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Winifred CALLAGHAN, 14-year-old Irish Famine orphan, was shipped to Australia on the Maria in 1850. (End of the Earl Grey scheme.) She married (Cornishman) Master Mariner Richard Plummer BURGESS, who drowned off New Zealand in 1863.
I’m missing two of Win’s children, last seen in a NZ orphanage. William Henry BURGESS, b 1858 NZ, and Thomas Alfred BURGESS, b 1862 NZ, "went back to Australia and Ireland,” family legend says. The next generation, born about 1890 – 1920, should have family names Richard, Winifred, possibly Gertrude, and the usual Mary-Thomas-William-Henrys. If you have these names in your Burgess tree, please contact me - Migs.
PS: ruled out the old families around Adaminaby, and Tasmania is mostly ruled out also. But we can double-check . . .
In theory, the lad in Ireland "married and died childless."
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