When I was going through some Irish records recently I found this which may record the marriage of my 4th Great Grandparents Michael Quirk and Honorah Costello. It is recorded as Michael Quirk & Haner Costolo in the transcription with their marriage dated 6th February 1836 in the parish of Lorrha and Dorrha, Tipperary, Ireland. More research is needed but I am extremely hopeful that this might be their record. My 4th Great Grandparents came to Australia in 1841 on the Gilbert Henderson leaving behind their infant daughter Mary with family. They were not reunited with Mary until 1858 when she arrived here on the Peter Maxwell along with her maternal Grandmother Ann Costello (nee Hogan), Aunt Ann Costello and Uncle John Costello. More of my blog posts concerning them can be found here and here.
These articles involve my 5th Great Grandmother Ann Puckeridge (nee Maund) and her son William Puckeridge (my half 4th Great grand Uncle). Ann was born in England and married her first husband Joseph Puckeridge around 1796. There are records of two children being baptised in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England for this couple Sarah (1799-?) and James (1800-?). Their lives took a turn in 1800, when Joseph was sentenced to death for stealing scotch ticking, this sentence was later remitted to transportation for Life. In 1801 Joseph, the convict and Ann his free wife arrived in Australia on board the ship Earl Cornwallis , their English born children's fate is unknown. They went on to have the following children in Australia: William (1802-1877), John (1804-1885), Ann Sawyer nee Puckeridge (1806-1882), Mary Ann (1809-1818), Richard (1812-1881), Joseph (1814-1857) and Henry (1817-1819). Joseph worked as a brickmaker in Australia and died in Sydney in 1818. In 1820 Ann married J