I’m trying to trace my 4th great grandparents, Edward Slavin/Slevin and Margaret McBride, in Armagh before they emigrated to Australia in 1857 onboard the ‘Echunga’. Which sailed from Liverpool on 30th May 1857.
On his death certificate in 1879, Edward’s parents are listed as “Edward Patrick Slavin – labourer” and “Mother’s name not known beyond Margaret”. Edward was recorded as being 47 years old in 1879 and being born in Armagh, Ireland (c. 1832). The passenger list for the ‘Echunga’ has him born c. 1831 from Armagh.
On her death certificate in 1866, Margaret’s parents are listed as “Francis and Margaret McBride”. She was recorded as being 38 years old in 1866 and being born in Armagh, Ireland (c. 1828). However on the passenger list for the ‘Echunga’ she was recorded as being 23 years old (c. 1834) from Armagh, she’s also listed as Mary A Slevin.
I’ve been able to find Edward and Margaret’s marriage on 28th Jan 1857 in Armagh. But I haven’t been able to find any records of birth or any family records that seem to fit for them so I’ve hit a bit of a brick wall. I was hoping someone here might know something about these families that may shed some light.