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ISSUE 21, JUNE 1989

Edmund Bourke born 1852 Derryhasna near Castleconnell town Co Limerick, son of Patrick and Margaret daughter of Patrick Bourke and wife Margaret daughter of John and Mary (nee Casey) Bourke of Errina, Clonlara, Co Clare. Sister, Annie Bourke. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Michael Commins born 1806 townland of Abbey in parish of Abbey Co Clare, son of Thomas and Catherine Commins. Married at Newquay townland c1830 Mary, daughter of John and Ellen (nee Lee) Conroy. Arrived Sydney 1 July 1850 on “Lloyds”. Farmed at “Waterholes”, Michelago where died,1891. Daughter, Catherine Cummins born circa 1833, married James Lawler of parish of Killinaboy, Co Clare. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Ned Corbett born in Cooga townland in Killadysert Parish, Co Clare, son of Michael and Bridget (nee Casey) Corbett. Brother Michael and sisters Honor, Bridget and Susan. Ned came to Australia. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

James Dixon born circa 1801 Woodfield in parish of Kilseily, Co Clare, son of George and Anne (nee Quinn) Dixon. Married at Corofin circa 1830 Ann, born circa 1810, daughter of William and Margaret (nee Bourke) Lysaght. Children: Ann, Mary, George, James, William, Patrick, Ellen, Margaret, Susan and Francis. James and Ann Dixon and daughter Ellen arrived Victoria circa 1851 and settled at Kyneton where he County Court Bailiff. Ellen aged 15 married Robert Charles Lambert, a mounted police trooper 10 November 1859, son of Dublin solicitor John Lambert. They had ten children. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Bridget, born circa 1805 Corofin, Co Clare. Married in Ireland, Patrick O’Toole. Arrived Victoria. Settled farming at Morrl-Morrl near Landsborough. Died 1895. Daughter Mary Ann O’Toole married William Currie. Their daughter, Matilda Currie married Reuben Victor Berry. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

William Gilmore born townland of Tullymore, Co Down, son of William and Margaret Gilmore. Arrived Melbourne July1859 in “Peter Maxwell”. Married at Heathcote 20 January 1971 Bridget, daughter of William and Margaret (nee Kenealy) Colbert from Co Cork. Farmed at Tooborac. Died 24 June 1927. Daughter, Margaret Anna Gilmore married John, son of Owen and Susan (nee O’Hare) Ellis from Co Clare. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Bridget Ann McCallim born circa 1840 Ennis, Co Clare, daughter of Laurence and Honoria (nee Maloney) McCallim. Arrived Victoria. Married at Ballarat 14 November 1862 John Lucas. Bullock driver. Settled at Ararat. No trace of her death. Seven children of whom Nora Caroline Lucas born 1871 married William Webber McGregor; children, William Henry, Alice Maude, Gertrude Mary and Alma Elizabeth. William Henry married Ruby Emilie Robson. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

Catherine Maloney born 1878 Whitegate, Co Clare or Co Cork, daughter of Martin and Bridget (nee Guilfoyle) Maloney. Arrived Fremantle WA 1892. Worked in Hotel Australia, Perth owned by relative John Guilfoyle. Brothers Patrick, Thomas and Peter and two sisters also came to WA. Catherine married in Perth 1901 James born 1860 son of John and Mary (nee Connell) Devine from Navan, Co Meath. He was in Kalgoorlie goldrush circa 1890 and discovered gold. Had dairy at Belmont, Perth 1900 then to “Hillside”, Frankland River where died. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

Thomas Kyle Minahan born circa 1828 Killaloe, Co Clare, son of Michael and Isabella (nee Hawthorn) Minahan. Arrived Melbourne 1864 in “African”. Bootmaker at Hotham (now North Melbourne). Had married in Liverpool 1852 Margaret daughter of James and Eliza (nee Hawthorn) Williamson. Died 1887. Daughter Isabella married Thomas Oliver. Their daughter Isabell Oliver married Ralph Charrett. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

John Nesbit born circa 1840 Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, son of William and Catherine (nee Farrell) Nesbit. Arrived Victoria. Married at Carisbrook 1865 Mary, daughter of Thomas and Bridget (nee Ryan) Sexton from Kildysart County Clare. Miner at Maryborough. Died 1904. Son, John Michael Nesbit married Sophia Maria Zinnecker. Their son, John Richard Nesbit married Florence Derbyshire. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Thomas Nestor and wife Margaret (nee Quinn) Nestor resided in parish of Carran, Co Clare. Arrived Australia 1846 in “Hooghly”. Son, John born 1843 married at Crafters SA 1971 Catherine Geary. Daughter, Catherine born 1874 married Robert David Watts 1908. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

John Sullivan born 1836 Co Kerry. Married 1856 Ann Hagerty. Arrived Freemantle WA 6 April 1859 in “Hamilla Mitchell” with Thomas born 1858. Farmed at York where died 1896, Son, Thomas married there Mary Ann, daughter of John and Mary Ann (nee Welch) Fields from Co Clare. Teamster till death 1896. Daughter, Monica Sullivan married Mitchell Volich. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.


Michael Brownrigg, convict, born circa 1831 Dublin, son of John and Ellen Brownrigg. Arrived Fremantle WA 31 August 1853 in “Phoebe Dunbar”. Married in Perth 7 July 1855 Winifred Mary, daughter of James and Brigid Ward of Ennis, Co Clare. Fitter and turner of Drummond’s flour mill, Toodyay. Daughter Winifred Mary born 1868 married Charles Frederick Thomas, son of George and Mary (nee Dynan from Derrycon, Mount Shannon, Co Clare) Thomas from Wales. Eight children. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

Thomas Byrns, later Burns, born 1835 Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. Married there August 1860 Margaret, daughter of Michael Howard. Arrived Melbourne 1 July 1863 in “Caduceus” with Mary aged 2. Worked for George Wyld at Westernport, then 1865 to Echuca. Twelve more children born. Son, Martin Sidney Matthew Burns born 1865 married Ruth Selwyn Ford. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

Anne Clancy born circa 1851 Co Clare, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (nee Hannen or Harmer) Clancy. To Victoria where married 1874 in St. Alpius, Ballarat, James, son of Michael and Margaret (nee Colter) Mangin. Son, Patrick Mangin born 1888 married Rachel Rebecca Ratcliffe. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

John Farrell born 1819 Muckalee parish, Co Kilkenny, son of Michael and Anne (nee Purcell) Farrell. Arrived Sydney 7 March 1842 in “Palestine” to work for R. S. Jamison. Married there 15 June 1847 Ellen, daughter of Simon and Ellen (nee McMahon) Clancy from Aghaglinny parish, Co Clare. Market gardener Parramatta. Children Annie, John Joseph and James. Died 8 June 1897 at Brisbane, Queensland. Daughter Annie born 1845 married Joseph Wendeline Heckelmann from Germany. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Mary Griffin born circa 1817 Tomgraney parish Co Clare, daughter of Patrick and Judith Griffin. Married circa 1842 Michael, son of Thomas and Margaret MacNamara of Tulla parish. Arrived Sydney 16 October 1852 in “Irene” with children Thomas and Margaret. Settled at Cardiff near Newcastle. Other children Michael and Mary Ann. Died 20 November 1893 at Cardiff. Daughter Margaret McNamara born 1849 married David Harrison. Children Mary Ann, John Alexander, Jane, Elizabeth, David Michael and Veronica. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Patrick Hehir born circa 1835 probably Lack in parish of Kilchreest, Co Clare, son of John and Mary (nee Cain variously spelt) Hehir. Married there circa 1860 Mary O’Dea. Arrived Sydney 1881 in “Peterborough” with eight children. Hotelkeeper at Braidwood where died 1909. Son, John born 1860 married Mary Johnson, five children of whom William John married Ellen Davis. The enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Robert McCann born circa 1820 Queen’s Co or Tipperary, son of Robert and Sarah (nee Cassidy) McCann, she from Tipperary. Convict, arrived in Sydney 22 August 1838 in “Westmoreland”. Married at East Maitland 7 May 1842 Bridget, daughter of Michael and Julia (nee Keating) Coffey from Co Kerry. Farmed at Phoenix Park, Morpeth where died, 24 September1894. Eight children of whom Sarah McCann born 1844 married Michael, son of John and Mary Honan from Co Clare and had seven children of whom John (1867-1919) married Ellen Dever. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

John Martin born circa 1842, son of Laurence and Mary (nee Johan) Martin of Co. Galway. Arrived Australia circa 1867. Married at Orange 1868 Sarah, daughter of William Cummins of the Burren, Co Clare whose wife was Mary Francis and had children Sara, Patrick, Catherine and Thomas all born In Ireland. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Ireland and Australia.

