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ISSUE 31, DECEMBER 1991
Flaherty born circa 1823 Co Clare, son of Hugh and Mary (nee Torpy) O’Flaherty.
Arrived Melbourne February 1855 in “Gypsy Bride”. Married at Bendigo
14 November 1855 Margaret, daughter of Peter and Nora (nee McEnerny) Howard
from Toomyvara Town in Aghnameadle parish, of Co Tipperary. Miner at Axedale
and Rochester where died 1907. Nine children of whom Bridget Flaherty born
1857 married John, son of John and Mary (nee Custin) McGann from Co Clare.
Eleven children of whom Eileen McGann married Archibald Elliott 1913 in Bendigo.
John Lenan born circa 1822 Co Clare, son of John and Bridget (Nee Cullinan)
Lenan. Married there Mary, daughter of Patrick and Annie (nee Murphy)
Cullinan. Arrived Geelong 11 July 1854 in “City of Manchester” with
John Michael born 1847 Mary 1849, Bridget 1853. Farmed at Evansford,
Victoria where he died 1905. Son, Michael Lenan born at Ballarat married
Margaret Burke from Newquay in parish of Oughtamama, Co Clare. Six
children of whom William Francis Lenan born 1888 married Alice Flynn.
Daniel McMahon born circa 1816 Kilmaley parish Co Clare, son of John
and Mary McMahon. Married in Milltown or Ennistymon RC Church 15 July
1830 Ellen, daughter of Patrick O’Loughlin. Arrived in Sydney
17 April 1850 in “Oriental” with four children, five more
born Lochinvar NSW. Farmed at Wingen where died in 1888. Patrick McMahon
born 1843, married 1875 Mary Cummins, five children of whom Ellen Sarah
McMahon born 1876, married John Joseph Simmons.
Michael Prendergast born circa 1818. Convict, tried in Co Clare 1838,
transported in “Elphinstone” to Sydney where he arrived 29
December 1838. Married at Bungonia NSW 11 May 1843 Mary McGinnis. Blacksmith
at Braidwood, maybe later to Victoria. Children Margrete born 1844, John
1845 and Patrick William 1847 who married Keziah Blunt and had children
Mary Ann born 1869 and William both at Castlemaine Victoria. Mary Ann
Power married Harry Clowser.
Robert Smiley born 1834 Co Tyrone, son of Robert and Catherine (nee Lyons
from Co Tipperary) Smiley. Arrived Melbourne 25 November 1855 in “Lightning”.
He, Presbyterian and she Mary Hanley RC married 2 November 1860 in Geelong.
Hotelkeepers at St. Leonards where died 1887. Children; Francis George
born 1861, Robert John 1863, Maud Winifred 1869, William Stutt 1867,
Edward Leonard and Norman James born 1871 who married Louisa Agnes, daughter
of Thomas and Ann (nee Maroney) Dunn from Ennis, Co Clare and had four
children of whom Annie Louisa Smiley married William Lindley Canny.
Alfred Steele from Ireland married at Dunolly Victoria 1858 Anne born
1847, daughter of Timothy and Margaret Mangan of Miltown Malbay, Co
Clare. Children; Mrs Elizabeth Jane James born 1869, Enoch 1871, Henry
Thomas 1875, Alfred 1880 and Hamlet 1882. Resided Clunes and later
ISSUE 32, MARCH 1992
Robert Charles born circa 1822 Newtown, Co Kildare, son of Walter and
Catherine (nee Clair) Charles. Arrived Australia in “Admiral
Perry” with his sister Elizabeth. Farmed at Nuggety, Maldon NSW.
Married (1) 1861 Catherine, daughter of Cornelius and Bridget (nee
Millane) Nihill from Trough Co Clare, who died 21 May 1865. Married
(2) 1866 Johanna, daughter of Dennis and Mary (nee Ahern) Leahy of
Co Tipperary. Children from first marriage; Mary, Robert and Walter.
From second marriage; James, Eliza, Thomas and Julia.
Martin Connell born circa 1822 Templebannagh in parish of Kilkeedy, Co
Clare, son of Daniel and Bridget (nee Dinan) Connell. Married there
1849 Ann, daughter of William and Mary Griffy. Arrived Sydney 24 September
1858 in “David McIver” with Michael 5, Martin 2 and Patrick
1. Labourer at Camperdown NSW, where died 23 August 1874. Other children;
Mary born 1860, Daniel 1861, john 1863 and Annie 1866. Mary Connell “Admiral
Perry” with his sister Elizabeth. Farmed at Nuggety, Maldon NSW.
Married (1) 1861 Catherine, daughter of Cornelius and Bridget (nee
Millane) Nihill from Trough Co Clare, who died 21 May 1865. Married
(2) 1866 Johanna, daughter of Dennis and Mary (nee Ahern) Leahy of
Co Tipperary. Children from first marriage; Mary, Robert and Walter.
From second marriage; James, Eliza, Thomas and Julia.
Catherine Considine born 1794 Co Tipperary, daughter of William and Mary
Considine. Married circa 1822 John Scanlan from Killaloe, Co Clare.
Arrived Queensland. Died at Rockhampton 7 July 1878. Children; Honara
Maria born 1828, Catherine 1835 and John Scanlan born 1838 who married
secondly, Sarah Ann Fox. Eleven children of this marriage of whom Leslie
Scanlan married Eveline Kelly.
Michael Dillon born 10 October 1829 Kilmaley Co Clare, son of James and
Mary (nee Queally) Dillon. Married in Ennis circa 1850 Margaret, daughter
of Thomas and Mary (nee Murphy) Reidy or Ready of Kilmaley. Arrived
Brisbane 7 July 1863 in “Beajapore” with children; Martin,
Bridget, James, Patrick who died at sea and Margaret born at sea. Miner
at Gympie. Five more children born at Gympie where Michael killed in
mine 16 May 1867. James Dillon born circa 1856 Glan, Co Clare married
Hanorah, daughter of Timothy and Margaret (nee Lee) Ronan of Kilkeedy,
Co Clare. Nine children of whom Mary Ellen Dillon married John Murray.
