Tag Archives: Port Fairy

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 – 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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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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Pioneer women – Mary Sampson

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson. The first of the pioneer women in my direct ancestry I wish to write about is Mary Sampson (Mrs Thomas Pye), my great, great grandmother. Mary Sampson was born about 1818 in Country Tipperary, Ireland, … 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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