I, along with a number of other relatives, are researching the Fogarty family from Tipperary who resided in Nundle NSW.We have a mystery in respect of our original founding family in Australia, Andrew Fogarty and Margaret Woodlock.Andrew and Margaret arrived on the AGINCOURT, arriving Sydney on 8 April 1852, under an assisted immigration scheme. On their immigration documentation the parents of Andrew Fogarty are listed as John and Mary (both deceased), and we are confirm information on Andrew's birth or his parents, despite many years (on some of the researcher's parts) of searching.
One of the interesting things is that they went directly off the boat to Nundle in NSW, which is a little puzzling.Why would go directly to Nundle unless there was a family connection already there?For those non aussie list readers, Nundle is a very small community that in the 1800's was a mining area, and not really the place you would know of, let alone go to straight off the boat. No offense to Nundle.
One theory is that a Patrick Fogarty, a convict who settled in the area, was in some way related and they went to join him.
Is anybody on this list researching either my original founding family or Patrick Fogarty, a convict to Australia.