Joseph Franklin, born circa 1815, Doonass, County Clare, son of George
and Elizabeth (nee Johnstone) Franklin. Protestants. Married in Limerick
City circa 1836 Mary Hogan. Arrived Sydney 4 April 1839 in “Orient” with
daughter Elizabeth born May 1838 and with Joseph’s brother Robert
and his wife Rosina. Squatter at Yass where died 13 November 1885. Children;
Frances, George, Agnes, Thomas, John Maurice and Michael of whom Thomas
Franklin born 1845 married Scot, Annie McKinnon, and John Maurice Franklin
was father to authoress Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin after whom
Mount Franklin near Canberra is named.
James Guthrie baptised 6 December 1859 Commons South in Kilnaboy parish,
Corofin, Co Clare, son of Michael and Mary (nee Rourke) Guthrie, she
daughter of Patrick and Anne (nee Corry) Rourke of there. Arrived Melbourne
6 November 1884 in the “John Elder”. Farmed at Tylden near
Kyneton. Died 1942. Son Thomas Horatio Guthrie born 30 June 1900 married
John Hehir born circa 1838 in Doolough townland in Kilmurry parish, Co
Clare, son of Thomas and Bridget (nee Green) Hehir. Arrived in Geelong
9 November 1857 in “Jesse Mann”. Married in St. Mary’s
RC Church there 5 November 1860 Catherine Healy. Railway worker and
farmer at Elaine. Died 25 February 1889 at Mt. Doran. Ten children
of whom Annie Hehir born 1863 married Cornelius, son of Timothy and
Catherine Cronin from Co Kerry. Seven children of whom Thomas Cronin
born 1893 married Myrtle Dalton.
Michael Leahy born circa 1831 Maurice Mills, Inagh, Co Clare, son of
John and Mary ? Leahey. Convicted seven years in Galway for stealing
butter. Arrived Fremantle, WA 30 August 1853 on “Phoebe Dunbar”.
Married in Perth 28 December 1860 Ellen Matilda Crowley/Crawly. Building
contractor at Guilford WA, later to Greenock, Southern Australia. Died
Adelaide 4 July 1901. Children; John, Catherine, William, Patrick,
Joseph Bennett and Thomas. John Leahy born 1863 married Elizabeth Bardsley
from Manchester and had six children of whom Bruce Sidney Leahey (so
spelt) married Dorothy Clara Skinner.
John Lee, born circa 1825, Ireland, son of John and Bridget (nee Fleming
or Heming) Lee. Married at Tulla, County Clare February 1855 Mary Collins.
Arrived Auckland 15 October 1874 in “Zealandia” with children
Michael 17, Martin 15, John 13, Patrick 12, Mary 8, William 4, Thomas
2 and Jane six months. Settled at Hunterville where he died 2 November
1906. Son, Martin Lee baptised 20 October 1858 Killaloe RC Church, Co
Clare married Toia Katrina, daughter of Alexander Bell from Belfast.
Four children of whom Maggie Maki married Te Koro Keepa.
Michael Joseph Liddy, born 1853 in Ennis, County Clare, son of James
Patrick and Mary (nee McNamara) Liddy. Arrived Lyttleton, New Zealand
6 July 1879 in “Orari”. Married at Rakaia 9 March 1886
Mary, daughter of Patrick and Johanna Coffey from Killarney. Saddler
and bootmaker at Rakaia where died 21 July 1922. Ten children of whom
Mary Liddy born 1887 married Edmond James Carney. Ten children of whom
Ita Teresa Carney married James Miles Ryan.
James McCormick, born circa 1842 in Kilrush, County Clare, son of Michael
McCormick/McCormack. To Southern Australia, where he married in St.
Patrick’s, November 1865 Ellen Hennessy. Eight children of whom
Michael Patrick McCormick, born 1866, married Ellen Elizabeth Sayers
1891 in Horsham, Victoria. A daughter born circa 1867, John born 1870,
Johanna, James, a daughter, Josephine and Patrick born 1885. John McCormick
born 1870 Oamaru New Zealand, married Mary Ann Boulter.
Myles McPadden born circa 1829 Drumkeeran townland, Co Leitrim, son of
Martin McPadden. Arrived New Zealand where married at Addisons Flat,
Buller 16 August 1873 Bridget, daughter of John and Mary (nee O’Shaunessy)
Clune from Quin, County Clare. Died at Westport. Ten children of whom
Catherine McPadden born 1881 married Francis, son of Richard from Killarney
and Mary (nee Egan) Higgins from Glenmore, Co Tipperary. Children;
Francis Clune, John Richard, James Edward, Mary and Sidney Patrick.
Francis Clune Higgins married Mary Nevin.
Francis O’Beirne born 24 November 1843 at Cartron (Hartland) in
parish of Kilmore, Co Roscommon, son of Francis and Sarah (nee Lavin)
O’Beirne. Arrived in Melbourne 1862 with his brother Patrick. Married
at Jericho 20 November 1864 Mary, daughter of John and Margaret Malony
from Doonass, Co Clare. To Hokitika New Zealand where dropped the ’O’ from
name. Ten children of whom Thomas Beirne born 1880 married 3 January
1916 Sylvia, daughter of Francis and Sara Brown from Carton. Children;
Ellen Mary, Owen and James of whom Owen born 1918 married Margaret Paterson.
Bridget Ryan, born circa 1832, County Clare. Married John Baker. Arrived
Adelaide 1854 in “David Malcolm”. On farm at Yadlamalka
SA. Died Eastwood Hospital 3 July 1923. Seven children of whom Thomas
Henry Baker born 1871 married Eveline Eliza Meakins. They had children
Edna Iris, Fred Leslie John, Dorothy Pearl and Ronald Noel. Fred Leslie
John Baker married Edith Alice Goacher.
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Edward John Brady born 1830 at property “Kielty” in parish
of Tomgraney now Tuamgraney, County Clare, son of Edmond and Ann (nee
Maloney) Brady. Church of Ireland. Arrived 14 August 1862 in “Great
Britian”. Married at Richmond, Melbourne 1866 Hannah Canny/Kenny
who arrived from Feakle, County Clare. Mounted policeman New South Wales.
Died Woolahra 1914. Son, Edwin James Brady born 1869 married Norma Dalby.
Six children of whom Edwin Brady married Doreen Bourke.
