This orphan has been claimed by: Jenny Beere
Father was Sgt Denis Moynihan born Tralee in Ireland, married Bridget
Ryan, a widow at St. Mary's Chapel, in 1845, at Kent. Denis served 24
years in the British Army and he came to Australia as a pensioner guard
with two sons onboard the convict ship Rodney. Denis was Overseer of the
Ross Female Factory and Bridget was the Matron. Denis died in 1854, his
headstone reads he was the father of five children. Three of the five
children were admitted to the Orphanage after Bridget remarried to
George Metcalfe, a convicted English forger who received 10 years transportation
to Tasmania. He arrived in 1848 on the Lady Kennaway. After his
marriage he was convicted of fraud and sent to Port Arthur, Bridget put
three of the Monaghan children into the orphanage, she said she could
take care of the oldest child. One child is still unknown.
What became of John after his apprenticeship to Thomas Webb expired in 1871 is yet to be discovered..
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