Jeremiah Darby Grehan1836

Jeremiah Darby Grehan 1836

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Migrated to/Born in Australia

Jeremiah Darby Grehan was born in Castletown, Co. Westmeath in about 1836. 

He married Bridget Susannah Brumbaugh Dunne 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 next to their family , with Jeremiah's other sister Catherine also coming to the area.  

Jeremiah eventually returned to Ireland, probably between 1906 and 1908, and is believed to have died  in 1927 and be buried at the Mullingar cemetery.


This Chronicle is created with thanks to James Tolhurst for his research and contributions.

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1836 (circa)

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