Patrick Carmody, born 1832 in Ennistymon, County Clare. Married there
Mary Hayes of Nicher townland in parish of Grean. Arrived Brisbane
7 August 1854 in “Monsoon”. Settled Jimbour, Ipswich. Died
South Brisbane 1907. Ten children of whom William Carmody born 1856
married Mary Jane Day. They had children Kate born 1890 and Mabel born
1891 who married John Simpson.
Daniel Casey born circa 1815 Dooree? , County Tipperary, son of Bartholomew
and Winifred Casey. Married Ann, daughter of George Franklin of County
Clare. Arrived Sydney 4 April 1839 in “Orient” with infant
son. Goldminer Bateman’s Bay. Died 9/10 October 1880 in Bermagui
boat mystery. Children; Elizabeth born 1840, John 1844 and Annie 1846
who married Robert Wilson. Nine children one of whom was Agnes Ann
Thomas Doherty, born 1841, and his brother John, born 1836, County Clare
arrived Australia 1858 in “Admiral Lyons”.
Thomas Finn, born circa 1840 in County Clare. Arrived Sydney. Married
at South Grafton April 1866 Margaret, daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah
(nee Hinchey) Bruggy of Drumline parish in County Clare. Farmed at
Grafton. Six children born Lismore of whom Hannah Finn born 1873 married
Thomas John Ryan and had children; Patrick born 1985, Margaret born
1896, Thomas born 1899, and Allen James born 1914. Thomas Ryan married
Michael Finucane, born circa 1835 in County Clare, son of Andrew and
Mary (nee O’Neill) Finucane. Arrived Sydney 1858. Married at
Macleary River, Kempsey 4 June 1877 Mary Ann Kelly. Goldminer Bathurst,
later building railway over Blue Mountains and getting first engine
across the Nepean. Then farmed at Pola Creek, Kempsey. Died 1928 in
East Frederickton. Son, John Finucane born 1877 married Jane Sarah
Davis 1914 and had four children.
Susan Hare, born 13 October 1836, at Clare Abbey, County Clare, daughter
of Timothy and Ann (nee McMahon) Hare. Arrived in Australia circa 1857.
Married at Heathcote, Victoria 29 September 1860 Owen Ellis, a goldminer
there and where Susan died 1921. Seven children of whom John Ellis born
1861 married Margaret Anna Gilmore.
Ellen Hennessy, born 1840 in County Limerick, daughter of John Hennessy.
To South Australia where married 26 November 1865 James McCormick of
Kilrush, County Clare in St. Patrick’s Adelaide. To New Zealand
1867/68. Eight children living 1919 per Electoral Roll, Waimataitai,
Timaru, New Zealand.
Ann Kelleher, born County Clare, daughter of Patrick and Bridget (nee
Costol) Kelleher. Married (1) Patrick Cuddihy. Arrived Australia, farmed
at Mountsyde, Warwick, Queensland. Died at Belmonalan 31 August 1930.
Children; Edward, Mrs Ellen O’Neill, Anne; (2) Peter Miller;
children: Alice, Susan Annie, Mary, Peter Andrew Henry and Elizabeth.
Annie married Robert Shaw, son of George and Sophia Wilson from Co
Kildare. Seven children of whom Ida Phyllis Wilson married William
Margaret Keogh, born circa 1811, County Clare. Married there circa 1829
James Molony. Arrived Melbourne 1861 with children; John born 1836,
Margaret 1839, Jane 1841, Ellen 1839, Bridget 1845 and Mary 1843. Settled
at Kyneton where died in 1875. Mary Molony married Francis Beirne and
had eleven children of whom Thomas Beirne married Sylvia Brown.
John McInerney, born circa 1828, County Clare, son of Patrick and Mary
(nee Considine) McInerney. Married in Liverpool 23 August 1854 Ellen,
daughter of James and Mary Roonan of Gort, County Galway. Arrived Auckland
9 October 1857 in “Anne Longton” with infants James and
Patrick. Shoemaker at Howick where died 1905. Nine more children born
of whom Mary born 1866 married Arthur Hearling and her daughter Margaret
Sarah Hearling born 1891 married first cousin John McInnarney (so spelled).
Mary McMahon, born 1825, in Feakle, County Clare, daughter of Thomas
and Bridget (nee Hassett) McMahon. Arrived Hobart 1850s. Married (1)
circa 1853 there Patrick O’Rourke; (2) 1878 at Queanbeyan, NSW
James, son of Cornelius and Honorah (nee O’Rourke Farrell from
Co Leitrim. Innkeeper and farmer at Queanbeyan where died 1903. Eight
children of whom Daniel O’Rourke born 1863 married Amelia Woodger
and had children; Dulcie born 1903, Neil 1906, Daniel 1910 and Amelia
1912. Neil O’Rourke married Joyceln Coleman.
Ellen Maloney born circa 1859 Melbourne, daughter of Patrick and Ellen
(nee McGuinness of County Clare) who married at Cape Town, South Africa.
Arrived New Zealand circa 1879, died at Christchurch 1933. Ellen married
1881 there John Fisher and had children; Nellie born 1883, Lily and
Alice of whom Nellie Fisher married Thomas Vivien, son of John and
Sarah Jane Allen (nee McKay) Humphrey from Counties Down and Antrim.
They had three children of whom John Francis Humphrey married Janet
Mary Molony born 1847 Doonass, Co Clare, daughter of James and Margaret
(nee McKeogh or Keogh) Molony. Arrived Melbourne 1861 with parents
and siblings: John, Margaret, James, Ellen and Bridget. Married at
Jericho-Jordan 20 November 1864 Francis, son of Francis and Sara (nee
Lavin) Beirne from Kilmore Co Roscommon. Died at Greymouth NZ 1916.
Eleven children of whom Thomas Beirne born 1880 married Sylvia Brown.
Their son Owen Beirne married Margaret Paterson.
Agnes Morony, born 1839 in Ennistymon, County Clare, daughter of John
Morony. Arrived South Australia 1852. Married at Wallaroo Bay 1864
Thomas Gunter. Children; Sarah Hanna born 1865, Mary Jane born 1867,
Ruth Agnes born 1868.
Ellen Rooney born 1865, Shannon, County Clare, daughter of James and
Annie (nee Gunning) Rooney. Arrived New Zealand and married at Hokitika
1886 Isaac Brown and died there 1936. Children; Ethel born 1887, Edith
1889 and Sylvia Brown 1891 who married Thomas Beirne. Their son, Owen
Beirne married Margaret Paterson.
