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Elizabeth and Emily LOGUE of Dublin, Ireland and NSW, Australia

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Elizabeth LOGUE and her sister Emily arrived in NSW aboard the ship Sabrina, on July 10 1854. According to the ship's papers, they were both natives of Stillorgan, co. Dublin, Ireland, Protestants, and able to read and write. Their father was dead, and their mother was alive in Rathdown, co. Wicklow. Elizabeth, 18 years old, was a nursemaid, while her sister Emily, 19, was a housemaid. The Dublin City Directory lists a Mrs LOGUE at Hallstead Cottage, Galloping Green, Stillorgan in 1839, which may have been Eliza.

Three years later Elizabeth married John BARNETT at St James Anglican church, Morpeth, near Maitland. Her parents' names were given as John LOGUE, a land steward, and Eliza DIXON. Their first child Charles was born in Sydney the following year (where John was described as a seaman), while their next four were born back in Morpeth, the sixth in Newcastle, and the last two in Sydney again. Emily was also living in the Maitland area, as she married Robert CRAIG in 1855 at the Catholic church in Maitland. They had three children there until 1862, before disappearing from the NSW records (and into the QLD records).

Elizabeth and Emily might have written home to their mother about life in NSW, because she arrived via the Matoaka on 17 May 1855, less than a year after them, accompanied by her son John. She was present for her granddaughter Elizabeth CRAIG's birth in Morpeth on 13 July 1856 (where she was mentioned as mistress of the National School), and her grandson Charles BARNETT's birth in Sydney on 24 January 1858. Her visits to Maitland and Morpeth were probably where she met David BAXTER, a farmer from Stroud, whom she married in Sydney on 15 August 1859.

Elizabeth lost her husband John BARNETT in an accident aboard the S.S. Ranelagh, a ship which he was unloading, in 1882. She died 28 years later, in 1910, at the Newington Asylum near Parramatta.

Surnames: BARNET BARNETT BAXTER CRAIG DIXON LOGUE
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on 2010-09-01 02:39:33

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