Re: Michael Grimes, Roscommon to Tasmania 1851????
G'day Bernie ....According to my information Catherine Grimes .....daughter of Michael Grimes and Bridget Burns was born on 14 June 1847 in Roscommon.
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Michael married Bridget in Roscommon on 28 July 1846
Michael was goaled for sheep stealing
In January 1848 he was sentenced to 10 years in goal.He spent 3 and a half years in Mountjoy Prison ,Dublin until he was transported to Van Diemans Land( now Tasmania)
Michael Grimes came to Tasmania( Hobart) on 18 October 1851 on the ship "Blenheim"
He married Margaret Callaghan on 12 February 1854 at Hamilton ,Tasmania ( I have seen the entry in the original marriage register). They had 9 children ..none was called "Kate"
So it seems you are right ...."Kate" was the child of the first marriage but I haveno record of her coming to Tasmaia .let alone being born there
Whatever happened to Bridget? ...Did she die? ...How come Michael was able to marry again in The Catholic church?
Can you shed some light?
Michael Grimes was my great great Grandfather