Henry Keck

Henry Keck 1800

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Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in Australia

Henry Keck when aged only 20 married Teresa Fitzgerald, also a minor, in Dublin in January 1820. He and Teresa had five children in the following 11 years. Then, for reasons unknown, Henry decided to migrate to NSW. He arrived in Sydney on 29 October 1832 aboard the ship Sarah from Liverpool and was accompanied by his five children and an infant acknowledged as his daughter Fanny Keck and a female servant whose identity is not known just as the identity of Fanny’s mother is not known.

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 6th May 1800
Date of Death 25th Dec 1863 VIEW SOURCE
Associated Building (s) Dublin Castle History  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Captain Thomas Keck born in England came to Ireland in 1787 holding an administrative position with the British Army under the command of the Marquis of Buckingham. Subsequently he held office in the Military Department of the British Government in Ireland at Dublin Castle. In 1798, while convalescing at Balbriggan north of Dublin, he had raised a group of Loyalist volunteers who kept the north road open during the Rebellion. His health declined further and he was appointed Barrack Master at Cashel in 1801 and from 1807 at Fethard, Limerick where he died in 1816. He was survived by his wife and 6 children. VIEW SOURCE

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