William Young born 1785 Co Sligo, son of Alexander Young. Married (1)
circa 1815 in Drumcliffe Church of Ireland, Catherine, daughter of
John and Mary (nee Campbell) Denison of Tully Hill nearby. Eight Children.
Married (2) 11 November 1847 there Eliza, daughter of James Algero.
Four children. Died in Ballincar, Co Sligo 11 December 1875. Son, Campbell
Denison Young born 1822 married Marie Ellen, daughter of Michael and
Mary (nee Hastings) of Boolyduff, Co Clare and had ten children of
whom William Daniel Young married Honora Prendergast.
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Michael Bourke, born 1852, Derryhasna, Castleconnell, County Limerick,
the son of Patrick and Margaret (nee Bourke) Bourke. Margaret Bourke
was from a related family in Errina, Clonlara, County Clare. Arrived
in Australia circa 1867 with his brothers Patrick and Edmund.
Sarah Ellis, born 1814 in Killaloe, County Clare. Church of Ireland.
Arrived Launcestown, Tasmania, 20 August 1836, in “Amelia Thompson”.
Employed at Fingal as children’s maid by Major Gray. Married
at Campbelltown, 1839, to Robert Metcalf, a shoemaker. Died at Kyneton,
Victoria. Six children, one of whom, Anne Ellis Metcalf, born 1839,
married Luke White. They had ten children one of whom, William White,
married Hannah Hughes.
Bridget Gallery, born 1824, in Ennistymon, County Clare, daughter of
John and Bridget Gallery. Married in Kilmaley 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
Robinson) Murray from County Tyrone. They had children including Richard
Murray Daffy, 1894, William James Daffy,, 1896, Roy Henderson Daffy,
1897, Maurice Gallery Daffy, 1898, Leonard Foster Daffy, 1900, and
Allan John Daffy. Richard Murray Daffy married Ivy Gwaldys Anna Potts.
Patrick Kelly, born 1828, in County Limerick. Married in Drumcliff Cathedral
Ennis, County Clare, in 1852, Mary O’Brien, daughter of Terence
and Helene (nee Scott) O’Brien. Arrived in Australia circa 1852.
Denominational schoolteacher at Yarraville. Patrick and Mary had six
children including Elizabeth, the Sister Eusebius of St Joseph’s
Teaching Order. Their son, Thomas Kelly, born 1860, married Ellen Eida
Whelan, daughter of Hugh and Mary (nee Shannon) Whelan from County
Clare. Thomas and Ellen’s daughter, Mary Monica Kelly, married
John Henry Hillis, son of James and Mary (nee O’Brien), he from
County Antrim and she from County Carlow.
Michael Lynch, born 1844, in Gilnon, County Clare. To Melbourne. Married
in Ballarat Roman Catholic Church, 2 May 1862, to Anne Carrigg. Children
Catherine, Thomas Martin, Julia, Elizabeth Anne, Maria, Thomas James,
Lavinia Margaret, Letitia, Florence, Martin Patrick, Michael Malachy
and William Joseph.
Mary Rochford, born in 1853 in Ennis, County Clare, the daughter of John
and Margaret (nee Toohey) Rochford. Arrived in Brisbane, 22 April 1875,
in “Winifred”. Married in Brisbane in 1877 John Howes.
Settled there where she died 20 December 1918. Children Agnes, 1878,
William Henry (who became a Roman Catholic priest in Dundalk and chaplain
in the First World War), 1880, Veronica Ann, 1885, Veronica Emma, 1887,
Vincent George, 1890 and John Rochford Howes, 1882 who married Caroline
Marion Malyon. John and Caroline’s children include Bernice,
1913, Gwendoline Marion, 1915 and William John Howes, born 1918, who
married Olive Richards.
Ellen Sheehan, born 1855, Askeaton, County Limerick, the daughter of
Patrick and Ellen (nee McNamara, of County Clare) Sheehan. Arrived
in Sydney. Married at Charters Towers, Queensland, 1886, William Walters,
the son of Thomas and Keziah Walters of Ballarat where Ellen died,
27 January 1927. Her son, Albert Stanley Walters, born 1890, married
Florence May Sanders.
John Thompson, born circa 1836, in Coleraine, County Londonderry, son
of schoolmaster John and Bella (nee McGrath) Thompson. Presbyterian.
Arrived in Melbourne, 1 July 1853, in “Genghis Khan”. Married
in St Francis’s Church there, 5 September 1859, Sarah O’Reilly,
the daughter of Patrick and Mary (nee Ryan) O’Reilly from County
Clare. A sawyer at Fitzroy. Died Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne,
in 1869. Seven children of whom twin Mary Thompson, born 1863, married
George Smith. They had nine children, one of whom, Stanley Gordon Smith,
married Mary McIntyre Simpson.
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John Henry Bolton, born 1813 in Ennis, County Clare. Married Ann (surname
unknown) at Athlone, County Westmeath,13 January 1839. In 99th Regiment,
and later the 16th Regiment. Arrived in Auckland, May 1852, in “Inchinan” with
Charles, born 1840, Ann, 1844, and Eliza, 1851. In the Fencible Force,
Auckland, where he died in 1868. Other children John Henry, 1854, and
George, 1857. John Henry Bolton married Mary Jane Brown and had seven
children of whom Elizabeth Bolton married Mick Lynam.
Full article on Edward John Brady baptised in Tuamgraney, County Clare,
on 26 February 1830 and who died in 1914, with full account of his
life, his wife Ann Malony and Brady’s life in Ireland, England,
the United States and in Australia and associated and connected families.
