P is for Patrick

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.

It’s all Patrick’s fault. One of the reasons I started my CurryAus Surname Study is because I wanted to sort out the many Currys in Australia from my branch and to see from whence all the Currys came.

Patrick Curry/Corry from Limerick in Ireland was  my first Curry ancestor to set foot in Australia. He is my 3rd great grandfather who arrived as a convict on the Hooghley in 1825. I have read the Surgeon’s Journal  from that journey and learnt of Patrick’s struggle with and treatment for scurvy. It wasn’t a pleasant journey.

On 8th June 1848 The Sydney Morning Herald published an interview by Caroline Chisholm with Patrick on the advantages of emigration. Patrick felt that he was most fortunate to be in New South Wales. It is chilling to read his words 190 years after he arrived in Australia.

1848 ‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 8 June, p. 3. , viewed 17 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12902254

So, thanks to Paddy, I am plugging away at my surname study and trying to solve the CurryAus jigsaw. 



9 thoughts on “P is for Patrick

  1. cassmob

    Oh how easily we are led into something complex by trying to solve one problem;) This is an amazing story to have from Paddy’s own mouth for all that it tends to hyperbole,


  2. Fran

    As Patrick describes all he has you can start to feel he is lucky to be in these circumstances however I bet he worked extremely hard to get there. You are so fortunately to have so much detail.

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