Jane GILLIGAN was born about 1831, possibly in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, of unknown parents. In March 1850, Jane was convicted of Vagancy and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She was initially jailed in Grangegormon Female prison, Dublin before sailing to Tasmania aboard the "Duke of Cornwall" arriving on the 27th October 1850. Jane and her sister Margaret Gilligan, were both transported on the 'Duke of Cornwall" Although the sisters were transported together they hadn’t been tried together. Margaret was convicted for stealing a pair of shoes, whereas Jane was transported for vagrancy ‘having been three months on the town’. Jane’s convict record in Tasmania is a clean slate. She was assigned to the Hamilton area. She married Thomas SQUIRES on April 28, 1851, in Bothwell, Tasmania. Together they had 13 children in 16 years. Jane died on January 22, 1894, in Ouse, Tasmania, at the age of 62, and was buried in the cemetery of St John the Baptist along with her husband and six of their children.
|Date of Birth
|1st Jan 1831 (circa)
|Date of Death
|21st Jan 1892
|Nothing is known of Jane's date or place of birth, or the identity of parents. Australian Convict Records state her native place as Fermanagh, but it could be the wider area. DNA evidence points toward Diocese of Cloghor. Any assistance please.