Michael Moloney born circa 1842 Co Clare, son of Edward and Bridget (nee Horan) Moloney. Married there circa 1864 Bridgid Hawkins. Arrived Sydney 1864 where died 1915. Ten children of whom daughter Agnes Frances Moloney born 1882 married Patrick, son of John Macklin from Co Wicklow. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Julia O’Brien born 1841 Cork City, daughter of John and Ellen (nee O’Neill) O’Brien. Arrived Portland Victoria 30 May 1860 in “Atlanta”. Married at Warrnambool 9 April 1861 Hugh, son of James Clifford of Carrickawick, Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh who arrived 5 September 1855 in “Cairngorm”. Eight children of whom Thomas Brien Clifford born 1880 married Lily Elizabeth, daughter of Patrick and Deborah Hassett from Co Clare. Eleven children. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Jane Rochford born 24 January 1844 Ballynahinch in parish of Kilnoe near Tulla Co Clare, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Hennessy) Rochford. Arrived Melbourne 13 January 1865 in “Great Australia”. Married at St. Kilda 4 June 1871 Michael O’Callaghan of Co Fermanagh ancestry. Children Mary Ellen, Patrick John, Michael, Stephen Thomas and Annie. Died 1918 Stanmore NSW. Son, Patrick John O’Callaghan born 1875, married Margaret, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Kennedy) Killalea from Boyle, Co Roscommon. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Ellen Sheridan born circa 1804 Ballinrobe Town, Co Mayo, daughter of Thomas and Mary (nee Burke) Sheridan. Married Thomas Farragher. Arrived Brisbane 22 June 1856 in “Persia” with daughter Margaret 20. Other daughters Ann and Mrs Bridget Gallagher and family arrived 1859 in “Annie Wilson”. Settled at Maryborough where died in 1886. Ann Farragher married Michael, son of Thomas and Bridget (nee Treacy) Ballinger from Rinroe in Kilkeedy parish, County Clare. Nine children of whom Ellen Ballinger married Joseph Maher. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Catherine Sweeney born circa 1836 Broadford, Co Clare, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee McDonnell) Sweeney. To Victoria where married at Williamstown 1859 Richard Holmes. Settled at Ballarat. Died 1907. Daughter Louisa Holmes married Samuel Phillips. Their son George Phillips married Catherine Harris. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.


Mary Bray, born circa 1790 in County Tipperary, daughter of Timothy and Mary (nee Davern) Bray. Married there circa 1807 Michael Quinlan. Arrived in Melbourne 21 August 1854 in “Stamboul” with sons Michael and Timothy and grandchildren John and Judith. Farmed at Moranding near Kilmore where she died 27 May 1869. Eight other children. Son, Michael, born circa 1822 in County Clare, married Mary Cooney, daughter of John and Mary (nee Harrison) Cooney from County Clare. They had ten children, of whom James Quinlan married Mary Mohr.

Mary Thecla Carroll, born 6 May 1851 at Ballinrush in parish of Kilworth, County Cork, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Scanlan) Carroll from Lismore, County Waterford. Arrived in Adelaide 30 July 1855 in “South Sea” with parents, and Ellen, Timothy, Johanna, Maurice, John, Patrick and Catherine, and later Margaret Agnes, 1858, and twins Brigit and Thomas. Settled at Ararat, Victoria. Died 5 June 1931 at Mininera. Mary Thecla Carroll married Thomas Smith, son of Thomas and Johanna (nee Crowe) Smith from Killaloe, County Clare. Thomas Smith got 100 pounds for finding gold at Emerald Flat, Moyreisk, Victoria in January 1861.

William Fitzell, born 2 February 1841 in County Kerry, son of William and Catherine (nee Baker) Fitzell. Protestant. Married in County Kerry, 18 July 1872, Catherine Augusta Pilkington, of Kilrush, County Clare. Arrived in Sydney circa 1899 with wife and children Catherine Amelia, Caroline, William and Sophia. Farmed at Balmore, near Dubbo. Died at Duri, near Tamworth, 1924. Son, William Fitzell, born 1880 at Tarbert, County Kerry, married Edith May Roberts and had children May Catherine, Isabella, Edith and Thelma of whom May Catherine, born 1908, married Robert Nicholas Rogenchamp.

Ellen McAuliffe, born 1859 in Sheeaun in Kilmaley parish, County Clare, daughter of Michael and Ellen (nee Garder-Scanlon) McAuliffe. Had sister Mary, 1853, and brother Patrick, 1856. All arrived circa 1878 in South Australia. Ellen McAuliffe married J. O’Brien and later J. Conelan. Patrick McAuliffe married Agnes Morony. Farmed at Hammond, South Australia and Katanning, Western Australia. Died at Perth, 1937.

Mary McGann, born circa 1827, in the parish of Kilmurry, County Clare, mother was a Cotter. Arrived in Sydney, 16 June 1855, in “Golden Era” with sister Ann McGann. Mary married at Maitland, 1860, Samuel Bishop. To Bulli. Children Elizabeth Jane, Charles, Samuel, Martha and Daniel.

James McMahon, born circa 1807 in County Clare. Married there, circa 1838, Catherine O’Neill, daughter of Patrick and Honora (nee Sinnane) O’Neill, born 1803 at Ballincally, County Clare. Arrived in Victoria. Farmed at Wychitell, near Charlton where he died 23 July 1880. Daughter, Bridget McMahon, born circa 1845 in Ennis, married Patrick O’Neill, son of Patrick and Bridget (nee Healy, or Hurley) O’Neill. They had children Catherine Ellen, Patrick, Michael, James, John and Bridget. Catherine Ellen married James Ryan.

James McMillin, born circa 1848 at Ballymote, County Sligo, son of John and Jane (nee Black) McMillin. Church of Ireland. Arrived in New Zealand. In armed constabulary until 1874. Married at Meanee, Hawkes Bay, 29 July 1878, Margaret Liddy, daughter of Michael Liddy of Tulla, County Clare. Eight children. Labourer at Tikokino, Hawkes Bay. Died Napier, 11 December 1934. Daughter, Mary McMillin, born 1880, married a Scot, George Hope.

Elizabeth Mangan, born 16 September 1842, in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, daughter of Timothy and Margaret (nee McInerney) Mangan. Arrived at Melbourne, 9 June 1854, in “Parsee” with parents and her sisters Catherine, Honora and Anne. Married in Presbyterian Manse, Ballarat, a Scot, James Stewart, a miner. Died Daylesford, 4 February 1929. Twelve children, of whom Alfred Stewart, born 1863, married Elizabeth McLean. Alfred and Elizabeth had children Mrs Helen McLelland, Alfred and Isabella who married Edward Mester.

