
originally from County Tipperary, Ireland, set off on the Prince Consort on 13.12.1863 in search of a fresh start in a new land - Australia.
They were accompanied by their infant son John Thomas Costigan and Mary’s sister Catherine Donoghue. Catherine (Kate) had been a witness at their wedding in Islington, and was also the Informant on my Grandfather William Martin Costigan’s birth certificate when the family was living in North Ipswich in May 1866.
The “Prince Consort” left the East India Docks London on 13th December 1863, arriving in Hervey Bay on Wednesday 30th March 1864.
Prince Consort Shipping Record:
COSTIGAN John Inf. Prince Consort 30 Mar 1864 IMM/112 277 M1696
COSTIGAN Mary 28yrs Prince Consort 30 Mar 864 IMM/112 277 M1696
COSTIGAN Michael 30yrs Prince Consort 30 Mar 1864 IMM/112 277 M1696
DONAGHAE Catherine Age 30 yrs Prince Consort 30 Mar 1864 IMM/112 277 M1696
The family settled in Toowoomba and had the following children.
John Thomas. B. C. 1863 UK. Bachelor. Occupation Compositor Toowoomba Chronicle. D. 24.12.1927. Buried Drayton Cemetery.
Hanorah. B. 28.2.1865 North Ipswich. Spinster. D. 27.7.1946. Buried Drayton.
William Martin (Bill) B. 14.5.1866 North Ipswich. M. 2.2.1887 Charlotte Patch. Occupation Blacksmith. D. 26.11.1915. Buried Drayton.
Michael Joseph (2). B. 27.8.1867 North Ipswich. M. 12.5.1897 Josephine Mary Gralton. Occupation Railway Guard. D. 12.11.1922. Buried Nudgee Cem.
Patrick James. B. 2.6.1869 North Ipswich. M. 7.5.1921 Mary Elizabeth Schloss. Occupation Labourer. D. 14.5.1939. Buried Drayton.
Peter Paul. B. 21.8.1870 North Ipswich. Died from Meningitis at 16 yrs on 9.1.1887. Buried Drayton 10.1.1887.
Mary Ellen. B. 15.9.1873 North Ipswich. M. 14.5.1900 John Hunting.
D. 21.5.1957. Buried Drayton.
Daniel Edward. B. 13.12.1874 North Ipswich. M. 5.5.1913 Mary Jane Brown.
Railway Fireman/Engine Driver. D. 29.8.1954. Buried Drayton.
Baby Girl – Stillborn: Born and Died 30.11.1876. Buried Drayton.
Catherine Maria. B. 31.1.1878 Toowoomba. M. 14.5.1900 Augustus McEnery. D. 26.3.1970. Buried Balmoral 30.3.1970.
Would love to hear from anyone with a connection.
Gail White nee Costigan