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Gaffney of County Cavan, Ireland.

Journal by kerry4305

I have traced my GGG Grandmother Catherine Gaffney back County Cavan in Ireland. Catherine arrived with her sister Bridget in NSW 1849 on the ship "Digby". Theses girls were "potato famine orphans" and were part of the assistant imigrant scheme. Some of these girls stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, where there is now a memorial to honour the Irish famine orpahans.I would love to find information about what these girls did soon after their arrival until the time of their marriage.Catherine married Felix Mcloughlin. Fortunately the shipping records gave a lot of information and the girls parents were James Gaffney and (Bessy)Elizabeth Murphy from Butlers Bridge,County Cavan,Ireland. I would also like to find more information about James and Bessy. For more information on the Irish Famine Orphans the web site is

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on 2008-04-28 00:07:12

kerry4305 , from Sydney NSW,Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2008. is researching the following names: WRIGHT, SKIDMORE, MCLOUGHLIN and 52 other(s).

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by Daisy606 on 2011-02-05 21:15:41


There's a Gaffney section in the Cavan Genealogy Forum:

by KarenLang on 2011-09-04 04:25:40

Hi Bridgett was my great great grandmother, she married Nathaniel Lawrence an ex convict who had already server 20 years in penal colonies. He was 38 and she was 16. They proceeded to have 13 children. I have more if you are interested.

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