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Migrated to/Born in Australia

My 2x great grandmother Fanny Bransfield was baptised on 5 August 1827 to William Bransfield and Frances Bennet in the Diocese of Cloyne, Parish Mitchelstown.  I have an index record of William and Frances' marriage in Brigown on 4 October 1824.

Her father William was a stone mason  listed in Slaters Directory as located in Upper Cork Street Mitchelstown in 1846. He took out a Mitchelstown Poverty Relief  Loan in 1842 with a note he had good and constant employment in 1843 but had died by 1847.

Fanny emigrated to Australia with assisted immigration on the Florentia in 1853 with her sister Mary Ann. Her immigration record notes her parents as both dead. She is listed variously as Fanny and Frances with death records as Fanny Frances.

She married Dougal McGeorge in Condobolin New South Wales in 1861 and had several children. Fanny died in Forbes New South Wales in 1907.

I am hoping to find more information about her Irish family including her siblings and parents. I believe she has an older brother Thomas baptised in 1825.

I also have a prison record in Cork for a Mary Bransfield 14yo (stealing turnips) in 1853 with age dates that would match Mary Ann. She was convicted with a Catherine Bransfield 16 yo but have yet to confirm that this is our Mary or that she and Fanny had a sister Catherine.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



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Date of Birth 5th Aug 1827 (circa) VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 29th Nov 1907 (circa) VIEW SOURCE

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