Kinsella's in Australia
I'm looking for anything to do with Patrick Kinsella, my great-great-
grandfather. From what I have gathered from family members so far
(and it may not be exactly accurate!) he was born in Ireland and had
a wife and six children before migrating to Australia around the time
of the potato famine.
I do not believe that his first wife moved to Australia but I know
that he married Mary Jane Shannon (b. 1865) in 1890 in or around Glen
Innes. Patrick and Mary had six children (so Patrick had a total of
12 - 6 in Ireland and 6 in Australia). Edward Parnell Kinsella (my
great-grandfather) was the second of those six and was born in 1893.
Two of his sisters were named Nano and Clare (Clare was a teacher and
wrote the cursive writing book that many Australian students used in
I have been told that Patrick was a free settler, but I do not know
for sure. Does anyone know where the best place would be to start
looking for ship/transportation records from Ireland to Australia?