Patrick Thomas Byrne, born 1824 in Clonoulty parish, County Tipperary,
son of Thomas and Mary (nee Keogh, from Thurles) Byrne. Arrived in
Sydney, 6 June 1851, in “Emperor” with his parents and
siblings (Hanna, 22, Thomas, 20, William, 18, Margaret, 14, and twins
Michael and Henry, 11). Settled at Springhurst, near Chiltern, Victoria,
where he died in 1888. Had other children including Patrick, born 1871,
who married Margaret Ellen Jamieson, daughter of John King and Annie
(nee Riordan) Jamieson from Broadford Town in parish of Kilseily, County
Clare. Seven children of whom Marjorie Byrne, born 1915, married Mervyn
Thomas Cleary, born 1816, in Ennis, County Clare. Married there in 1846
Bridget, daughter of Aeneas Heffernan of County Clare. Arrived in Melbourne,
16 February 1848, in “Lady Peel”. Farmer and grazier at
Piney Range, Grenfell, New South Wales, where he died in 1909. Six
children, all born at Kilmore, Victoria, of whom Patrick John Cleary,
born 1851, married at Albury a Flinn who arrived in 1840. They had
nine children of whom Michael James Cleary married Ethel Mary Cullen.
Martin Coy, born circa 1819 in New Quay, in parish of Oughtmama, County
Clare, whose mother was Margaret. Martin and his brothers Michael and
Peter transported to Tasmania for sheep stealing. Arrived in Hobart,
14 August 1852, in “Lord Dalhousie”. Martin married, 30
April 1870, Mrs Ellen (nee Brereton) Dwyer at Portcynget where he farmed
and died in 1884. Children Mary, 1868, and Martin, 1871. Martin married
and had nine children one of whom was called Bernard Coy.
Bernard Goss, born 1834, at Ballinakill town in parish of Dysartgallen,
Queen’s County, son of Richard and Catherine (nee Carroll) Goss.
Arrived in Melbourne, 16 June 1854, in “Saldanah”. Married
at St Francis’s, 1860, Catherine Lillis, daughter of John and
Margaret (nee Canavan) Lillis from County Clare. Farmed at Woodstock
where he died in 1908. Eleven children, one of whom, John Goss, born
1866, married at Essendon, in 1905, Fanny McFarlane, daughter of Thomas
and Ellen (nee Linehan) McFarlane from County Monahan. They had sixteen
children, one of whom, William Goss, married Margaret Henebery.
Henry Heany, born circa 1832 in County Cavan. To Melbourne where he married
in the Scots Church in 1850 Helen, daughter of James Mooney from County
Clare. Farmed near Melbourne. Nine children, of whom George Heany,
born circa 1853, married Diana Vitneil at Dubbo, New South Wales. George
and Diana had ten children, of whom Arnold Allbert Heany married Lily
James Longe, born in Inagh parish, County Clare, married Bridget Rynne
of Cluna, 8 April 1853. The Longes resided in the Dysart area before
coming to Inagh. Relatives Enright, Hegarty, Meehan and Griffin.
Mary McMahon, born circa 1825, in Feakle, County Clare, the daughter
of Thomas and Bridget (nee Hassett) McMahon. Arrived in Hobart in the
1850s. Married there, firstly, Patrick O’Rourke, son of Cornelius
and Honorah (nee Foley) O’Rourke from County Leitrim, and secondly,
at Queanbeyan, New South Wales, in 1878, James Farrell. Innkeeper and
farmer at Queanbeyan where she died in 1903. Eight children of whom
Daniel O’Rourke, born 1863, married Amelia Woodger and had children
Dulcie, 1903, Neil, 1906, Daniel, 1910, and Amelia, 1912. Neil O’Rourke
married Jocelyn Coleman.
Martin O’Connor, born circa 1833 in County Clare, the son of James
and Bridget (nee Hall) O’Connor. Arrived in Sydney circa 1857.
Married at Braidwood, 1864, Catherine Collins, the daughter of John and
Winifred (nee Hassett) Collins from County Clare. Farmed at Araluen where
he died in 1917. Eight children of whom Winifred O’Connor, born
1865, married John J. Manning, the son of Martin and Catherine (nee Guerin)
Manning from Sixmilebridge, County Clare.
William Purcell, born 1837, in Carrow, County Clare, the son of Thomas
and Margaret (nee O’Loughlin) Purcell. Arrived in Victoria. Married
at Port Fairy, Victoria, 24 May 1864, Mary, the daughter of John Devitt
of Tooclay, County Clare. Farmed at Killarney, Victoria, and died at
Port Fairy in 1909. Seven children of whom Elizabeth Anne Purcell,
born 1873, married Eli Henry Rankin and had children Alfred James,
1887, Veronica, 1893, and Louisa Mary Rankin, born 1905, who married
William James Moroney.
David Ray, born 1812, in Doonass, County Clare, the son of Timothy and
Sarah (nee Owens) Ray. Married, circa 1836 / 1837, Ellen Keogh (variously
spelled). Arrived in Sydney, 24 November 1839, in “Mary”.
Worked as a groom at Windsor. Died in Richmond, 1892. Six children
of whom Timothy Ray, born 1840, married Susannah Lodge and they had
children David Henry, Ellen Susanna, Florence Jessie, John Leslie and
Maggie Ray, who married Harry Dibley.
James Roonan, born 1808 – 1811 in Gort, Kilmacduagh parish, County
Galway, the son of Patrick and Mary Honora (nee Dugan) Roonan. Married
at Tuam, 1827, Mary Garry. Arrived at Auckland, 13 December 1852, in “Berwick
Castle”. Fencible pensioner at Howick, Auckland, where he died
in 1878. Daughter Ellen Roonan married in Liverpool in 1854 and arrived
in New Zealand with her husband John McInerney, the son of Patrick and
Mary (nee Considine) McInerney from County Clare. Eleven children of
whom James McInerney, born 1855, married Mary Elizabeth Shandley.
William Tate, born 1800 in County Wicklow. Married Sarah Webster. Arrived
in Australia in 1839 in “Indian Ocean” with five children.
Settled at Woodford where he died in 1888. Son, Isaac Tate, born 1841,
married Margaret Curtin, the daughter of Denis and Mary (nee Dillon)
Curtin from County Clare, and had nine children of whom George Vincent
Tate married Carol Mary Dillon. They had seven children.
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Mary Emily Brady, born 1833 in County Clare, the daughter of the Reverend
Thomas Brown Brady, Church of Ireland minister, and his wife Matilda
(nee Pentland), she of Tomgraney parish, County Clare. Arrived in Auckland,
17 November 1873, in “Helvellyn”. Married in St Paul’s,
Auckland, 19 November 1863, Dr Frederick Norton, who practised at Dargaville.
She died at Devonport, Auckland, in 1915. Son, Augustus N. Norton,
married Maggie Stewart and had ten children, of whom Frederick Norton
(1903 – 1970) married Atholine Mills in 1925.
