Dunne Family of Wicklow c. 1820 - 1860 Posted by: Wendy Ross (ID *****0098) Date: June 23, 2012 at 21:24:04 of 80872
Esther/Etty Dunne -- Wicklow b. c 1821. My Gr Gr Grandmother Etty Dunn was transported to Swansea, Tasmania, Australia on the John Calvin in 1847 for stealing mutton and wool. Her convict record records her mother as Mary and five brothers, James, Patrick, Timothy, Thomas and William. Patrick belonged to the 98th Regiment of Foot. There is a record showing a Patrick Dunne Private 3353 of the 98th Regiment who received the India Medal 1847-1863: discharged; 9 March, 1860 but I am unable to confirm if this is one of Etty's brothers. Timothy belonged to The Royal Regiment of Foot (1st). Etty's convict record indicates she was catholic. I am presuming here that she was held at Wicklow prison prior to transportation. In Swansea, Tasmania where she served her sentence, she married fellow convict John Webster from Yorkshire. They had eight children and the family went on to become useful citizens. Heaps of info available in Australia but can't locate the family in Wicklow. Are there any descendants still in the area?? Hope someone can help.