The Kenmare Girls

On 6 December 1849, the John Knox sailed out of Plymouth with twenty five  Kenmare girls departing on the Earl Grey ‘Orphan’ Scheme for Sydney.   There were two hundred and seventy nine girls in all from Ireland on board. By October 1849, Lieut. Henry had been to Kenmare and made his selection:, ‘Lieut  Henry RN, Emigration Agent […]