Jeremiah Brennan, born circa 1812 in County Kilkenny. A hedge-schoolmaster;
his home was where the local priest lived. To Victoria, and at Kilmore
married, in 1853, Margaret Doyle from County Clare. Farmed, and took
supplies to Bendigo gold-fields from Kilmore, where he died in 1897.
Six children of whom Julie-Ann Katie Brennan (born 1876) married William
Richard Daffy, born circa 1820 in County Clare. Married in Kilmaley Church,
near Ennis, 22 January 1845, Bridget Gallery of Ennistymon. Their sons,
Patrick and Michael (of a family of six) arrived in Melbourne circa
1878. Michael Daffy, born circa 1860, married Hannah Lee, the daughter
of William and Jane (nee Robinson) Murray from County Tyrone and they
had six children, of whom Richard Murray Daffy, born 1894, married
Ivy Gwladys Anna Potts.
Thomas Doherty, born Clohanes, Cree, County Clare, with associated families
including Bouchier. The Cree family were associated with Colac and
Beeac in Victoria.
James Lynch, alias John Burn, convict, born circa 1811 in Dublin, son
of Patrick and Mary (nee Walsh) Lynch. Arrived in Sydney, 4 May 1831,
in “Waterloo”. Married at Lui near Mudgee, 1841, Bridget
Reilly. Died there an innkeeper, 1857. Six children of whom Christopher
Lynch, born 1852, married Ann Sheehan, the daughter of John and Mary
(nee Maloney) Sheehan from County Clare. They had nine children of
whom Ambrose Lynch married Amelia Ada Daniels.
Patrick Mungovan, born Ennis, County Clare. Married Bridget Kelly. Children
went to New Zealand, 1870s. Mrs Ellen Downs, Mrs Mary O’Halloran,
Mrs Catherine Sullivan and Mrs Margaret Costello, and their brother
Patrick Mungovan, who died in 1917. Relatives in parish of Drumcliff,
County Clare, 1855.
O’Grady / Brady.
Clan Gathering. East Clare Heritage is organising a Clan Rally of this
ancient Dalcassian sept in east Clare, for August – September
Honora O’Loughlin, born circa 1852 in County Clare, the daughter
of Laurence and Bridget (nee Ryan) O’Loughlin. Arrived in Sydney
before 1871. Married in St Patrick’s, 18 June 1872, Martin Kelly,
the son of James and Mary (nee Connelly) Kelly of County Galway. Settled
in Sydney where Martin Kelly worked on building Sydney Town Hall. Their
daughter, Mary Bridget Kelly, born 1875, married William Thomas Sowter.
They had five children of whom Mary Elizabeth Sowter married Thomas Allan
Joseph Scarlett, born 1827 in County Cavan, the son of Robert Scarlett.
Church of Ireland. Died 1888 at Derryheen, County Clare. His son, Robert
Scarlett, married Letitia Gumley of Drumgola.
Ellen Sheehan, born 1850 in County Clare, the daughter of coachbuilder
Patrick and Ellen (nee McNamara) Sheehan. Arrived in Sydney circa 1876.
Married at Charters Towers, Queensland, 1886, William Walters, the
son of Thomas and Kaziah (nee Hughes) Walters. Died in 1920 in Nhill,
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Martin Bourke, born 1835 in County Clare, the son of Michael and Anne
(nee Haren) Bourke. Arrived in Melbourne, 1858, in “Atlanta”.
Married in St Mary’s, Geelong, 1860, Bridget Mulqueeny, the daughter
of Michael and Susan (nee Madigan) Mulqueeny from County Clare. Farmed
at Dunnstown, Ballarat, where he died in 1885. Eight children, including
Elizabeth Bourke, born 1874, who became a Little Sister of the Poor nun
at Noumea, New Caledonia, and Honorah Bourke, born 1865, who married
Bartholomew Burke , the son of Michael and Bridget (nee McKeon) Burke
of Croghan, County Roscommon. Honorah and Bartholomew had eleven children
of whom Martin Burke, born 1894, married Gladys Watts.
Ellen Britt, born circa 1819 in Mullinahone Town in Kilvennon parish,
County Tipperary, the daughter of Patrick and Elen (nee Tobin) Britt.
Arrived in Sydney, 13 October 1841, in “Lady Kennaway” with
her brother Stephen Britt. She married Henry Lodge at All Saints, Liverpool,
New South Wales, in 1842. Three children of whom Susannah Sarah Lodge,
born 1848, married, 1870, Timothy Ray, the son of David and Ellen (nee
Keough) Ray of Doonass, County Clare. Susannah and Timothy had five
children of whom Maggie Ray married Harry Dibley.
James Bouchier Coffey, born circa 1828 in Ireland, the son of Michael
and Bridget (nee Bouchier) Coffey. Married in Brooklyn, New York, 1858,
Eliza Hogan, the daughter of Michael and Eliza (nee Whelan) Hogan,
from Lullock, County Clare. Arrived in Melbourne first in 1851 (approx.)
and again in 1858 – 1859. Farmed at Amphitheatre. Died in Richmond,
Melbourne, 1901 where he was a coachbuilder and a keen member of St
Ignatius’s Church. Daughter, Bridget Alice Coffey, born 1876,
married Ernest Victor Mastin and had five children of whom Theresa
Stanislaus Mastin married Murray Duncan.
Patrick Dwyer, born Killaloe, County Clare, circa 1827, the son of Philip
(born circa 1785) and Nancy Ann (nee McKeough, born circa 1788) Dwyer.
Arrived in Sydney, 14 February 1840, in “Adam Lodge” with
his siblings William John, Philip, Julia and Nancy. Farmed at Campbelltown
and Yass. Married at Newcastle, 1857, the daughter of Philip and Anastasia
Ryan from Tipperary. Six children of whom Joseph Dwyer married Gertrude
Thomas Finn, born circa 1834 in County Kerry, the son of Thomas and Margaret
(nee Griffin) Finn. Arrived in Australia in 1854. Married at South
Grafton, 1866, Margaret Bruggy, the daughter of Jeremiah and Ann (nee
Hinchy) of Drumline parish, County Clare. Farmed at Lismore. Died at
Ballina, 1911. Six children of whom Hannah Finn (1873 – 1954)
married Thomas John Ryan from Ireland and had children Margaret Mary,
1896, and Thomas John Ryan, born 1899, who married Agnes Hudson.