Alice Connolly Moore, born circa 1833 in Dublin, daughter of John and Matilda (nee Brislow) Moore. Arrived in Melbourne circa 1851 where she married, 29 April 1854, a Scot, Robert Taylor Webber McGregor. Mined, then farmed at Inglewood, where she died 8 June 1910. Five children of whom William McGregor, born 1855, married Norah Caroline Lucas, daughter of John and Bridget Ann (nee McCallim) Lucas from Tasmania and County Clare. Four children of whom William Henry McGregor married Ruby E. Robson.

John O’Grady married, November 1851 in Roman Catholic Church in Ennis, County Clare, Mary McMahon. Arrived in Australia in July 1852 in “Chowinghee”. Brother Andrew and sister Honora later, all children of Cornelius and Honora (nee Kane) O’Grady of Shannaknock, County Clare.

Winifred Ward, born 1835, Ennis town, County Clare, daughter of James and Brigid (nee Miller) Ward. Arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia, 28 April 1853 in “Palestine”. Married in Perth, 7 July 1855, Michael Brownrigg, son of John and Ellen Brownrigg from Dublin. Settled at Toodyay. Children Ellen Mary, Catherine, Elizabeth and Winifred Mary. Winifred Ward Brownrigg died 13 September 1893 at Moonynooka near Geralton. Daughter, Winifred Mary Brownrigg, born 1868, married Charles Frederick Thomas Dynan.

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Michael Bradley, born 1836 – 1838 in O’Callaghan’s Mills town in parish of Killuran, County Clare, son of John and Catherine (nee McNamara) Bradley. Arrived Geelong, 31 January 1858, in “Bermondsey” with his sister Ann, born 1846. Michael married at Warrnamboul, 7 April 1863, Ann Egan where he died 16 November 1896. Farmed at Nirranda. Sixteen children of whom Teresa Mary, born 1880, married Robert Michael Forster. Five children of whom Thomas Michael Forster married Bertha Adeline King.

Sarah Byrne, born circa 1850 at Rathdrum, County Wicklow, daughter of Pierce and Anne (nee Keegan) Byrne. Arrived at Sydney, 22 February 1856, in “David McIver” with parents and siblings (Eliza, born circa 1837, Joseph, born 1839). Sarah married in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Sydney, 1 January 1872, William Castle. Their children were William Pearce, Mary Jane, John, Francis, George, Theresa and Sarah. Settled at Pyrmont. Died at Balmain. Sarah’s brother, Joseph Byrne, born circa 1839, married Harriet Wooton from County Clare and had eight children of whom of whom Joseph Pierce Byrne married Elsie Bulley.

Bridget Cain, variously spelled, born circa 1830 in Kilrush, County Clare. Orphan on assisted passage arrived at Melbourne, 25 January 1851, in “Pemberton”. Married in Portland Roman Catholic Church, 14 May 1851, John McCashney. Settled at Bullarto. Their son Henry McCashney, born 1856, married Mary Ann Robson, and their son, James Leonard McCashney, married Rose Margaret Capuano.

John Carmody, born circa 1833 in County Clare, son of Thomas and Ann (nee O’Loughnin, from County Galway) Carmody. To Victoria where he married at Duneed, Mt Moriac, 16 February 1858, Bridget Donoghue. Farmed at Colac where he died 3 November 1911. Fourteen children of whom James Alfred Carmody, born 1877, married Edith Charlotte Broome, daughter of sea captain James Broome. Children Violet Muriel, 1900, Cyril James, 1902, Eleanor Catherine, 1904, Joseph Sylvanus, 1907, Thomas Roland, 1909 and Thirza Helen, 1911.Violet Muriel Carmody married Percival Thomas Stevens.

William Delahunty, born circa 1827 in County Kilkenny. Arrived at Sydney where Jane Fletcher of County Clare arrived 8 December 1854 in “Lady Kennaway”. William Delahunty and Jane Fletcher married in Sydney, 9 January 1857 and had children Peter, William, Richard, Patrick, Mrs Mary Dains, Thomas, Helen, Mrs Letitia Gay, Mrs Margaret Gay, Mrs Nora Clark and Julia. Son, Thomas Delahunty, born 1867 at Walcha, married Mrs Letitia A. Boyden, who was the daughter of a Scot, John Maltman and his wife, Letitia R. Mulholland from Innishcarra, County Cork. Thomas Delahunty and Letitia Boyden had seven children of whom Ellen, born 1912, married Ernest Robertson Birrell.

John Dinan, born circa 1840 in Tulla, County Clare, son of Philip and Bridget (nee Stack, or Stackpool) Dinan. To Victoria where he married at Ballarat, 21 August 1862, Mary Hanrahan, daughter of Michael and Mary (nee Hennessy) Hanrahan. Butcher, including at Colac where he died 5 October 1908. Children William Philip, Mary, John Edward, Annie Margaret, Philomena Catherine, Agatha Derende, Ethel Ellen and Cecilia Bridget. Their daughter, Philomena Catherine, born 1874, married Michael Joseph Quinn and had children John Martin, Mildred Philomena, Mary Agatha and Michael Gerard. John Martin Quinn married Elizabeth Collins.

John Farrell (or O’Farrell), born circa 1825 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, son of Patrick and Margaret (nee Quinn) Farrell. Arrived in Australia circa 1839 aged 14. Married in Melbourne, 1857, Margaret McNamara, daughter of Patrick and Catherine (nee Sheedy) McNamara of Inchiquin, County Clare. Miner on the Victorian goldfields, then farmed at Waubra. Died 1918, aged 93. Children John, Catherine, Arthur Patrick, Eliza Esther and Sarah Ann.

Elizabeth Finn, born 1867, Kildysart, County Clare, daughter of John and Hannah Finn. Arrived Brisbane 24 November 1889 in “Merkara”. Married in St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Brisbane, 31 January 1894, John Sheahan. Settled at Brisbane, and died at Kedron Park, 8 September 1932. Children Mary, John, David, Eileen, Patrick and Veronica. Stepsister Elizabeth married John Purcell (son of Henry Purcell who arrived 1810 in “Annie II” and became a magistrate at Newcastle).

Patrick Hassett, born 1827 in County Clare, son of Michael and Mary (nee Macnamara) Hassett. Married there (Clareabbey?), 9 December 1852, Deborah Leyden. Arrived Portland, Victoria, 10 February 1856, in “Anna Maria” with Mary, born 1853. Eleven more children born at Dennington, near Warrnambool, where Patrick died 26 May 1905. Daughter Lily Elizabeth Hassett, born 1877, married Thomas Brien Clifford, son of Hugh and Julia Clifford of County Fermanagh.

Patrick Hickey, brother of Michael Hickey, born 1805, Martry, Rath, County Clare. Married Susannah. Arrived in Sydney in 1851 in “Carland”.

Walter Kent, born County Kilkenny, son of Lawrence and Alice (nee Fanning) Kent, she the daughter of Patrick and Kate (nee McKeown) Fanning of County Clare. Arrived in Portland, Victoria, 25 April 1854 with children Alice Elizabeth, Patrick, Anastasia Mary and Michael. Other children Thomas, James, Walter, Kate and Hilda. Walter Kent was a contractor.

Julia Kiely, nee Murphy, widow of Patrick Kiely of Dough, County Clare. Arrived in Sydney in 1840 in “Adam Lodge” with children Mary, Thomas and Susan. Susan Kiely married at Armidale, 18 November 1844, Michael Jennings. Eight children of whom Margaret Jennings married Richard Whately Holmes.

