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A total of 153 unmarried women were passengers on board the Lady Kennaway, immigrants to British Kaffraria in 1857. They were all classified as "Servants". The official list was as follows:

Anderson, Sarah (Armagh, 20)
Armstrong, Eliza (Dublin, 30)
Barrett, Maura (Dublin, 19)
Barry, Bridget (Meath, 20)
Blakeney, Deborah (Dublin, 18)
Blakeney, Mary Ann (Dublin, 21)
Blykes, Mary (Armagh, 23)
Borbidge, Ann (Dublin, 18)
Boulger, Jane (Dublin, 28)
Bradley, Susan (Donegal, 24)
Bradner, Margaret (Dublin, 28)
Branagan, Eliza (Dublin, 22)
Breen, Margaret (Dublin, 18)
Bright, Margaret (Kildare, 24)
Brophy, Cathe (Tipperary, 20)
Bullin, Ellen (Cork, 18)
Burke, Bridget (Dublin, 25)
Byrne, Ann (Dublin, 23)
Byrne, Catherine (Kilkenny, 20)
Byrne, Johanna (Dublin, 19)
Campbell, Mary (Armagh, 19)
Caughlin, Margaret (Armagh, 19)
Chapman, Harriett (Cork, 20)
Clark, Jane (Dublin, 25)
Clarke, Anne (Donegal, 26)
Clarken, Ellen (Fermanagh, 18)
Collins, Mary (Dublin, 20)
Collis, Kate (Dublin, 32)
Connor, Cathe (Clonmel, 18)
Corcoran, Jane (Dublin, 18)
Corrin, Susan (Dublin, 21)
Cox, Catherine (Fermanagh, 21)
Caffrey, Eliza (Kildare, 19)
Cullen, Jane (Dublin, 23)
Cummins, Bridget (Kildare, 19)
Curry, Margaret (Dublin, 18)
Dalton, Mary (Dublin, 21)
Daniel, Margaret (Clonmel, 20)
Day, Mary (Dublin, 23)
Demsey, Sarah (Dublin, 17)
Donaldson, Jane (Monaghan, 20)
Donaldson, Prudence (Monaghan, 19)
Donohue, Margaret (Clonmel, 28)
Dool, Jemima (Derry, 19)
Doran, Bridget (Clonmel, 18)
Doyle, Margaret (Dublin, 24)
Doyle, Maria (Dublin, 26)
Doyle, Mary (Dublin, 21)
Dunn, Eleanor (Dublin, 24)
Finlay, Maria (Dublin, 18)
Fitzroy, Johanna (Dublin, 23)
Flanagan, Anne (Tipperary, 20)
Flanagan, Mary (Tipperary, 18)
Flora, Bridget (Dublin, 25)
Fulham, Harriet (Dublin, 19)
Gaffney, Jane (Meath, 20)
Gallagher, Cathe (Tyrone, 21)
Gallagher, Margaret (Dublin, 24)
Garry, Anne (Meath, 21)
Glascott, Judy (Clonmel, 18)
Cogen, Mary (Dublin, 30)
Goodwin, Ellen (Dublin, 20)
Grace, Kate (Dublin, 21)
Graham, Ellen (Dublin, 25)
Hefferty, Mary (Donegal, 21)
Hall, Maria (Dublin, 20)
Hanrahan, Cathe (Kilkenny, 23)
Haurahan, Johanna (Kilkenny, 21)
Henderson, Jane (Derry, 27)
Henry, Selina (Dublin, 23)
Hinds, Sarah (Armagh, 23)
Hughes, Charlotte (Dublin, 16)
Hunter, Mary (Antrim, 23)
Hyland, Honor (Clonmel, 18)
Jones, Mary (Dublin, 30)
Kane, Matilda (Tyrone, 18)

