Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor

Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor (Mrs Thomas O’Connor). Ellen O’Connor is the eighth and final of my great grandmother’s to feature in my series ‘pioneer women’.  I do not know any personal details about the life of Ellen O’Connor, but … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Jane Roche

Pioneer women – Jane Roche (Mrs Thomas Sinnott) Jane Roche, the daughter of William Roche and Mary Brennan, was born in County Wexford, Ireland.  She married Thomas Sinnott in the early 1830s and they had three children, Bridget, Patrick and … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Johanna Kennedy

Pioneer women – Johanna Kennedy (Mrs Robert Barker). Johanna Kennedy arrived at Port Adelaide on the ship “David Malcolm” on the 4 January, 1854.  She was listed as a “dairy maid”, 21 years of age and a native of County … Continue reading

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Pioneer Women – Two sisters dreaming

Pioneer women – Ann Leddin (Mrs William Sinnott) I spent a very pleasant evening listening to a performance by Marcia Howard and Rose Bygrave.  Marcia sang her song “Two sisters dreaming” which is in honour of her great grandmother, Mary … Continue reading

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