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Bridget Davies (Davis)

Date of Birth: 
c 1834
Date of Death: 
29 December 1862

Bridget Davies (Davis) was one of the orphan girls who left the workhouse in Scarriff, County Clare on the Earl Grey Orphan Scheme.  She sailed on the Thomas Arbuthnot to Sydney in 1850.

Her parents were Patrick and Jane and both were dead when she travelled.

She had a relation in the colony Jane Ringrose.

She was first employed by W. Howell, Arkstone Forest, Burrowa.

She married a shepherd Amie Louis Huon in September 1851 and had 5 sons and one daughter.

There is a possibility that her home parish was Feakle but currently we have listed her as Scarriff as that is where the workhouse was.

Bridget is buried in Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia.

Their daughter was Sarah Jane Lewis born in 1862 -  - she married Elijah Bush from Gunning, Southern Tablelands, NSW.

Sarah and Elijah had 12 children: William Bush, Emily Bush, Florence Bush, Edith Bush, Gilford Bush, Walter Bush, Cecil Bush, Roland Bush, Adeline Bush, Johanna Bush, Ronald Bush


The 5 sons of Bridget and Amie were:

James Lewis

John Lewis

Amos Lewis

Thomas Lewis

William James Lewis who married Johanna Mary Walker and lived in Sydney

They had eleven children:

Thomas Amos Lewis 

Oliver Veronica Lewis married Leonard Element

Martha Margaret May Lewis married Edward Dickens Colquhoun

Violet Jessie Deborah Lewis married Frederick Tasker Heap

Mary W Lewis married George S Williams  - children Kevin Lewis and Joan Lewis

Vera A Lewis

Evelyn Lewis

William J Lewis

Gertrude M Lewis

Nellie Edith Lewis

John J Lewis


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