Ann Hanlon 1831

Ann Hanlon 1831

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Ann(e) HANLON (also Hanlin) was born about 1831 in Greaghlane, Co Monaghan. On 5 Nov 1849 she arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia as a passenger on board the "Constance". Her age was listed at 18 and her occupation given as servant.  Anne travelled with her older brother Patrick and younger sister Rose. They were the children of James Hanlon. The majority of the passengers on board "Constance" were from the Shirley Estates and they travelled with two other family groups of Hanlons, one from Greaghlane and the other from a neighbouring townland. In all likelihood, they were all related.

Following her arrival in South Australia, Ann worked as a domestic servant in the district of Willunga. In 1853 she married George Whitelam, an agricultural labourer from Lincolnshire, England. They remained in the Willunga area for about five years and then moved to Yankalilla where George leased a small farm on Blackfellows Creek.  By 1870 the family had moved to Silverton and George worked at the Talisker Silver Mine. When this was worked out, they moved to Wallaroo where George worked in the copper mines there and again later they moved to Broken Hill, another mining town. Anne died here in November 1889 and her husband George died in 1905.  They had a family of two sons and seven girls.

Patrick HANLON remained in Adelaide initially but may have later gone to the gold fields in Victoria.  He returned to Adelaide and lived rough in the parklands and later was admitted to the Lunatin Asylum.  He died there in 1864 aged 35.

Rose HANLON also remained in Adelaide and worked as a domestic servant .  She later went to Silverton where her sister Ann was living. She had one son, Matthew Clark who died tragically aged 15.  Rose depended on him as she was severely crippled with arthritis.  She eventually returned to Adelaide and died there in 1898.


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1831  
Date of Death 2nd Nov 1889  
Townland born Greaghlane, Co Monaghan  
Names of Siblings Patrick and Rose  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) James Hanlon  
Occupation domestic servant  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) George Whitelam  
Number of Children 9  
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