View Full Version : Anyone claim Margaret He(a)ly 1833?

Sue Mackay
22-10-2007, 8:57 PM
From the South Africa Commercial Advertiser 19 Oct 1833

We are requested to invite attention to the hard case of a woman named Margaret HELY, with four children, who arrived here in that ill fated vessel the Jane & Henry, on her way to join her husband in Van Diemenís Land. The detention and sale of the vessel have reduced her to extreme want. An opportunity of conveying her and her children to their destination is now afforded in the schooner Fame, and several humane persons have opened a subscription for this purpose; the sum required is only £35. The names of His Excellency and of several other benevolent individuals are subscribed. A list is placed at this office, where donations will be readily received. A few decent clothes would probably also be acceptable for the children.

From the South African Commercial Advertiser 20 Nov 1833

Margaret HEALY (and her 4 children) , having sailed in the Fame for N.S.Wales to join her husband, we are requested to express the grateful sense she felt for the kindness and liberality of His Excellency the Governor and the benevolent individuals who subscribed to pay the passage money, amounting to £30 sterling. A few shillings over were paid for necessaries.

23-10-2007, 4:19 AM
I think this might fit in with Pudsey Jane's researches. Hely, Van Diemen's Land, it fits.