1.1 – 1st child of Samuel Anderson and Margaret Dunbar
Ann ANDERSON Michael CARBERRY
b. 20th April 1826 b. 1804/5
at Inverness, Scotland at Tyrone, Ireland
d. 10th June 1906 d. July 1855
at Kiama, NSW at Kiama, NSW
Ann was baptised at Croy and Dalcross on the 29th May 1826. She was aged 12 when she travelled with her family to Australia. Ann and Michael Carberry were married in 1842. They were to have a family of four children before Michael’s death in 1855.
Michael arrived on the ship “Asia” as did Ann and her family. Asia made a number voyages to the colonies, and the one on which Ann and her family arrived was the only voyage which wasn’t a convict voyage. So accordingly, Michael was a convict who arrived on Asia in 1832 under Master Stead. His trade was listed as weaver and soldier, from Tyrone, and his offence was stealing wine. After his Court Martial in Gibraltar on the 11th December 1830, Michael was sentenced to 7 years, his Prisoner’s Number being 32/393. He later received his Ticket-Of-Leave on the 19th April 1836, although under a recommendation made in November 1835 he was permitted to remain in the district of Patricks Plains. On his Certificate of Freedom, dated 11th May 1838, Michael’s complexion is described as ruddy, 5 feet 7 inches tall, dark brown hair, mixed with grey, grey eyes, and with partially missing eyebrows. Michael’s brother Francis, also a weaver and soldier from Tyrone, was sentenced to seven years also, at the same court-martial as Michael, on the same date. He was born the year before Michael, and his description was listed as being 5’7 ¾ “ tall, with a ruddy and pock pitted complexion, brown hair mixed with grey and grey eyes.
Michael was buried on the 7th July 1855 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Kiama, NSW. At the time of his death his occupation was listed as a farmer, although on two of his children’s baptism certificates he is listed as a settler and a labourer. Ann and Michael’s last child, their daughter Mary, was born several months after her fathers death. A note attached to Mary’s baptism stated that, “Mrs Carberry’s husband died a few months previous to the birth of this child.” Ann & Michael’s family were as follows:
1.1.1 Elizabeth (Betsie) CARBERRY b. 7th November 1844 at Jamberoo, NSW
1.1.2 Margaret (Maggie) CARBERRY b. 3rd February 1847 at Jamberoo, NSW
1.1.3 Francis CARBERRY b. 10th June 1850 at Jamberoo, NSW
1.1.4 Catherine CARBERRY b. 1853 at Kiama, NSW
1.1.5 Mary CARBERRY b. 23rd September 1855 at Jerrara, NSW.
On the 9th March 1857 (Reg: 1915) at Kiama, NSW, Ann Carberry (nee Anderson) remarried to Allan McLEAN. Allan was the son of John & Jessie McLEAN. He had been born on the Island of Tyree, Argyle, Scotland, and was baptised on the 13th June 1820. Allan & Ann were to have six children, bringing the total of Ann’s children to 11, before Allan’s death on the 29th December 1888 at Jamberoo, NSW. The Kiama General Cemetery Record stated that he had been born in June 1820, at Tyree, Scotland. The children of Ann’s marriage to Allen McLEAN were as follows:
1.1.6 Jessie McLEAN b. 1858 (reg: 8010)
1.1.7 Ann McLEAN b. 1860 (reg: 7762)
1.1.8 John Allan McLEAN b. Aug 1862 (reg: 8557)
1.1.9 Esther (Ettie) McLEAN b. 1863 (reg: 8640)
1.1.10 Flora McLEAN b. 1866 (reg: 9572)
1.1.11 Lillian McLEAN b. 1869 (reg: 12348)
Mrs Allan McLean
Among the numerous families who were forced, as it were, to leave their native heaths – owning to bad land laws to seek out homes if not fortunes in a then almost unknown country during the late thirties and early forties was one which emigrated from the parish of Croy, Inverness-Shire, Scotland to Australia in the year 1839. This family was Donald Anderson together with his wife and family comprising Ann, John, Samuel, Margaret and Catherine. Mr Donald Anderson remained in Sydney about twelve months, where Margaret died and shortly afterwards Mary McIntyre was born. Mr Anderson then decided to come to Illawarra, and in due course landed at Wollongong. Shortly after there arrival in Wollongong, this family, in common with hundreds of other families in those primitive days of advancement, found themselves perched on a bullock wagon surrounded with a load of general merchandise en route for Jamberoo. The first night of this dreary journey was spent at John Terry-Hughes station on the banks of the Macquarie Rivulet (now known as Albion Park). The next day the journey was resumed, and concluded, which in all human probability was hailed with delight by every member of the family, as it is said no pen could describe, nor the keenest imagination conceive the ‘emigrants’ feeling of those days, with nothing to see on either side of the rough track but dense bush or gigantic forests of trees, and no idea of any monetary future in front. At that time there was no sign of a house or a home between John Terry-Hughes station and Captain Hart’s Brewery at Woodstock, Jamberoo. No nothing but chained gangs of humanity, being driven like brute beasts to make roads by men far more coarser than those in the chain.