Denis McMahon, born circa 1813 at Newmarket, County Clare, the son of
Thomas and Honor McMahon. Married in Ireland Margaret Corbett, the
daughter of Michael and Mary Corbett. Arrived in Sydney, 18 September
1841, in “Canton”. Farmed at Raymond Terrace. Seven children
of whom Bridget McMahon, born 1842, married in 1863 Richard Phillpott
of County Cork and had eleven children.
Clan Gathering. A report on the gathering of the O’Briens of Thomond
held in Munster, 8 to 12 September 1992 with special reference to O’Brien
descendants in Australia and New Zealand.
John O’Grady, born in Trough townland, parish of O’Briensbridge,
County Clare, 1828, the son of John and Sarah (nee Meaney) O’Grady
(or Grady). Arrived in Melbourne, 30 May 1850, in “Sir Robert Sale”.
Married at Port Fairy, 1855, Ann, the daughter of Patrick and Catherine
(nee Brennan) Curtin, or Curtis, from Ballyfoil townland in Dysartmoon
parish, County Kilkenny. Labourer at Koroit where he died in 1873. Nine
children of whom Annie O’Grady, born 1859, married Michael Nix,
the son of Martin and Bridget (nee Carroll) Nix from Portroe, Castlepark
parish, County Tipperary. Annie and Michael had thirteen children of
whom Bridget Nix married John Pierce Roche.
Mary O’Neill married Andrew Finucane in County Clare. Their son,
Michael Finucane, born circa 1835, arrived in Australia in 1858 and worked
as a goldminer at Bathurst. Later a railway builder on Blue Mountains,
getting the first engine across the Nepean. Michael Finucane married
Mary Ann Kelly, 1877, at Macleay River, Kempsey. Farmed at nearby Pola
Creek. Died in 1928 at East Frederickton.
Denis Page, born circa 1843, at Loos, County Galway, the son of Thomas
and Margaret (nee Sheehan) Page. Arrived in Australia circa 1864 and
settled at Ballarat and Allandale. A miner. Married at Ballarat, 1870,
Mary Gilligan, the daughter of Michael and Mary (nee O’Connor)
Gilligan of County Clare. Mary Page, nee Gilligan, died in 1944. Denis
Page died at Dykes Road, Allandale, Creswick Shire, in 1905. Denis
and Mary had ten children. Denis Page had brothers Thomas Page and
David Page. They married in Mountshannon, County Galway and later in
County Clare, in 1875 and 1878.
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Julia Ballinger, born circa 1833 in Rinroe townland, Kilkeedy parish,
County Clare, the daughter of Thomas and Bridget (nee Treacy) Ballinger.
Arrived in Sydney, 18 February 1852, in “Neptune”, Siblings
and her mother arrived in other ships. Married, 1853, James Fortune.
Settled in Little Ennis Street, Balmain. Children Mary, 1855, Ann, c.
1860, Thomas, 1858 and Henry, 1863. Michael Ballinger, born circa 1835,
brother of Thomas Ballinger, married at Maryborough, Queensland, 12 November
1862, Ann Faragher from Ballinrobe, County Mayo and their daughter Ellen
Ballinger, born 1871, married Joseph Mather.
Graveyard burial. Randwick cemetery, New South Wales. The final resting
place of Mary Ellen Burke, from County Clare, 23 February 1915, aged
William Clarke, born circa 1835 in Duncannon townland, St James and Dunbrody
parish, County Wexford, the son of Richard and Mary (nee Agar) Clarke.
Arrived in Australia and married at Bowen, Queensland, 9 January 1868,
Mary Sophia Edkins from Shropshire. Mayor and accountant at Bowen.
Seven children of whom Edith Clarke, born 1871, married in New South
Wales, 1895, Walter Bethel, the son of George Henry Bethel from County
Clare. Their daughter, Marjorie Edith Bethel, was fostered out to a
family named Fairlie whose name she used until her marriage in Sydney,
17 March 1917, to Frank William Alder.
Helen Fitzgerald, born circa 1804 in Cratloe, Kilfintinan parish, County
Clare, the daughter of Michael and Mary Fitzgerald. Married there Matthew
Hanon of Ballymorris townland. Arrived in Sydney, 16 April 1850, in “Elizabeth” with
children Michael (32) and Mary (27). Bridget and Patrick arrived in
Sydney in 1852. John James Hannon, born circa 1815, married Mary Margaret
O’Keeffe. Their daughter Ellen Hannon (born in New York in 1857)
married Denis Crowley.
Jane Fletcher, born circa 1838 in Mountshannon, Inishcaltra, County Galway
(and later situated in County Clare). Arrived in Sydney, 8 December
1854, in “Lady Kennaway”. An orphan. Married in Sydney
in 1857 William Delahunty. Settled at Armidale, selector at Happy Valley.
Died at Waratah Benevolent Asylum in 1922. Eleven children of whom
Thomas Delahunty married Letitia (nee Maltman) Boyden of County Cork
and had seven children.
Ellen Elizabeth Hickey, born circa 1833 in County Clare, the daughter
of Thomas and Margaret (nee Hayes) Hickey. Arrived in Geelong, 14 May
1858, in “Admiral Boxer”. Married there in 1859 William
Pettit. Settled at Brunswick where she died in 1910. Children Margaret
Ellen, Susan Matilda, John Thomas and Harry. Margaret Ellen Pettit
married James Burns, the son of William Burns (born circa 1826 in County
Cavan) and his wife, Mary Mulloney.
Hines / Hynes.
Martin Hynes, born 1830 – 1831 in County Clare. Arrived in New
York, United States, with his brother John. Settled at Louisville, Kentucky,
farming. Married there, 23 November 1856, Margaret Kennedy of County
Tipperary and had four daughters. He died there in 1893. Ellen Hines
married Edward Shadbuann in Louisville.
