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 Edited19 Oct 2022
Baptism*18 September 1831 Kinsale, Cork, Ireland;
Ellen of Thos Connell & Mary McCarthy, Sponsors Michl Desmond, Ellen Quin & Tom Connel3 
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
Entrance to Kinsale Workhouse
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 
News-Arct*27 April 1850 "The Bathurst Free Press", Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
Orphan Girls.—Thirty-five orphans girls arrived in town on Thursday last, and are now located at the Immigrant Barracks, awaiting engagements. A great proportion of them, according to their own representations, appear to have been accustomed to no kind of labour at home, and many of them who have, only as nurse-maids.;Principal=Catherine Connell7 
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
John Cunningham (signed)
I, Ellen Connell do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with the Roman Catholic Church
Ellen Connell (her mark)
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'Donnell of Bathurst his mark
Catherine Connell of Bathurst her mark
;Groom=John Cunningham8 
Married Name9 November 1851 Cunningham1 
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 Cunningham9 
Married Name28 May 1858 Joyce10 
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 Joyce10 
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 Bathurst9 
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 Simmons11

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. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Bathurst Free Press, Saturday, April 27, 1850.
  8. [S49] Marriage Certificate, John Cunningham & Ellen Connell.
  9. [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
  10. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records, marriage William Joyce & Ellen Connell.
  11. [S1603] Keith Bassett photos.
  12. [S110] NSW Birth V1852561 69/1852 - Margaret Cunningham.
  13. [S17] Guess.
  14. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records.
  15. [S113] NSW Birth V18553018 72/1855 - Margaret Cunningham.
  16. [S1304] NSW Birth Certificate.
  17. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Mary A Joyce 4905/1860.
  18. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Michael J Joyce 4961/1862.
  19. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Thomas Joyce 5324/1864.
  20. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Patrick Joyce 5795/1867.
  21. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Honora Joyce 6347/1869.
  22. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Ellen Joyce 6379/1871.
  23. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, William Joyce 6836/1873.
  24. [S651] NSW BDM Indexes, Bridget Joyce 7411/1875.