John McGrath, born circa 1822 in Innis, County Clare. Married there Johanna Ryan. Arrived in Brisbane, 13 September 1852, in “Rajahgobaul” with son Patrick. Battery feeder at Gympie goldfield. Other children Bridget, Johanna and Mary. Died 23 August 1902 at Monkland, Gympie. Daughter, Bridget McGrath, born circa 1854, married Joseph O’Keefe, son of Joseph and Mary O’Keefe from Mallow, County Cork and had ten children of whom Annie Maria O’Keefe, born 1881, married Samuel Charles Burt.

Patrick O’Dea, born 1829 – 1833 in County Clare, son of Patrick and Mary O’Dea. Arrived Adelaide, South Australia, 8 May 1854 in “Time and Truth” with parents and Patrick 21, John 19, Mary 17, Margaret 8 and possibly Thomas 15. Patrick married Catherine McInnes and farmed at Mt Pleasant, South Australia, where he was district councillor. Eight children of whom Patrick, born 1865, married Fanny Hooper.

John O’Donohoe, born 1846, Cohaska, County Clare, son of Michael and Elizabeth (nee Russell) O’Donohoe. Married at Corofin, 1872, first cousin Ellen Norah Hickey, born circa 1846, Martry, Rath, County Clare, daughter of Michael and Ellen (nee Russell) Hickey. Children Katherine, Mary Ellen, Bridget, Alice, Margaret, Elizabeth and John. John O’Donohoe had brothers Thomas O’Donohoe who settled at ‘Hardwich’, Camden, New South Wales, and Martin O’Donohoe, born 1838, a police magistrate at Bowen, Queensland.

Martin Quinn, born circa 1815 in County Clare, son of John and Bridget (nee Mullins) Quinn (sometimes spelled Quin). Arrived in Australia circa 1851. Married at Bendigo, Victoria, 27 May 1857, Mary Howard, daughter of Peter and Nonora (nee McEnerney) Howard of Toovaliara, County Clare. Farmed at Axedale. Children Julia, Honora, Michael, Margaret, Mary, Martin, John, Peter, Thomas and Bridget. Son, Michael, born 1862, married Philomena Catherine Dinan and they had four children of whom John Martin Quinn married Elizabeth Collins. They had eight children of whom Leo Martin Quinn married Thora Mary Hocking.

Ellen Russell, born circa 1815, Martry, Rath, County Clare. Married 1839 Michael Hickey, born there 1805. Her sisters Norah, Elizabeth and Bridget Russell. Children of Michael Hickey and Ellen Russell Mrs Ann Hickey, Matthew, Mrs Catherine McMahon and Mrs Ellen O’Donohoe.

Martha Taylor, born circa 1830 at Derrykeeran, in Tartaraghan parish, Portadown, County Armagh, the daughter of William John and Annie (nee Abraham) Taylor. Wesleyans. Arrived in Melbourne in 1851 in “Henry Lorrequer”. Settled at Kangaroo Ground, Eltham, where her brothers Abraham and William John Taylor settled. Martha married Melbourne, 9 November 1852, Samuel Cameron from Canada. Four children of whom William Alexander Cameron, born 1855, married Ellen, daughter of Clare man Patrick and Bridget (nee Morrissey, from County Galway) Kierce. Their daughter, Mary Ellen Cameron, married George Frederick Earl.

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Martin Bourke, born late 1850s in Ennis, County Clare, son of Patrick and Mary (nee Talty) Bourke. Arrived in Melbourne late 1875 in “Northumberland”. Married at Sale, 1887, Honora O’Shea.

Mrs Bridget (Hogan) Bourke, or Burke, widow of Patrick Bourke of Ballybroghan in Ogonnelloe parish, County Clare, evicted from home in 1860. Son, James Bourke, born 1831, arrived in Melbourne and settled at Whittlesea, 1853. After retribution on landlord’s son, brother Patrick with William and Mary arrived circa 1863. Patrick Bourke married Mary Quigley from County Fermanagh and settled, circa 1870, at Hurstbridge. Children Bridget and Anne, spelled Bourke, and James and Edward, spelled Burke.

William Patrick Hennessy, born 16 May 1872, Milltown, County Clare, son of Michael and Mary (nee McGannon) Hennessy. Arrived in New Zealand circa 1877 with his parents and brothers John, Thomas and Michael and sisters Maria, Margaret and Annie. Hotel-keeper at Fairdown, West Coast. Daughter, Elizabeth Jane Hennessy, born 1907, married William Harold Elliott and had children William Robert and Bebe Elizabeth. Bebe Elizabeth Elliott married Joseph William James.

Michael Hickey, born 1805, married Ellen Russell of Martry in the parish of Rath, County Clare. Children Anne, born 1839 (married Michael Hickey, 1865), Matthew, born 1841, Catherine, 1844 (married John McMahon of Ballynacarhagh, parish of Kiltoraght, County Clare), Ellen, born c.1846 – 1850 (married first cousin, John O’Donhue of Cohaska and settled in Queensland).

Ann Leahy, born 1838 in County Tipperary. To Sydney, where she married, 1855, Peter Wiley. Settled at Carnham, Victoria. Children Robert, Margaret Ann, John Patrick and Elizabeth Jane. Robert Wiley, born 1856, married Norah Wolfe, daughter of John and Mary (nee O’Grady) Wolfe from County Clare. Their son, John Stanley Wiley, married Maud Maddock.

Martin McDonnell, born 1830 in County Clare, the son of John and Honora (nee Deveny) McDonnell. To Victoria. Married at Bendigo in 1860 Mary, daughter of Tim and Johanna Quillinan from County Clare. Court crier at Castlemaine and was at Amherst Talbot, 1860 – 1880. Children Cath, Jim, Tom, Mary and Michael. Cath McDonnell married a man named Brady.

John McGrath, of Birchfield townland, County Kilkenny, married Bridget Langton. Children Peggy, born 1827, Patrick, born 1829 (died 1880), James, 1832 (died 1885), Ellen, born 1834 (died 1901), Mary, born 1836 (died 1912) and Cathleen, born 1840; all baptized in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Kilkenny city. Patrick McGrath arrived in Melbourne circa 1857 and served with the Victoria Mounted Police, 1858 – 1862, then publican in Bendigo. He married Jane Ryan, from Killaloe, County Clare. James McGrath, a publican at Serpentine Creek, married Jane Pooleett (nee Eden).Only male issue of family was John Patrick Langton McGrath, 1884 – 1970.

Margaret McNamara, born circa 1825, Inchiquin, County Clare, daughter of Patrick and Catherine (nee Sheedy) McNamara. Arrived in Australia in 1848 in “Courier” with Stephen John Leyden and Margaret, from Inagh, County Clare. All went to the Victoria gold-fields. Margaret McNamara married in Melbourne, 1857, John Farrell. Settled at Wauba. Children John, Margaret, Catherine, Arthur Patrick, Eliza Esther and Sarah Anne.

Bridget Minogue, born circa 1829, Clonrush parish, County Galway (later County Clare), daughter of Daniel and Julia (nee Mannix) Minogue. Married in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 30 November 1850, Peter Lyons. Arrived in Victoria circa 1852. Gold-miner at Long Gully (Bendigo). Died 1905. Children Elizabeth, Julia, Daniel, Peter, John, Bridget, Ann, Thomas, Henry and William.

John O’Halloran, born circa 1861, County Clare, the son of Stephen and Ann (nee Pearce) O’Halloran. To Victoria where he married at Timor, 29 October 1898, Elizabeth Harriet Stevens. He worked as a baker.

Jane Prittie, born before 1850 in County Tipperary, daughter of John and Frances Prittie, of Killaloe. Church of Ireland She went to New Zealand.

