Ellen Connell1

F, #328, b. 18 September 1831, d. 25 December 1888
FatherThomas Connell2
MotherMary McCarthy2
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited10 Jan 2018
Baptism*18 September 1831 Kinsale, Cork, Ireland;
Ellen of Thos Connell & Mary McCarthy3 
Immigration*29 November 1849 "Lismoyne", Botany Bay, NSW, Australia;Catherine Connell, 17, Farm servant, Kingsale Cork, John & Mary both dead, Roman Catholic, neither read nor write, no relations in colony, good helalth, Kinsale Union
Ellen Connell, 16, Farm servant, Kingsale Cork, John & Mary both dead, Roman Catholic, neither read nor write, no relations in colony, good health, Kinsale Union;Passenger=Catherine Connell4 
News-Arct*30 November 1849 "The Sydney Morning Herald", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
The Lismoyne has made the passage from Plymouth in ninety-eight days, after encountering heavy gales from the eastward from the time she entered Bass' Straits. The immigrants by her comprise three married couples and one boy, also 175 female Irish orphans, the whole of whom have arrived in good health. No deaths have occurred during the voyage, and the ship displays great cleanliness.;Principal=Margaret Simmons5 
Employment*1850 Immigration Depot, Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
By the Ship “Lismoyne”, John Roals Master, which arrived at Sydney from Plymouth on the 29th day of November 1849
Samuel B. Shaw Surgeon Superintendent

Name: Ellen Connell
Calling: House Servant
Single Persons Age: 16
How many days maintained at Public Expense
On board the Ship in Harbour: 5
In Immigration Depot Sydney: 134
By whom Engaged
Address: depot at Bathurst
With or without Rations:
If the Immigrants leave the Port at which they have disembarked, state the place to which they have proceeded, and by what means the Cost of their Journey has been defrayed.
Destination: Bathurst Depot
Journey how defrayed: By Government6 
Marriage*9 November 1851 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
I, John Cunningham do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with the Roman Catholic Church
I, Ellen Connell do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with the Roman Catholic Church
I, Jerome Keating of Bathurst Minister of Bathurst do hereby certify that
John Cunningham of Belleview
and Ellen Connell of Belleview
were joined together in wedlock by me, on the 9th day of November, 1851, at Bathurst
In the presence of
Michael O'Donnel, his mark of Bellview
Catherine Connell, her mark
John Cunningham
Ellen Connell, her mark;Groom=John Cunningham7 
Married Name9 November 1851 Cunningham1 
Birth of Daughter6 January 1852 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;
Note - Queen Charlotte's Vale is now known as Perthville (12kms from Bathurst);Principal=Margaret Cunningham8 
Death of DaughterMay 1853 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;Principal=Margaret Cunningham9,10 
Birth of Son15 June 1853 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;
Note - Queen Charlotte's Vale is now known as Perthville (12kms from Bathurst);Principal=John Cunningham11 
Birth of Daughter22 February 1855 Caloola (near Bathurst), NSW, Australia;Principal=Margaret Cunningham12 
Birth of Son25 June 1857 Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;
Surname: Cunningham
Given names: Unknown (William added after registration)
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 25th June, 1857
Place of Birth: Caloola

Parents of Child
Surname: Cunningham
Given names: John
Occupation: Shepherd
Age: 31 years
Place of birth: County Cork, Ireland
Surname: Connall
Given names: Ellen
Age: 21 years
Place of birth: born County Cork

Date of marriage: 1851
Place of marriage: Bathurst
Previous children of marriage: John 4, Margaret 2, 1 female deceased

Informant: John Cunningham, Father, (Shepherd) Caloola, County of Bathurst;Principal=William Cunningham13 
Death of Spouse16 December 1857 Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;
Name: John Cunninghame
Date of Death: 16/12/1857
Place: Caloola, near Bathurst NSW
Occupation: Shepherd
Sex: Male
Age: 31
Place of Birth: County Cork Ireland
Time in Aust Colonies: 17 years in NSW

Father: William Cunninghame
Occupation: Hat Maker
Mother: Margaret Sullivan

Place of Marriage: Bathurst NSW
Age at Marriage: 26
Name of Spouse: Ellen Connall
Children of Marriage: John 4, Margaret 2, William 5m living, 1 girl dead

Informant: Michl Kent (his mark), Ship mate, farmer, Wardell near Bathurst, certified by George Larna.... (remainder of surname caught in binding), farmer and grazier, tenant, Caloola near Bathurst

Cause of Death: Unspecified
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant:
Date Last Seen:

