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Orphan Number: 3703
Orphan: Mary Ann McKINLEY
Mother:McKINLEY, Alice
Father:McKINLAY, John
Mother's ship:Waverley
Father's ship:
Age when admitted:3yrs
Date admitted:29 Oct 1847
Date discharged:11 May 1849
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: mother, Ticket of Leave
Remarks: Grangegorman records name brother Patrick McKinley 1yr 2mths on board, but died at Dynnyrne 30 Oct 1847
References: SWD7, 28


This orphan has been claimed by: Irene Dillon

Mary Ann McKinley was the daughter of two convicts, a married couple from Fermanagh who arrived on separate ships. She is my gg grandmother. She married John Reading and they raised a family in Green Ponds. Tracing this family would have been impossible for me but for a family bible which has been passed down our female line since Mary Ann's day. Her death is recorded in this bible, as are her parents'. I am interested in learning all I can about her life. She was an old lady when my grandmother was a child and not very mobile, but she used to keep an eye on the children while the parents were busy. My grandmother has now passed on and I wish I'd asked more when I could. I had no idea Mary Ann had been in the orphan school.

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