Eliza Ring, born circa 1801 in Mallow, County Cork, daughter of Edmund and Sarah (nee McMahon) Ring, she of Kilshannig in Rathcormac parish, County Cork. Eliza Ring married Edward Gillespie in O’Briensbridge parish, County Clare. Arrived in Sydney in “Lady Elgin”, 4 August 1854 with son John; her son Thomas was already there. John Gillespie, born circa 1836, married Charlotte, daughter of John and Margaret Allison from Nenagh, County Tipperary. Ten children of whom John Gillespie married Mary Eliza Andrews.

John Rush, born 1836 – 1840 at Dooish, near Drumquin town in parish of Longfield West, County Tyrone, the son of William Rush. Arrived in Sydney, 24 February 1861 with his brother Michael in “Hotspur”. Married at Clarence River, 1874, Ellen Barry. Ten children of whom Catherine Rush, born 1889, married Harry Parkes, son of Sir Henry Parkes, Prime Minister of Australia variously from 1872 to 1891. Annie Therese Rush, born 1892, married Norbert McMahon, son of Michael and Mary (nee O’Halloran) McMahon from County Clare and had children Phyllis Mary and Nance Patricia.

Martin Slattery, born at Broadford, County Clare, son of Denis and Bridget (nee Connell) Slattery. Arrived at Melbourne. Married at Tarraville, Martha Cullen. Bootmaker at Heyfield. Children Denis, Mary, Michael, William, Thomas and Margaret. William Slattery married Agnes Brennan and had children John, born 1913, Michael, born 1929.


Anne Allen, born 2 October 1858 at Mountshannon, County Galway (later transferred to County Clare), daughter of Henry and Alice (nee Bouchier) Allen. Married in Holylake, Cheshire, Church of England, a Scot, George Lowe. She died in England 16 April 1919. Widower George with five of their children arrived in Victoria where he worked as a golf professional at Queenscliffe. Son, Alexander Stewart Lowe, born 1888, married Hilda May Howes.

Family history book published: “From Doonass to Gunning,” by Mrs Barbara Moore. Doonass is a parish on the River Shannon in County Clare across from Limerick city. Barbara’s ancestors Laurence and Catherine (nee Larkins) Bartley came from Doonass, arriving in Sydney on 30 January 1838 in the “Strathfieldsaye”.

John Bushell, born circa 1833 at Ennistymon, County Clare, son of John and Mary (nee Burke) Bushell. Married there, circa 1854, Catherine, daughter of James Ahern. Arrived in Melbourne, January 1864, in “Great Australia” with children Patrick, Martin, John, Margaret and Thomas. Worked as a tailor at Collingwood where Michael (born 1866) and John (died 22 August 1905) were born. Another son, Thomas Bushell, born 1864, married Ida Mary Louisa King.

Walter Costolloe, born 1832 in Clonrush, County Galway, now White Gate, County Clare, son of Walter and Catherine (nee Maguire) Costolloe. Arrived in Melbourne in March 1852 in “Lady Elgin”. Married at Epping at Darebin Creek, 1 May 1856, Alice, daughter of John and Julia (nee Guilfoyle) Dee. Children Mary, Catherine, Julia, John, Thomas Walter, Margaret, Patrick, Alice and Annie. Died Ballieston, 29 July 1882. Thomas Walter Costolloe, born 1865, married Annie Mary Bish and had sixteen children of whom Blanche Ellen Costolloe married Patrick O’Neil.

John Cready, or Creedy, born 1820 in Knockatour, Gortalougha, Inagh parish, County Clare, son of Owen and Winifred (nee Berry) Cready. Married, at Knockatour in 1846, Mary, daughter of Edward and Bridget (nee McGrath) Quinn of parish of Inagh, County Clare. Arrived in Brisbane, 9 July 1852, in “Maria Somes”. Farmed at Grandchester where he died 26 May 1904.

Family history book published. “The Crowe family” by H.B. Forrest. The Crowe family of Cloonfadda, Killaloe, County Clare had three booklets published in connection with the family reunion held on 26 April 1987 in Victoria of descendants of John Crowe, who married Mary Sinnott. One booklet deals with the Crowe family, another with the Sinnott family and the third booklet on various later family connexions.

Mary Devine, born circa 1848, County Londonderry, daughter of Burnett and Nancy Devine. Arrived at Maryborough, Queensland, 30 August 1870, in “Flying Cloud”. Died Brisbane, 22 July 1876. Daughter, Mary Ellen, married Michael Joseph Honan, son of John and Mary (nee O’Doherty) Honan from Miltown Malbay, County Clare and had five children of whom Sarah Jane Honan married Alfred Barkley.

Martha Dwyer, born circa 1809 in County Clare, daughter of Philip and Annie (nee Keogh) Dwyer. Arrived in Sydney, 5 July 1834, in “David Scott”. Married in St Mary’s, 21 January 1839, convict Jeremiah Darby Murray. Farmer and hotel-keeper, Airds-Campbelltown, Bowning. Died St Phillip’s Street, Parramatta, 23 March 1889. Children Ann Mary, born1840, Charles Henry, 1841, Jeremiah, 1844. Charles Henry Murray married Emma Jane, daughter of Michael and Susan (nee O’Hehir) Macnamara of Clooney, County Clare. They had six children of whom Frederick John Murray, a Boer War soldier, married Emma Eliza Pullen.

William Frewin, born circa 1823 in Castleconnell, County Limerick, son of Thomas and Sarah (nee Dinnon) Frewin. Brothers Thomas and John and sister Elizabeth. Convicted at Limerick City, 6 January 1848, of harbouring a felon. Transported in “Bangalore”. Married in Melbourne, 30 January 1852, Mrs Elizabeth (nee Smith) Cosgrove from County Clare. Settled at Bendigo where he died 1898. Children Elizabeth, Ellen, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth Ann, John and Catherine.

Richard Heaton, born 1825 in King’s County, son of Michael and Mary (nee McMahon, of County Clare) Heaton. Married in Clara parish, in 1852, Martha, daughter of Col. Cathcart of County Clare. Arrived in Sydney in 11852 in “Bonnington” on which Elizabeth was born. Farmed at Penrith where he died 1902. Other children Myria, Jane, Theresa, John, Michael, Thomas, Richard, Joseph and Robert. Richard Heaton married Jane Fury. Their daughter, Ellen, married William Henry Duke.

Henry Joseph Kelly, born 1832 in Dublin, son of Timothy and Theresa Kelly. To Sydney where he married in St Mary’s, 28 April 1856, Catherine Quinlivan from County Clare. Settled at Bankstown where street in Punchbowl called Kelly by him and another Catherine after his wife. Died 1923.Had family of six sons and three daughters one of whom became a nun.

Bridget McGrath, born circa 1801 at Knockatour, Gortalougha, parish of Inagh, County Clare, daughter of Denis and Winnie (nee Cready) McGrath. Married in Inagh parish, circa 1820, Edward Quinn. Arrived in Queensland, circa 1861, with children Susan, Mary, Catherine, Edward and John. Settled at Granchester where she died 1879. Her son, John Quinn, born 1843, married Ellen O’Brien and had children Mary, Mary Agnes, Anne, Bridget, Edward, John and Ellen. Their son, John Quinn, born 1879, married Bridget Lenihan.

John Morony, born circa 1797, Ennistymon, County Clare. Arrived South Australia, 1852, with children John, born 1830, Mary, Agnes and Thomas. Farmed at Wilmington where he died 1882.

