Patrick Kavanagh

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Patrick Kavanagh

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: March 17, 1855 (46-47)
Douglastown, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah (Mc Donald) Kavanagh
Father of Martin Kavanagh

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About Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick and Sarah Kaveney were tenants of Lord Palmerston and became the first batch of his Assisted Emigrants to leave Sligo in 1847 for Quebec. Patrick and Sarah left on the 5th April 1847. At Sligo Port they were joined by 28 other families, a total of 173 emigrants, all former Palmerston tenants.

Just over three weeks after leaving Sligo these emigrants entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and were in sight of the Canadian coast when the Carricks was caught in a snow storm and crashed into the notorious Cap des Rosiers. Only 48 passengers survived. Patrick and Sarah with their son Martin survived; their five daughters were drowned.

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Patrick Kavanagh's Timeline

Sligo, Ireland
March 17, 1855
Age 47
Douglastown, Quebec, Canada