My name is Peter Dillon and the woman - Bridget Clune that you speak of was my great great Grandmother on my father's side. She married William Dillon a you mentioned and all the information we had was that she was adopted by the then Archbishop Clune/s or he was the Archbishop of Clune/s, in Co. Clare, Ireland. They were married in 1856.
They had 2 Children and left Plymouth, England with Margaret and Patrick on the Teresa on April 25th, 1862 and arrived in Brisbane in August 7th, 1862. William and Bridget settleds in Gympie, QLD when it was discovered and he became the local bootmaker. They had a further 6 children, one of whom was my Great Grandfather, Frederick John Dillon.
William died in 1887 and is buried in Gympie, and Bridget died in 1907 and is also buried in Gympie Qld. You will find buried there, their son Frederick John and his wife Harriet Anne Dillon ( nee Hooper) and their son Frederick Charles ( my grandfather) and his wife Ellen Magdalene Dillon ( nee Chisler) and my father Robert Francis Dillon, His brother, Waverley Dillon.
I am so pleased to have read this information and would like to know more if you have it about other branches of the family. We were unsure about Bridget's heritage - all that we knew was that she was an orphan who was raised by the Bishop and his wife . On william's side, his parents were Patrick Dillon anbd Norah ( Norry) Dillon nee Meaney.
I hope that this links some of the clues for you. I am happy to provide any further information on our side as my father then had 10 children and there are descendants further along this particular Dillon/Clunes line
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