Category Archives: Barker

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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Father Michael Shalloe

Father Michael Shalloe was the Parish Priest for 21 years at St Paul the Hermit, Roman Catholic Church, Sheenboro, Quebec, Canada.  Sheenboro is in a remote area on the border of Quebec and Ontario; these two counties are separated by … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Bridget Shalloe

Pioneer women – Bridget Shalloe. The second of my pioneer women is Bridget Shalloe (Mrs Patrick Devereux).  Bridget Shalloe was the last of my great, great grandparents to arrive in Australia and one of two of whom I have photographs. … Continue reading

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Aunts Bea and Mag, and Kate.

I loved the tales Mum told me about her Aunts Bea, Mag and Kate. The sisters were actually my mother’s grandmother, Mary Alice’s sisters.  Their maiden name was Devereux and they were born in the Port Fairy, Vic. district. Christened … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I was feeling disappointed that yet again that I was promised photos and information from a newly connected relative that never materialized when I saw a ‘current affairs’ program highlighting a woman’s book, “365 Days of Grateful” which reminded me … Continue reading

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Sr Mary David Barker

On the birth certificate of my mother’s aunt, she is named Margaret Bridget Catherine Barker after her three Devereux aunts, however, she was known as Mary Barker; ‘Mary’ was her mother’s name. Mary had one sister, my mother’s mother, and … Continue reading

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