John O’Brien, born circa 1812 at Meelick, County Clare across from Limerick city, son of Dennis and Mary (nee Crowe) O’Brien. Married there, 1833, Margaret, daughter of James and Ann (nee Sheridan) Gallagher. Ten children. Arrived Sydney, 16 March 1839, in “Aliquis”. Settled at Glebe. Daughter, Mary Agnes O’Brien, born 1848, married William Pritchard.

Mary Diana Ryan, baptized 22 October 1828 at Killaloe, County Clare, daughter of John and Mary (nee O’Brien) Ryan. Her mother arrived at Geelong, 1860, in “Ocean Chief” with brothers John and Patrick. Married in United Presbyterian Church there, 14 August 1854, Frederick Barton Parrott. Nine children. Died 1908 at Geelong. Son, William Parrott, born 1855, married Frances Andrews and had ten children of whom Frederick Leslie Andrews Parrott married Ada Eveline Brittain.

Elizabeth Anne White, born circa 1825 in County Clare. Arrived Portland, Victoria, where she married, 31 January 1846, James Shone. Nurse. To Mt Gambier, South Australia. Daughter, Catherine Shone, born 1854, married James, son of Michael O’Connor of Gashaboy townland, County Cork who arrived in Adelaide, South Australia, circa 1865. Their son George Charles O’Connor married Sarah Jean Scott.


John Butler born circa 1840 Thurles, Co Tipperary, son of Thomas and Lucy (nee McManus) Butler. Weaver. Married in South Africa 1860 to Bridget Coyne or Kyne from Co Clare. Arrived New Zealand in “Maori” with Mary (1861-1941) and Ellen (1863-1940). Others born Pukekohe and other places in New Zealand. Frank, Joseph, Thomas, William, Andrew, Lucy, Teresa, James and Agnes. Died 1911 Aukland. Ellen married Coon. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Patrick Thomas Byrne born circa 1824 Clonoulty, Co Tipperary, son of Thomas and Mary Byrne. Arrived Sydney 1851. Married at Parramatta 19 February 1855 Annie, daughter of Michael O’Halloran of Dunass Co Clare. To Victoria 1856 where publican and farmer from 1873. Died at Chiltern 25 April 1888. Children: Thomas, Johanna, Mary, Johanna (2), Michael, Kath, Annie, Hanorah and twins Patrick and Margaret born 1871. Patrick married Margaret Ellen, daughter of John King and Annie (nee Riordan) Jamieson from Broadford, Co Clare; seven children of whom Majorie born 1915 married Mervyn Kelly. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Edmond Canny born 1810 Co Clare, son of Bryan and Catherine (nee Faircloth) Canny. Married Bridget Coughlan. Arrived Melbourne 1861 in “Champion of the Seas” with children Bryan and Margaret. Wife and children Michael, Catherine, Ellen, William and Marie arrive early 1863 in “Great Tasmania”. Farmed at Wangaratta where died 3 May 1885. Son, Bryan born 1839 at O’Callaghan’s Mills, Co Clare married Anne Fitzgerald of Ennistymon of Co Clare. Seven children of whom William Bryan Canny married Emilie Ann Oliver. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Patrick Carmody born circa 1832 Ennistymon, Co Clare. Married there 22 February 1854 Mary Hayes of Nicker in parish of Grean, Co Limerick. Arrived Brisbane 1854 in “Monsoon”. Children: John, William, James, Mary Ann, Patrick, Michael, Thomas, Catherine, Margaret and Joseph. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Patrick Donnellan of Garrynagry in the parish of Kilmaley, Co Clare. Married (1) Mary Guthrie and had children Bridget 1847, Michael 1849 and John 1851. After Mary’s death Patrick married (2) Margaret McGann and had Matthew born 1860. Michael and John Donnellan arrived in Australia. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Bridget Gallery born 1 March 1824 Ennistymon, Co Clare, daughter of John and Bridget Gallery. Married in Kilmaley RC Church 22 January 1845 Richard Daffy. Resided near Ennis. Six children of whom Michael Daffy born circa 1860 married Hannah Lee, daughter of William and Jane (nee Robison) Murray of Co Tyrone. Six children of whom Richard Murray Daffy married Ivy Gwladys Anna Potts who later married Alexander Edward Vurlow. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Mary Leigh born circa 1811 Co Clare. Married there 1827/30 Patrick O’Dea. Widow arrived Port Adelaide, South Australia 8 November 1849 in “Duke of Wellington” with children Nancy (21), Patrick (19), Michael (16), John (14), Mary (7) and Michael Daniel (5). Settled at Tungkillo. Died 7 October 1967 at Cudlee Creek. Son Patrick married Catherine McInnes. Seven Children one of whom married Patrick married Fanny Hooper. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Peter McNally born circa 1816 Co Armagh, son of Peter and Bella (nee Rooney) McNally. Married there circa 1835 Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Margaret McCaughley. Arrived Geelong 3 September 1852 in “Bourneuf” with Charles (16), Isabella (13), Daniel (9), Peter (6) and Eliza (3) and baby Margaret died on voyage. Farmed at Waubra. Daniel married Annie, daughter of Patrick and Bridget (nee Griffin) Kelly from Co Clare. Fourteen children of whom Mortimer married Ada May Jones. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Julia Ann O’Brien born 1840 Killadysert, Co Clare, daughter of John and Margaret (nee Nash) O’Brien. Arrived Melbourne 1852 in “Herald of the Morning”. Settled at Cheltenham where died 1874. Married in Melbourne 2 May 1860 Joseph, son of James Orr of Keady, Co Armagh. Children Joseph William 1862, Alfred John 1864, Julia Ann 1868 and Louisa June 1872. Julia Ann married John Chapman, children; Jack 1900, Reuben 1902, Florence 1907 and George Thomas 1910. The Enquirer seeks relatives.

Kate O’Doherty born 4 April 1847 Kilmaley parish, Co Clare, daughter of Martin and Mary (nee Frawley) O’Doherty. Arrived Brisbane. Married at Toowoomba 16 October 1869 John, son of James and Bridget (nee Ryan) O’Brien of Ennis, Co Clare. Farmed at Flagstone. Died at Lilydale, Helidon 19 October 1918. Children; Mrs Mary McNamara, Mrs Margaret Cuddity, James, John, Mrs Catherine Mary Hitzke, Cornalius, Patrick, Daniel, Mrs Bridget O’Brien, Patrick and Mrs Jane Corbett. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland.

Tulla, Co Clare. Those from the parish of Tulla or whose ancestors lived there are invited to send information about their ancestors and relatives and SSAE for inclusion in a register of Tulla descendants in Australia and New Zealand being complied free of charge by an Irish Link member.

John Wolfe born 1823 Co Clare, son of John and Bridget (nee Hickey) Wolfe. To Sydney where married Mary, daughter of John and Norah (nee Toohey) O’Grady from Co Clare. Children; William, John, Mary, Norah, Bridget and James. Died at Daylesford 17 August 1876. Norah married Robert Wiley and their son John Stanley married Maud Maddock. The Enquirer seeks relatives in Australia and Ireland

ISSUE 28, MARCH 1991

Ellen Allen, born circa 1823 in Mountshannon, County Galway (later in County Clare), daughter of John and Rebecca (nee Williams) Allen. Married in Mountshannon Church of Ireland, 30 October 1848, to Andrew Carroll, son of James and Annie (nee Young) Carroll of Mountshannon. Arrived in Sydney, 8 April 1852 in “Agincourt”. Settled at Darlinghurst. Only Annie, born 1859, survived of their six children. She married, firstly, 1880, George Murdoch; and secondly, 1892, Samuel Mason and had issue with both.

