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Ann Fahy was born c 1833 in Parsonstown, Kings Coounty, Ireland.
She was orphaned in the Potato Famine. She was sent out to Australia in 1850 on the ship Tippoo Sahib along with 297 orphaned irish girls and arrived in Sydney 29 July 1850. The passenger list names her parents as Edward & Bridget Fahy (both dead) and also states she came from Bannaher. I can't find any such place in ireland so I hve taken it to be Banagher. She is mentioned in the book "Barefoot & Pregnant" by TrevorMcClaughllin which is a register of irish Famine Orphans sent to Australia. Ann married a policeman Edward Kitching in 1853. They lived in Brisbane & Maryborough and had 6 children before coming to NZ in 1865. Another three daughters were born. Edward & Ann both died within 3 months of each other in 1871 and were buried in unmarked graves in Bolton St Cemetery in Wellington NZ
My Edward Kitching was born in Whitechapel London in 1819.
I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to find out how and when he got there. He married in Brisbane in 1853 to Ann Fahy, an Irish Orphan Immigrant. His profession was shown as Sergeant of Police. They had 6 children before moving to Wellington New Zealand in 1865 where three more children were born. The oldest child Thomas henry kitching was killed in the Napier earthquake of 1931
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