Keane, Esther (Dublin, 25)
Keating, Mary (Kilkenny, 25)
Keegan, Susan (Dublin, 20)
Kehse, Mary (Dublin, 20)
Kelly, Charlotte (Dublin, 19)
Kerr, Rose (Armagh, 31)
Lacy, Elizabeth (Dublin, 18)
Lavenny, Judy (Galway, 19)
Lawrence, Jane (Cork, 20)
Lee, Catherine (Dublin, 20)
Lee, Nora (Dublin, 20)
Leekey, Elizabeth (Antrim, 21)
Lodge, Dora (Dublin, 27)
Maher, Anne (Kildare, 20)
Mann, Mary (Clare, 21)
Maunsell, Anna (Tipperary, 18)
Maunsell, Mary (Dublin, 21)
McAlendon, Anne (Dublin, 19)
McAlister, Margaret (Armagh, 20)
McBride, Jane (Fermanagh, 27)
McCafferty, Bridget (Donegal, 22)
McCafferty, Margaret (Donegal, 20)
McDonnell, Mary (Donegal, 27)
McEvitt, Isabella (Dublin, 19)
McGuigan, Jane (Tyrone, 18)
McGuire, Johanna (Dublin, 18)
McIleen, Margaret (Dublin, 17)
McItee, Ann (Dublin, 19)
McNamara, Fanny (Dublin, 18)
McNamara, Isabella (Armagh, 31)
Merrigan, Anne (Dublin, 22)
Merrigan, Eliza (Dublin, 20)
Milton, Anne (Wicklow, 24)
Moore, Mary (Dublin, 18)
Mullin, Olivia (Dublin, 26)
Murphy, Anne (Dublin, 23)
Murphy, Bridget (Limerick, 19)
Murphy, Mary (Limerick, 26)
Myles, Isabella (Donegal, 21)
Neale, Honor (Kilkenny, 27)
Neary, Mary (Kilkenny, 30)
Neill, Margaret (Tipperary, 19)
Norton, Anne (Dublin, 23)
Norton, Ellen (Dublin, 25)
O'Neal, Cathe (Kildare, 26)
O'Neill, Anne (Dublin, 26)
Phillips, Mary (Antrim, 26)
Power, Susan (Dublin, 27)
Purss, Harriet (Middlesex, 15)
Read, Jane (Dublin, 18)
Robinson, Sarah (Dublin, 19)
Ryan, Judith (Tipperary, 18)
Schulle, Fredericka (Middlesex, 29)
Shea, Mary (Clonmel, 18)
Sheeran, Mary (Fermanagh, 18)
Singleton, Eliza (Dublin, 21)
Slavin, Sarah (Fermanagh, 10)
Smith, Mary (Dublin, 18)
Sullivan, Margaret (Dublin, 26)
Tago (or Tays or Teys), Catherine (Donegal, 24)
Talbot, Anne (Dublin, 28)
Taylor, Elizabeth (Armagh, 21)
Tobin, Mary (Clonmel, 18)
Toole, Mary (Dublin, 28)
Walsh, Elizabeth (Kilkenny, 23)
Warren, Mary (Dublin, 18)
Waters, Maria (Dublin, 19)
Weir, Ellen (Antrim, 19)
Weir, Mary (Antrim, 24)
Welch, Sarah (Clonmel, 24)
Whelan, Anne (Dublin, 27)
White, Margaret (Clonmel, 18)
White, Mary (Kildare, 21)
White, Mary (Donegal, 20)
Winstan, Maria (Cork, 20)



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Keith Tankard
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Updated: 14 October 2009
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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the creator of The Labyrinth of East London Lore, Dr T., has passed away. Helping people through his website gave him no end of pleasure. If you had contact with him and would like to leave a message, please send us an e-mail here.


In addition to 153 Irish women who came out on board the Lady Kennaway, another large group of artisans and their families also sailed. The official list was as follows:

Apps Family
  • George, Carpenter (Surrey, 31)

  • Mary (Wife, 28)

  • Children: Sarah (7), Jane (6)

Berry Family

  • John, Labourer (Galway, 30)

  • Catherine (Wife, 24)

  • Children: Mary (2), John (1)

Carrall Family

  • Patrick, Farm Servant (Monaghan, 22)

  • Catherine (Wife, 24)

  • Child: Owen (baby)

Christmas Family

  • Frederick, Carpenter (Middlesex, 32)

  • Eliza (Wife, 31)

  • Children: Samuel (8), Harry (5), George (3)

Clarkson Family

  • Charles, Carpenter (Middlesex, 28)

  • Emma (Wife, 24)

  • Child: Eliza (baby)

Clarkson Family

  • William, Carpenter (Middlesex, 35)

  • Charlotte (Wife, 25)

  • Children: William (3), Louisa (3), Mary (1)

Coburn Family

  • James, Farm Servant (Tyrone, 22)

  • Ann (Wife, 18)

Cooper Family

Hickey Family

  • Richard, Labourer (Middlesex, 21)

  • Margaret (Wife, 23)

Hovendon Family

  • John, Farm Servant (Dublin, 42)

  • Bridget (Wife, 35)

Knowles Family

  • William, Labourer (Antrim, 25)

  • Eliza (Wife, 22)

  • Child: Lilly (2)

Leekey Family

  • Peter, Labourer (Middlesex, 26)

  • Elizabeth (Wife, 23)

Lockhart Family

  • John, Bricklayer (Middlesex, 36)

  • Mary (Wife, 36)

  • Children: John (18), Edward (2)

Philpot Family

  • Edgar, Carpenter (Middlesex, 26)

  • Susan (Wife, 23)

  • Children: Susan (5), Anne (1)

Purss Family

  • Charles, Bricklayer (Middlesex, 40)

  • Harriet (Wife, 44)

Rawlinson Family

  • Charles, Carpenter (Middlesex, 24)

  • Cathe (Wife, 20)

  • Child: Samuel (1)

Reed Family

  • Thomas, Carpenter (Middlesex, 31)

  • Mary (Wife, 28)

  • Children: Thomas (9), Elizabeth (7), William (5), Emma (3), Emma (baby)

[Note: It is doubtful that the Reed family had two children by the name of Emma; an incorrect name was probably written into the register]

Reid Family

  • John, Carpenter (Middlesex, 27)

  • Harriet (Wife, 25)

  • Children: Martha (4), Eliza (2)

Smyth Family

  • Gerald, Labourer (Antrim, 20)

  • Mary (Wife, 26)

Symons Family

Woodhouse Family

  • William, Farm Servant (Armagh, 23)

  • Eliza (Wife, 24)

  • Child: Robert (baby)



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