M, #327, b. 3 October 1814, d. 16 December 1857
|Mother||Margaret Sullivan2 b. 18 Aug 1792|
|Relationship||2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett|
|Charts||Ancestors of Keith Graham Bassett|
|Last Edited||10 Jan 2018|
|Baptism*||3 October 1814||Cloyne, Cork, Ireland;|
Parents: Wm Cunningham & Margt Sullivan, Cloyne
Sponsors: John McCraith & Allicia Nason1
|Immigration*||14 August 1840||"Lady Clarke", Sydney, NSW, Australia;|
Unmarried Male Immigrant
Arrived by the Ship: Lady Clarke
Brought out by: J Marshall
Native of: Cloyne - Co. of Cork - Son of William (Hatter) and Margaret his wife
Age: 20 Years
Persons certifying Registry of Baptism: No certificate
Character, and Person certifying the same: John Kennifuh & Daniel Fenton both of Cloyne
State of bodily health, strength, and probable usefulness: Good
Religion: Roman Catholic
Remarks: reads and writes
To Agricultural Company3,4
|News-Arct*||15 August 1840||"Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser", Sydney, NSW, Australia;|
LADY CLARKE, ship, 430 tons, Laurence, master, from Plymouth on the 20th April, and the Cape of Good Hope on the 7th July, with 203 bounty immigrants. Walker & Co., Agents. Passengers-Cabin - Messrs. McAlister, McLean, Thomson, Owen, Zemines, Rev. Mr. McKinnon, and Miss McAlister. Intermediate-Mr. Morgan and family, Mrs. Stockdale and family, Messrs. Middleton, and McDonald, News-This vessel has brought out 203 immigrants, besides their children, they consist of mechanics, agricultural labourers, shepherds. &c., &c., consigned to the house of Messrs. Walker and Co.; four births occurred during the voyage, one before reaching the Cape and three on Sunday last, no deaths took place on the voyage.
|News-Arct||5 October 1840||"The Sydney Herald", Sydney, NSW, Australia;|
MR. MARSHALL'S BOUNTY SHIPS.
To the Editor of the Sydney Herald.
Sir,—I observe by your report of the debates in Council, that Mr James came forward to vindicate his employer, Mr Marshall, and the Attorney General to vindicate his countrymen against what they call the unfounded aspersions of the press, on the subject of Irish immigrants sent out in Mr. Marshall's bounty ships.
Now, Sir, in the investigation of this question I would recommend that the enquiries of the committee should be directed to one individual ship, let them take the last of Mr. Marshall's ships, the Lady Clarke, and let them take the evidence of the cabin passengers as to the character and general conduct during the passage of the Irish immigrants in that ship-both male and female. Let them call on the Rev. Mr. Thomson, now on his way to Port Phillip, and on Mr. Marsh nephew of Sir Francis Forbes, and who is, I believe, still at Sydney, to state what they know of these people, and, after having ascertained what their conduct has been on board ship, let them call on Captain King, the Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company, to state what their conduct has been on shore since they landed in this Colony.
After such an investigation I suspect neither the Attorney General nor Mr. James will have any ground to accuse the press of exaggeration as to the class of people shipped by Mr. Marshall from the South of Ireland. Besides, Sir, we do not want any Roman Catholic immigrants. We have quite enough among the convict population.
This is a Protestant Colony, and we wish to keep it so. We know enough of the horrible system of perjury, raping, and murder, which has devastated that beautiful country, Ireland, for centuries past; not to dread lest a similar system should at a future period be introduced here. I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
A WARM FRIEND OF IRELAND.6
|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
Ellen Connell, her mark;Bride=Ellen Connell7
|Birth of Daughter||6 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 Daughter||May 1853||Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;Principal=Margaret Cunningham9,10|
|Birth of Son||15 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 Daughter||22 February 1855||Caloola (near Bathurst), NSW, Australia;Principal=Margaret Cunningham12|
|Birth of Son||25 June 1857||Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;|
Given names: Unknown (William added after registration)
Date of Birth: 25th June, 1857
Place of Birth: Caloola
Parents of Child
Given names: John
Age: 31 years
Place of birth: County Cork, Ireland
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*||16 December 1857||Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;|
Name: John Cunninghame
Date of Death: 16/12/1857
Place: Caloola, near Bathurst NSW
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:
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 Bathurst2
|Ellen Connell b. 18 Sep 1831, d. 25 Dec 1888|
- [S1534] Susanna Russell, "Mallow Heritage Centre."
- [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
- [S1303] Passenger Ships arriving in Australasian Ports.
- [S1301] NSW Immigration Boards List.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser, Saturday, August 15, 1840.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Herald, Monday, October 5, 1840.
- [S49] Marriage Certificate, John Cunningham & Ellen Connell.
- [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism Margaret Cunningham 1852.
- [S17] Guess.
- [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, burial Margaret Cunningham 1853.
- [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism John Cunningham 1853.
- [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, baptism Margaret Cunningham 1855.
- [S1304] NSW Birth Certificate.
- [S110] NSW Birth V1852561 69/1852 - Margaret Cunningham.
- [S8] Bathurst Parish Records.
- [S113] NSW Birth V18553018 72/1855 - Margaret Cunningham.