FINN and O'SULLIVAN Families
Patrick John FINN was a convict – sent to WA on board “the Mermaid” on 17/5/1851. Court Martial on 11/1/1849 New Brunswick (Northern America/Canada) sentenced to 14 yrs for Army - desertion when he was 29 yrs old. Little is known about Patrick, we believe he remained in WA.
Margaret (DEVINE) arrived in Western Australia aboard the ship, "Travencore", on 13/1/1853 .Worked with women at Rottnest Island, just off Perth - (they were known as the needle women) (Travencore was one of the bride’s ships!)
Margaret brought the family over to Vic where we think she met Peter McCarthy O'Sullivan they were married on the property "Lovely Bank" (near Inverell NSW) on 29/10/1884. Together Margaret & Peter O'Sullivan had 3 sons & 1 daughter (died infant)
Children of Patrick & Margaret FINN included my great grandfather - John Henry Finn who was born in WA. Married Sarah Jane Whitby in 11/4/1883 – Gum Flat (near Inverell NSW). they had i child -
Charles Joseph Vernon Finn (born 1884) married Ivy Maud HALL in 1912.
(Charles & Ivy are my grand parents)
Any further information would be great. Megsy