Michael Fogarty, born circa 1835, Conicar, County Galway, son of John and Ellen Fogarty. Married in 1856 to Catherine Hogan from County Clare. Arrived in Melbourne in 1864 in “Empire of Peace” with Patrick, 6, Mary, four and infant Anne. Farmed at Inglewood where five more children were born. Catherine became a nun, Edward, Ellen, Mrs Margaret Boswell and Jim. Patrick Fogarty married Catherine Egan, daughter of Julia (nee Casey) Egan from County Kilkenny in 1885.

Patrick Gildea, born 1828 in County Clare. Married there Honora, daughter of Patrick and Julia (nee Curran) Lenane. Arrived in Australia circa 1872 with children, Mary, Bridget and Margaret. Farmed at Claretown, Bungaree where he died 10 September 1915. Daughter, Margaret Gildea, born 1872, married in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat, 9 July 1890, Thomas John Miller, son of John and Catherine (nee Diviney) Miller from County Tyrone. Their children were Robert James, John, Thomas John, Mary Jane, Catherine Devine and Teresa Elizabeth.

Johanna Liddy, born circa 1831 – 1832 in Killaloe parish, County Clare or the parish of the same name in County Kilkenny. Daughter of Matthew and Mary May (nee Hickey) Liddy. Arrived in Victoria. Married in Tarraville Roman Catholic Church, 8 December 1856, Englishman Robert Knight. She died 15 March 1899. Her son, Matthew Knight, born 1859, married Ellen Ratcliffe. Their daughter, Johanna Knight, married Allan Reeves.

James McMahon, born circa 1816 in County Clare, son of James and Bridget (nee O’Shannassy) McMahon. Arrived in Australia. Married in Melbourne, April 1841, Winifred Boland. Settled at Brighton where he died 1890. Eight children of whom William McMahon, born circa 1853, married Ann Nunn. Children Benjamin James, William Charles and Thomas. Benjamin James McMahon married Christina M. Smith.

Stephen Ryan, born circa 1826 in O’Briensbridge, parish of Killaloe, County Clare, son of Michael and Mary (nee Tracy) Ryan. Married there, 11 May 1851, Bridget Minahan, daughter of Michael and Mary (nee Ward) Minahan. Arrived Adelaide, 25 September 1851, in “Navarino” with brother Michael, aged 18. To Port Melbourne, 1856, where he worked as a grocer. Children Michael Patrick, Mary, Denis, Thomas, James, John, Bridget, Theresa and Catherine. Died 11 April 1872 at Port Melbourne. Son, Michael Patrick Ryan, born circa 1852, married Margaretta Dillon and had children James, Charles, Emma, John, William, Margaretta, Alfred, Joseph, Thomas and Michael.

ISSUE 29, JUNE 1991

Richard Daffy, born circa 1820 in County Clare. Married in Kilmaley Church near Ennis, 22 January 1845, Bridget Gallery. Sons Patrick and Michael (of a family of six) arrived in Australia. Michael, born circa 1860, married Hannah Lee, daughter of William and Jane (nee Robinson) Murray from County Tyrone.

Patrick Devereux, born circa 1833 in County Clare, son of Michael and Margaret (nee Barry) Devereux. Arrived in Melbourne in August 1864 in “Blue Jacket”. Married at Warrnambool, 2 June 1865, Bridget (who arrived in May 1865 in “Shalimar”), daughter of James and Bridget (nee Brody) Challue from County Clare. Settled at Port Fairy where he died 12 August 1907. Children Mary Alice, Catherine, Bridget, Beatrice, Margaret, Michael and James. Mary Alice Devereux, born 1867, married Robert Kennedy Barker and had eight children, one of whom, Joan Agnes Barker, married Thomas Patrick Sinnott.

Bridget Gorman, born circa 1833 in Tulla, County Clare, daughter of Arthur Francis and Ellen (nee Taylor) Gorman. Arrived in Sydney, 8 January 1839, in “Charles Kerr”. Married in St Mary’s Anglican Church, West Maitland, 7 May 1849, Richard Yardy. Settled as tailor and farmer at Dungog. Children Mrs Mary Ann Neilson, John, Mrs Jane Kennedy, William, Mrs Rose Hanna Ikin. Died 24 January 1907 at Dungog. Son, William Yardy, born 1856, married Jessie Elizabeth McLennan and had nine children, one of whom, William John Yardy, married Alice Grace Amos.

Editorial feature on Paddy Hannan form County Clare, noted gold prospector in Kalgoorlie. “The beginning and end of the golden mile.”

Patrick Kelly, born approx. 1812 – 1818 in County Clare, son of Mortimer and Honora (nee Halpin) Kelly of Lisdeen townland, parish of Kilfearagh. Married Bridget, daughter of Peter Griffin. Arrived in Melbourne, 24 July 1855, in “South Carolina” with children Martin, 14, Mortimer Francis, 13, Mary, 12, Annie, 8, Honora, 7, Patrick James, 4 and James, 2. Policeman, then farmer at Bridgewater-on-Lodden where he died 23 February 1892. Daughter Annie Kelly married Daniel Arthur McNally, son of Peter and Elizabeth (nee McCaughley) McNally. Thirteen children, one of whom, Mortimer McNally, married Ada Mary Jones.

Hugh Andrew McCurtin of Newbridge, County Kildare, is related to John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia, 1935–1939 and 1941–1945. The widow, Mrs Curtin, resided at Cottesloe, Western Australia, in her latter days and other relatives settled in the Creswick area of Victoria. The Curtins date back to the McCurtins of Corcomroe, County Clare who were bards and poets from the 14th century to the 19th century.

John McGann, born circa 1831, County Clare, son of John and Mary (nee Custin) McGann. Arrived in Melbourne, 20 January 1860, in “White Star”. Married at Bendigo, 23 November 1874, Bridget Flaherty. Farmed at Diggora, near Elmore. Eleven children, one of whom, Eileen McGann, born 1892, married Archibald Elliott in 1913.

Mary Dora McMahon was a relative of the famous Patrick Sarsfield of Limerick. Mary Dora was a granddaughter of Patrick McMahon of Cloonteen, County Clare. He married in 1857 Dora MacDonough, a relative of Patrick Sarsfield. Mary Dora McMahon married Dr John Daly of County Tipperary in 1923, and was created a Dame of the British Empire for her charitable work.

Thomas O’Brien, born 1840in County Kerry, son of Michael and Sarah (nee Cashel) O’Brien. Married at Corofin, County Clare, 1862, Ellen Roberts. Policeman. Retired to Sydney where he died 1919. Son, William O’Brien, born 1869, married Mary Ellen Ladden. Their daughter, Sheelah O’Brien, married George James Holman.

Louise Frances O’Flaherty, baptised 24 August 1857 at Oughterard, County Galway, daughter of grocer William and Catherine (nee Canavan) O’Flaherty. Arrived at Queensland. Married at Ipswich, 7 March 1877, Thomas Ryan. Farmed at Danderoo via Emu Vale. Died at Yangan, 30 November 1912. Nine children, one of whom, Kate Ryan, married William Francis Devitt, son of Thomas and Bridget (nee Bushell) Devitt from Ennistymon, County Clare. Triplets born, 18 July 1907, Kathleen survived, Eileen Bridget, 1909, Mary Josephine, 1912, William Francis, 1915, twins 1921, Erin Clare survived. Eileen Bridget Devitt married Edward Thomas Osborne.

Denis Ryan, born circa 1841 in Ballina, parish of Templeachally, near Nenagh, County Tipperary, son of John and Mary (nee Hackett) Ryan. Arrived in Melbourne in 1865 in “Lightning”. Married at Warrnambool, 27 October 1869, Mary Gleeson, daughter of Matthew and Bridget Gleeson of County Clare. Farmed at Warrnambool where he died 19 November 1906. Ten children, one of whom, Patrick Ryan, born 1890, married Mary Ann Fitzgerald and had fourteen children, one of whom, Denis Ryan, married Lyla Turner.


