Winifred Callaghan entered a Dublin orphanage at the age of 10 and in 1850 she emigrated to Australia on the ship "Maria", as part of the Earl Gray assisted emigration scheme for young girls.
She married a mariner by the name of Captain Richard Plummer Burgess and settled down in New Zealand in 1855 in Auckland. The subsequently moved to the Sount Island of New Zealand and were landlords of a pub and post office in Christchurch in 1860.
In 1863 Captain drowned at sea leaving.
Winifred died on 3 April 1890 at Redfern, Sydney and is buried at Rookwood cemetery.
|Date of Birth||1833|
|Date of Death||3rd Apr 1890|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||William Callaghan|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Mary Byrne|
|Place & Date of Baptism||St James, Dublin. 11th October 1833|
|Place & Date of Marriage||4th September 1852, St Andrews, Kent St, Sydney.|