Further on my theory that Felix Morgan is the brother of my great-great-grandfather, John Morgan, DNA results do support this and also the fact that Felix's wife Mary, "Mrs Mary Morgan of Flinders Lane, sister-in-law," sponsored the migration to Australia in 1855 of Felix's sisters Margaret and Bridget on the ship Calliance. My great-great-grandfather John was also on the Calliance.
With help from Mary Ellen's great-grandson, Dr Philip Morgan who is a DNA connection with my family and many Morgan cousins I have done some further research on Felix and Mary Morgan's children, who would have been my great-grandmother's first cousins.
Alexander died not long after his birth in Ireland in 1853.
Agnes Ann was born in Richmond, Victoria in 1854 after Felix and Mary arrived in Australia. Agnes Ann died a Morgan in 1895 at the Prince Alfred Hospital, so never married.
Then Margaret died at the age of 2 years in 1860.
Also in 1860, Mary gave birth to Thomas who died in 1900 at the age of 40 years. I haven't found if Thomas married.
About the 4th of January 1863, Mary gave birth to twin daughters Mary and Ellen.
Mary died in Hosier Lane off Flinders Lane in Melbourne on the 18th of January at only 2 weeks of age. The cause of death was debility, born a twin and very weak from birth. Marasmus certified by L Martin
Ellen died on the 7th of March in 1863 Off Flinders Lane East Melbourne. Cause of death Marasmus, convulsions, certified by L Martin. age 10 weeks.
This may well have been the reason Mary went back to her parents in Ireland.
Notes from Mary Ellen's great-grandson, Dr Philip Morgan -
"Mary Ellen Morgan boarded the Norfolk in June 1864, accompanied by her children Agnes and Thomas. All ages fit.
Mary must have been pregnant at the time as John Patrick Morgan was born at Carrick-on-Suir Tipperary, Ireland on the 20th of December 1864.
In December 1865 Mary Ellen Morgan disembarked from the Royal Standard with children Agnes, Thomas and an unnamed third child.
Given Mary's straitened circumstances at that time, someone paid her and the children's fare, probably her father who was apparently prosperous and living in Carrickbeg, which is just over the bridge from Carrick on Suir."
|from familysearch.org, FHL film number 101103|