Patrick Bennett, born circa 1812 in Scariff, County Clare, son of George and Elizabeth (nee Brady) Bennett, latter from County Waterford. Married, firstly, in Ireland, Ellen, daughter of James and Mary Minogue. Arrived in Adelaide in 1846 in “Hoogley” with children Ellen, James and George. Settled at Gardiner’s Creek, Toorak, Melbourne. Married, secondly, at Toorak, 1859, Margaret, daughter of John and Catherine (nee Carty) Connelly of Tulla, County Clare. Ten children of whom George Bennett, born 1843, married Emma Russell. They had eleven children of whom Albert Henry Bennett, born 1894, married Ada Droscher.

Martin Bourke, born circa 1816 in the parish of Quin, County Clare, son of John and Mary Bourke. Arrived in Sydney, 29 June 1850, in “Lloyds” with brother, John Bourke. Married there, 24 February 1854, Maria Kenevan, daughter of Patrick and Catherine Macnamara. Publican at Ashfield, farmer at Wooroonooke where he died 19 November 1891. Seven children of whom Mary Jane Bourke, born 1855, married William, son of John and Catherine (nee Delany) Gleeson from Nenagh, County Tipperary. Nine children of whom Bernard Gleeson married Gertrude Berres.

Michael Callaghan, or O’Callaghan, born circa 1841 Atlana Goaghan townland in old parish of Aghalurcher near Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, son of Philip and Elizabeth (nee Green) Callaghan. Arrived in Melbourne in 1865 on “Donald Mackay”. Married at St Kilda, 4 June 1871, Jane Rochford, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Hennessy) Rochford from Tulla, County Clare. To Sydney, 1875, where he died 23 December 1909. Five children of whom Patrick John, born 1875, married Margaret Bridget Killalea, daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Kennedy) Killalea from County Tipperary. Seven children of whom Thomas Rochford married Edna Gladys Bates.

Michael Danaher, born circa 1842, County Clare, son of John and Anne (nee Griffin) Danaher. Arrived in Melbourne, December 1861, in “Donald McKay” with Miss Ann Danaher. Married at Geelong, 11 July 1866, Honora Hassett. Farmed at Little River. Died 1 May 1898 at Williamstown. Ten children, of whom Michael Joseph Danaher, born 1884, married Eleanor Florence Bradley, who had fourteen children, including William Joseph Edward Danaher, born 1909.

Robert Hebden Sidney Geoghegan, baptised 23 November 1845 in St Thomas’s Church, Church of Ireland, Dublin, son of Thomas and Margaret (nee Hebden) Geoghegan. Arrived in Melbourne, 20 January 1870, in “Kirkham” with Mary Ann Smith of London, who he married there, 17 September 1870. A labourer in Melbourne. Died 21 March 1891 at Goulbourn, New South Wales. Five children of whom Robert Hebden Simon Thomas Geoghegan, born 1871, married Annie Brogan, daughter of Peter and Margaret (nee Clune) Brogan from County Clare. Six children of whom John Bernard Aloysius Geoghegan married Wilhelmina Broower.

Richard Higgins, born circa 1832 in Killarney, County Kerry, son of John and Ellen (nee Downey) Higgins. Arrived in Melbourne in 1853 in “Lucia Maria”. To New Zealand as a miner at Charleston, Buller, where he married Mary Egan, daughter of Michael and Mary (nee Kennedy) Egan from County Tipperary. Died, 12 August 1893, at Charleston. Eleven children, of whom Francis Higgins, born 1882, married Catherine, daughter of Miles and Bridget (nee Clune, from Quin, County Clare) McFadden from Drumkeeran, County Leitrim. Children Francis Clune, John Richard, James Edward, Mary and Sidney Patrick of whom Francis Clune Higgins married Mary Nevin.

Michael Kenevan, or Canavan, born circa 1801 in Sixmilebridge, parish of Kilfinaghta, County Clare, son of Patrick and Mary (nee Macnamara) Kenevan. Married Catherine Macnamara. Arrived in Sydney, 4 January 1852, in “William and Mary” with children Margaret, 19, Mary, 17, Thomas, 16, Patrick, 15, Bridget, 14, Anne,10 and Michael, 2. Worked as a labourer at Ashfield, Sydney, where he died 20 December 1864. Mary, born 1834, married Martin Bourke, son of John and Mary Bourke from Quin, County Clare. Seven children, of whom Mary Jane Bourke married William Gleeson.

Daniel Joseph Markham, born 1834 in County Clare, son of John and Mary (nee O’Sullivan) Markham. Arrived in Sydney, 6 May 1860, in “Hannah More”. Married at West Maitland, 26 May 1864, Hannah Lennard. Farmed at West Maitland and died 14 November 1899. Children Mary, born 1865, John Joseph, 1867, Margaret, 1869, Daniel, 1872. John Joseph Markham married Mary Emma Hughes. Their son, John David Markham, married Mary Grace O’Hagen.

Michael Moroney, or Maroney, born 1827 in Killinaboy parish, County Clare. Married at Corofin, 1857, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Quinlivan. Arrived at Melbourne, February 1865, in “Southern Ocean” with children Mary, Patrick and Bridget. Farmed at Myrtleford where he died in 1914. Other son, Michael, born 1867, married Julia Dwyer. Their daughter, Margaret Dora Moroney, married Martin Joseph Fleming.

Joseph Richard Murray, born 1854, Dundalk, County Louth, son of John and Margaret (nee Trainor) Murray. To Australia. Married at Rockhampton, 27 November 1888, Mary Elizabeth Hutton, daughter of Edward and Bridget (nee Murphy) Hutton from County Carlow. Miner at Mt Chalmers. Owner of gold mines there where he was killed by a loaded dray, 14 November 1907. Son, John Murray, born 1890, married Mary Ellen Dillon from County Clare. Eight children of whom John James Murray married Hazel Jean Rankin.

Honorah Nihill, born approx. 1814 – 1820, County Tipperary. Married at Killaloe, County Clare, circa 1840, Thomas McKeogh. Arrived at Nelson, New Zealand, in “Howrath”. At Reefton, Westland. Six children of whom Laura Monica McKeogh, born circa 1868, married Lawrence R. Okeby. They had seven children of whom Mary Jane Okeby married George A. Bannan.

Timothy Ronan, born circa 1833 at Ennis, County Clare, son of Peter and Mary (nee Ford) Ronan. Married in Kilkeedy Roman Catholic Church, County Clare, Margaret, daughter of John and Sarah (nee Kelly) Lee. Arrived in Brisbane in “Conrad”. Farmed at Town Marie near Ipswich where he died, 17 February 1905. Eleven children of whom Honorah Ronan, born 1863, married James Dillon, son of Michael and Margaret (nee Reidy) Dillon of Kilmaley parish, County Clare. Nine children of whom Mary Ellen Dillon married John Murray.

John Scanlan, born 1838 at Killaloe, County Clare, son of John and Catherine (nee Considine) Scanlan. Arrived in Sydney, 8 July 1859, in “Queen of England” with his parents and two older sisters. Married, firstly, in Sydney, 3 May 1860, Bridget Madden, and married, secondly, at Rockhampton, Queensland, 24 November 1869, Sarah Ann Fox. Worked as a saddler. Eleven children all born at Rockhampton where John died, 6 December 1914. Leslie Scanlan, born 1883, married Eveling Kelly and had children Paul, 1914, Hugh Malcolm, 1917 and Alvin Roderick, born 1909, who married Louisa M. Goulding.


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