Bridget McDonough 1834


Bridget was born in Ballinrobe 5 November 1834.

She came to Australia as a passenger on the Panama arriving 12 January 1850 as a member of the Earl Grey Scheme for Irish orphans.

She married Thomas Gardiner 15 August 1852. They had 13 children.

She was my great grandmother.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1834 (circa)  
Date of Death 1915 (circa)  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Michael McDonough. According to shipping records Michael was dead in 1850.  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary. Although Bridget came to Australia as an Irish orphan and according to the shipping records her mother was still living in 1850.  




  • Marlene Hart

    looking for Gr.Gr.Grandfather  Thomas Hart. Gr.Grandfather William I Hart was born in Chester County,,Pa. Thomas was born in Ireland came to USA before 1820. thanks for any info.





    Marlene Hart

    Monday 2nd April 2018, 06:06PM
  • Bridget McDonough features with 137 Mayo girls sent to Australia in my book, Mayo's Forgotten Famine Girls, published last October. Plenty of context explaining conditions in Ireland and Australia at that time, see


    Sunday 8th April 2018, 05:48PM

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