Date of Burial: 18/12/1857
Place of Burial: Bathurst
Minister & Religion: J Phelan, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Kerr and Rae
Witnesses: Michael Kent, Thomas Flood
Registered: 17/12/1857 Bathurst;Principal=John Cunningham14 
Married Name28 May 1858 Joyce15 
Marriage*28 May 1858 St Michael, Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
Groom: William Joyce
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Ireland
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 30
Usual residence: Foster's Valley
Father: John Joyce
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Mary Conaughton

Bride: Ellen Connell
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Ireland
Occupation: House Maid
Age: 21
Usual residence: Peppers Creek
Father: Thomas Connell
Occupation: Laborer
Mother: Mary McCarthy

Date of Marriage: 28 May 1858
Place of Marriage: St Michaels Church, Bathurst NSW
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: Thomas Cullen, Ellen Coffey
Minister: Patrick Donnelly;Groom=William Joyce15 
Birth of Daughter3 August 1860 Mountain Run (near Bathurst), NSW, Australia;Principal=Mary Anne Joyce16 
Birth of Son13 June 1862 Fosters Valley (near Bathurst), NSW, Australia;Principal=Michael Joseph Joyce17 
Birth of Son29 April 1864 Rockley, NSW, Australia;Principal=Thomas Joyce18 
Birth of Son19 December 1866 Rockley, NSW, Australia;Principal=Patrick Joyce19 
Birth of Daughter1 December 1868 Rockley, NSW, Australia;Principal=Honora Joyce20 
Birth of Daughter1871 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;Principal=Ellen Joyce21 
Birth of Son1873 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;Principal=William Joyce21 
Birth of Daughter1875 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;Principal=Bridget Joyce21 
Death*25 December 1888 Foster's Valley, NSW, Australia;
Name: Ellen Joyce
Date of Death: 25/12/1888
Place: Fosters Valley, District of West Macquarie NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 55
Place of Birth: Cork, Ireland
Time in Aust Colonies: 46 years in NSW

Father: (Given name unknown) O'Connell
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Unknown

Place of Marriage (1): Bathurst NSW
Age at Marriage (1): 17
Name of Spouse (1): John Cunningham
Children of Marriage (1): 1 girl dead
Place of Marriage (2): Bathurst NSW
Age at Marriage (2): 26
Name of Spouse (2): William Joyce
Children of Marriage (2): Mary 29, Michael 27, Thomas 25, Patrick 22, Honora 20, Ellen 17, William 15, Bridget 13 living, 1 female dead

Informant: Thomas Joyce, son, Fosters Valley

Cause of Death: Cardiac disease
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: W H Spencer
Date Last Seen: 4/12/1888

Date of Burial: 26/12/1888
Place of Burial: Rockley
Minister & Religion: Thomas J Walsh, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: George Mendham, acting
Witnesses: Patrick Joyce (his mark), William Johnson

Registered: 2/1/1889 Bathurst14 
Photo* Irish Faminine Memorial, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
The Irish Famine Memorial commemorates the arrival of over 4,000 single young women (mostly orphans) from the workhouses of Ireland during the Great Famine. Margaret Simmonds and Ellen Connell both arrived on the Lismoyne in 1849. Margaret Simmons is one of the 420 names etched on the glass panels amd can be seen on the lower left.

;Principal=Margaret Simmons22

Family 1

John Cunningham b. 3 Oct 1814, d. 16 Dec 1857

Family 2

William Joyce


  1. [S1219] NSW Marriages 1788-1857.
  2. [S1305] NSW Marriage partial transcription.
  3. [S1755] Findmypast Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms, online www.findmypast.com, Ellen Connell 1831.
  4. [S1298] Immigration Board list.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, November 30, 1849.
  6. [S1753] Governor's Despatches, Employment & Dispersal Lists 1848-1854.
  7. [S49] Marriage Certificate, John Cunningham & Ellen Connell.
  8. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism Margaret Cunningham 1852.
  9. [S17] Guess.
  10. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, burial Margaret Cunningham 1853.
  11. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism John Cunningham 1853.
  12. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism Margaret Cunningham 1855.
  13. [S1304] NSW Birth Certificate.
  14. [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
  15. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, marriage William Joyce & Ellen Connell.
  16. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, Mary Anne Joyce baptism 1860.
  17. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, Michael Joseph Joyce baptism 1862.
  18. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, Thomas Joyce baptism 1864.
  19. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, Patrick Joyce baptism 1867.
  20. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, Honora Joyce baptism 1869.
  21. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes.
  22. [S1603] Keith Bassett photos.
  23. [S110] NSW Birth V1852561 69/1852 - Margaret Cunningham.
  24. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records.
  25. [S113] NSW Birth V18553018 72/1855 - Margaret Cunningham.