Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

Maria (Mary) HIGGINS was born abt 1834 Athlone, Rosscommon. At age 16 Maria was in the Westmeath Workhouse with sister Margaret (14), orphaned, whose parents were Timothy HIGGINS and Margaret DUNN. Maria and Margaret were sent to Sydney, Australia under the Earl Gray Scheme arriving 29 July 1850 on the ship 'Tippoo Saib', the 3rd last ship to arrive at the end of this scheme. I have been unable to locate Maria's birth/baptism or her parents marriage.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1834  
Date of Death 1st Nov 1907  
Townland born abt 1834 Athlone, Rosscommon  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Timothy HIGGINS  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Margaret DUNN  

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