Bridget Susannah Brumbaugh Dunne was born in Philipstown, Co. Offaly on the 20th of March 1842.
She married Jeremiah Darby Grehan in Kilclonfert Co. Offaly on the 15th of January 1865.
On the 21st of February that same year, the couple boarded a ship called The Sunda in Queenstown (now Cobh) and sailed for Australia. This ship was part of the Queensland Immigration Scheme which had been established by the Bishop James Quinn, a Kildare man who had been appointed as the first Bishop of the diocese of Brisbane.
They followed Bridget's brother Henry Dunne, who was married to Jeremiah's sister Anne. They settled in Veresdale, about sixty kilometres south of Brisbane and next to their family , with Jeremiah's other sister Catherine also coming to the area.
They had eight children: Mary Anne, born November 1865, John, born 6 December 1868, Catherine, born 12 October 1870, Bridget Evelyn, born 12 June 1872, Margaret, born 28 April 1874, Rosetta Cecilia, born 2 August 1876, Theresa, born 14 September 1878, and James Charles, born 18 April 1882.
In about 1886 the family moved a little further south to the larger town of Beaudesert. In 1893, Bridget moved to Brisbane and remained there for the remainder of her life.
Bridget died on 1 February 1933 and is buried at nudgee Cemetery in Brisbane.
This Chronicle is created with thanks to James Tolhurst for his research and contributions.
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