Thank you for any help you can give. I appreciate the time you spend on this and I'd hate for you to spend time on info I have already found.
To let you know where I'm at:
Catherine and sister Isabelle Boyle arrived on the Northern Light in 1855 from Londonderry, Ireland. Catherine, age 18 Domestic Servant. Isabella, age 15 Domestic Servant. From what I can establish from "The South Australian Genealogist" Vol 19 no 3 (July 1992) is that they applied to go to Sydney and there may be another sister here in SA but they may have meant each other. It stated that Isabella was in the Depot for 6 months and Catherine 5 mths. (dont know where they went and would love to know if there are records)
There is a listing of 74 women who left The Adelaide Depot for Melbourne 1855 and 1856 in an appendix to South Australian Parliamentry Paper. 137/1855/6 was the Report of the Select Committee into excessive Female Immigration.I thought Isabella/e may be one of them but I have not seen it as yet.
John Boyle born March 1861 was born, married and died as a Boyle. His father John Leigh? appears to be an illegitimate birth. Catherine states her status as widow on her marriage to George Clarke but her fathers name is John Boyle. Catherine remarried after George died to a James Phinn who I have no idea what happened to him after Catherine died Jan 1904. She is buried in West Tce Cemetery.
There was a John Leigh who died 22/6/1859 age 45 in Burra. Could not be John Boyles father.
Also a John Leigh who died 2/7/1890 age 75 in Adelaide. He appears to have married someone else and had family.
I haven't looked into this but I don't think there is any way of finding out who is John Boyle's father now.