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Catherine Baird

Birthplace: Carndonagh, co. Donegal, Ireland
Death: Died in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Baird and Martha Morrison
Wife of Harry Ainsworth Wentworth Johnstone
Sister of Robert Baird; Margaret Baird; Alexander Baird and Unknown Baird

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About Catherine Baird

Catherine Baird

Catherine Baird was one of the Irish Famine Orphans on the Lady Kennaway. Her native place was Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland; she was Roman Catholic; possessed a Bible and could read only. Her Mother was still living.

Catherine left the Immigration Depot on the 10th February 1849. She was engaged as an Apprentice by Mr. Howe, a Clerk, of Melbourne for 2 years at £6 per annum.

  • Age on arrival in Australia according to arrival record : 14 (according to Irish baptism record born in 1836) so age 12.
  • Native Place : Letterkenny, Donegal (workhouse) original residence might have been elsewhere in Donegal
  • Parents : Not recorded
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Letterkenny

Address in 1903:


Earl Grey orphan

  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Ship name : Lady Kennaway (Melbourne1848)
  • Workhouse : Donegal, Letterkenny
  • Other : shipping: house servant, reads only. Empl. by Mr Howe, clerk, Melbourne, £6, 2 years, apprentice; married Harry Ainsworth Johnstone, ship's steward in Bendigo 5 Feb 1872; no children although a niece, Rebecca Baird from Donegal, joined her in Bendigo in 1865. Husband worked as an agent and traveller. She died at Bendigo 10 Jul 1919.
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Catherine Baird's Timeline

May 1836
Carndonagh, co. Donegal, Ireland
Age 37
Victoria, Australia
July 10, 1919
Age 83
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia