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Eliza Moseley is noted on her death certificate as having been born in Limerick.  She was on the ship Pemberton sent to Australia as part of the Early Grey Scheme.

What workhouse would she have come from or is that not necessarily so.  Her father was Thomas Moseley and mother was Esther Penrose.

 

Eliza was my 3rd great grandmother,

Raelene Louise

Thursday 2nd Jun 2022, 04:58AM

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  • There were six Poor Law Unions and associated workhouses in County Limerick at the time of the Earl Grey Scheme - Croom. Kilmallock, Newcastle, Rathkeale and the one in Limerick city.  The shipping record (NSW Gov Records) for your Eliza just notes her native place as 'Limerick', possibly a reference to the workhouse in Limerick city. The records are not consistent, some note just a county name, other include the County/Co. prefix and other give specific location - e.g towns.

    Some other details are noted in Eliza's record, age 17, so born c1832, nursemaid, Church of England, and can read & write. The Churches of Ireland and England were united at the time - Anglican/Episcopalian.

    Sometimes the Poor Law Union  records mention the names of those listed for inclusion in his scheme, e.g. I recently found a list of girls selected for the scheme in the Gorey Co. Wexford Guardian Minute Books - it included name, age, trade/occupation and also where they lived - in this case the electoral district. It also mentioned that the individuals were asked if they wished to take part in the scheme. There were several other types of records generated by the Workhouses and Poor Law Union including admission books, which list the names of those admitted along with dates the person was discharged etc, but unfortunately not all these survive..

    The Board of Guardian Minute Books for the Limerick (City) Union are online, but not indexed - see : Limerick Union Board of Guardians Minute Books, 1842-1922  I had a look through the entries for Late 1848 early 1849 ( the Pemberton left in late January 1849), but did not spot anything relating to the scheme - the records concentrate of monthly and weekly report of expenses, maintenance and repairs etc, but occasionally other details appear.. so hard work to search through and time-consuming. During my quick scan of late 1848 and 1849 I spotted references to pressure on the Poor Law Union regarding numbers and discussions regarding setting up additional temporary accommodation to cope with the numbers they had to deal with, also references to large quantities of food and fuel, e.g. 6,000 leaves of bread, tons of Indian Corn etc. Bear in mind that your Eliza may have come fro one of the other Workhouses in County Limerick.. 

    Moseley is a very rare surname in Ireland, I did not find any close matches for Eliza or her parents in the Limerick city or county area - Church or Ireland./England records are not very well covered online, and a number of historic Church of Ireland registers were lost in the civil war.

    Peter Higgenbotham's Workhouses website has good information on workhouse, including those for Ireland, select the Workhouse Locations option, then Irish Poor Law Unions.

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 3rd Jun 2022, 08:56AM
  • missed one of the six workhouses - Glin

     

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 3rd Jun 2022, 09:00AM
  • Thank you so much for that information Shane, much appreciated.

    Raelene Louise

    Saturday 2nd Jul 2022, 10:59PM
  • Thank you so much for that information Shane, much appreciated.

    Raelene Louise

    Saturday 2nd Jul 2022, 10:59PM
  • Thank you so much for that information Shane, much appreciated.

    Raelene Louise

    Saturday 2nd Jul 2022, 10:59PM
  • Thank you so much for that information Shane, much appreciated.

    Raelene Louise

    Saturday 2nd Jul 2022, 10:59PM
  • Thank you so much for that information Shane, much appreciated.

    Raelene Louise

    Saturday 2nd Jul 2022, 10:59PM

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