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Peter Finnamore & Elizh (Elizabeth) Hanley
« on: Thursday 24 October 19 02:43 BST (UK) »
Hi There,
thanks for you help in advance..

Below is the information that other people have found but no-one has got to the bottom of where Peter and Elizabeth where from? Why and how they came to Australia?

Elizabeth HANLEY claimed in the 1820 Census to have arrived on the "Archduke Charles" and that her daughter Margaret was born at sea on the voyage to Australia. I have not been able to find an Elizabeth Hanley on the passenger list. Elizabeth married Peter Phinnamore on 4.11.1826. Peter and Elizabeth were together long before their marriage. Peter gave Margaret his name, and Peter and Elizabeth had 7 more children between 1815 and 1827. Elizabeth was freed by servitude in 1820.

Benjamin's wife, Margaret Hanley, was supposedly born at sea aboard Archduke Charles in 1813, daughter of Irish convict Elizabeth Hanley, born in 1798 in Ireland, who claimed in the 1820 Census to have arrived on the Archduke Charles and that her daughter Margaret, was born on the voyage to Australia.
Elizabeth Hanley cannot be found on the passenger list, she was freed from servitude in 1820. She had a de-facto relationship with Peter Finnamore for many years before they finally married - hence Margaret Hanley was raised as Finnamore.
When the 1828 NSW Census took place, Peter was classified a 'Settler' living at Airds with his wife Elizabeth, and children: Jane, Eliza, Sarah, Catherine, Bridget. Also stating, the two eldest girls, Margaret and Mary, are both working as Servants.
Peter died 2nd March 1853 of apoplexy (stroke) age 67 years, at Sugarloaf NSW, buried at Roman Catholic Church, Campbelltown NSW.
Elizabeth Hanley had one child.
Peter & Elizabeth Finnamore had seven daughters.


Peter Finnamore/Phinemore who arrived on the Providence from Ireland as a convict in 1811. 'A Register of Pioneer Families' vol 1 says he married Elizabeth Hanley in 1826, also a convict, from the Archduke Charles (arr 1813). I cannot however find any record of anyone by that or a similar name having arrived on the Archduke Charles. Of interest is that in the General Muster of 1822 a Mary Anderson of the Archduke Charles is recorded as the wife of Peter Finemore. The IGI record for my great, great, great grandmother Jane Finnamore has her born in 1818 with parents Peter Finnamore and Elizabeth Hanley, both before the muster and the marriage.
The Irish Convicts to Australia index for the Archduke Charles lists Anderson as the alias for the convict Mary Kelly. How can I go about showing that perhaps Elizabeth Hanley and Mary Anderson and Mary Kelly are perhaps one and the same?

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Re: Peter Finnamore & Elizh (Elizabeth) Hanley
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 October 19 13:52 BST (UK) »
Could Elizabeth have married a Hanley in between arriving in Australia and her marriage to Peter? It might be worth following up all of the other Elizabeths who were on that ship to see what became of them.
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Re: Peter Finnamore & Elizh (Elizabeth) Hanley
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 November 22 01:52 GMT (UK) »
Elizabeth Hanley is one of my great grandmothers . I'm in Australia