Edward Kavanagh, born circa 1834 in Ashford, County Wicklow, the son
of James and Alice Kavanagh. Arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia,
28 November 1856, in “Lord Hungerford”, his passage having
been paid by his brother Patrick who had arrived in 1854 in “The
Emerald Isle”. Family associated with Glanmore Estate of the
Synge family. Farmed at Mount Gambier. Edward Kavanagh married in Adelaide,
1860, Mary Callinan, the daughter of Peter Callinan from Miltown Malbay,
County Clare. He died in Heywood, Victoria, in 1911. Nine children
of whom Helena Mildred Kavanagh (born 1869) married Walter Douglas
Stuart in 1900. Helena and Walter had children John Clarence, Clement
John and Leu Reginald Stuart, born 1902, who married Mynon Doreen Morris.
James McCormick, born 1842 in Kilrush, County Clare, the son of Michael
McCormick. Arrived in South Australia. Married in St Patrick’s,
Adelaide, in 1865, Ellen Hennessy, born 1838 – 1840 in County
Limerick, the daughter of John Hennessy. James and Ellen moved to New
Zealand, circa 1867. Died at Timaru in 1908. Eight children of whom
John McCormick (born 1870 at Oamaru) married Mary Ann Boulter and they
had twelve children.
Bridget O’Connor, born circa 1845 in Ennistymon, County Clare,
the daughter of Michael and Winifred (nee Vevel) O’Connor. Bridget
came out to her brother John in Australia. Married an American, John
Adams, 1863, at Mudgee.
Patrick O’Halloran, born 1821 in County Clare. Arrived in Hobart,
12 February 1853, in “Rodney”. Farmed at Irishtown, first
settlers there and the family is still there today. Married in St Mary’s,
Stanley, in 1857 Bridget Martin from County Galway. Died in Irishtown
in 1904. Ten children of whom Patrick O’Halloran (born 1888) married,
at Stanley, Selina Ollington and they had eight children, one of whom,
Maude O’Halloran, born 1891, married Bernard Thorpe.
Graveyard burial. McCarthy’s cemetery, McCarthy’s Lane, Cranbrook,
New South Wales. Reddan family members from County Clare. John Reddan,
1 January 1887, aged 76 years. Mary Reddan, 27 May 1895, aged 77 years,
wife of John. Owen Reddan, 27 January 1880, aged 44 years, husband of
Johanna. Austin Joseph Hennessy Reddan, 9 August 1878 (born 10 May 1877).
Thomas Nelan Reddan, 18 April 1876 (born 20 December 1838). Patrick Reddan,
8 December 1811, 72 years. Sarah Reddan, 28 December 1837, aged 95 years.
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James Davoren, married circa 1828 in County Clare Bridget Kerin (born
circa 1798), she the daughter of Dennis and Bridget (nee Roche) Kerin
or Kieran. Children Dennis, circa 1830, Bridget, Michael, Ellen, Oliver,
Margaret, Mary and James (born circa 1844). Arrived in Adelaide circa
1854 and to Melbourne in 1856. Michael Davoren, born circa 1834, married
in Melbourne in 1856 Bridget Mary Walsh (born circa 1826 in County
Clare), the daughter of Patrick and Catherine (nee Foley) Walsh. Seven
children of whom Nora Elizabeth Davoren married Patrick Andrew Hally.
Thomas Doherty, born circa 1800 in Cloghaun, County Clare. Had brothers
Charles (1803), Michael (1804), Edmund (1806) and Connor (1810). Thomas
Doherty married Elizabeth Kelly and had nine children of whom Thomas
Doherty, born 1836, arrived in Melbourne, 7 December 1861, in “Donald
Mackay” with his sister Mary. He married at Colac in 1866 Catherine
D’Arcy and they had four children of whom John Joseph Doherty
married at Camperdown, 1895, Johanna Agnes Ryan.
Mary Agnes Fitzmaurice, born 1830 – 1838 in County Clare, the daughter
of Henry James and Mary Kathleen (nee Meade) Fitzmaurice of Belleview,
Castleconnell, County Limerick. (Mary Kathleen Meade was the daughter
of John Meade and Mary Roche.) Mary Agnes Fitzmaurice married, firstly,
Robert William Grant in London, 1853; and, secondly, in Sydney in 1861,
Mark Powell. Settled at Auburn. Died in 1920 in Sydney. Her daughter
by her first marriage, Rubenie Marie Josephine Grant, born 1856, married
Alfred Clark. Their daughter, Cecilia Clark married Henry Ludwell Dunn,
the parents of Cecilia Lillian Dunn who married Donald Lamont Mathieson.
Michael Lenan, born 1852 at Ballarat, Victoria, the son of John (born
1822) and Mary (nee Cullinan) Lenan of County Clare, John and Mary
having arrived at Melbourne in 1850. Michael Lenan married in 1884
Margaret Burke (born 1859 in Ballarat), the daughter of John and Margaret
(nee Leonard) Burke of County Clare.
Bridget Ann McCallum, born circa 1840 in Ennis, County Clare, the daughter
of Laurence and Honoria (nee Maloney) McCallum, who arrived with her
and possibly other children at Adelaide. She married at Ballarat, Victoria,
in 1862, John Lucas. Drowned at Balaclava, South Australia in 1881.
Surviving children George Richard, Sarah Ann Jane, Elizabeth Cath,
John Samuel, Norah Caroline, Rebecca Ada and Margaret, born 1878. The
family moved to Victoria.
John McGrath, born circa 1805, in Innis, County Clare. Married there,
February 1845, Honoria Johannah Ryan. They arrived in Brisbane, 13
September 1852, in “Rajahgopaul” with Patrick, aged 5.
A miner and then a butcher at Gympie where he died in 1902. Other children
Mrs Bridget O’Keeffe (born 1854), Mrs Johanna Hogan (1860) and
Mary, born 1862. Bridget’s husband was the son of Daniel and
Mary O’Keeffe from Mallow, County Cork. Surviving children Johanna,
Annie Maria who married Samuel Charles Burt, Mary Agnes who married
Thomas John Regan and Joseph Manus O’Keeffe.
Julia McGrath, born 1869 in Kyneton, Victoria, the daughter of Matthew
and Bridget (nee Murphy) McGrath of County Clare. She married St Killian’s
Roman Catholic Church, Bendigo, 1904, Michael Gleeson. Annie McGrath,
born 1867 at Kyneton, married at Hay, New South Wales in 1886, Charles
Edmond Maloney, born in County Tipperary. Married Catherine Donoghue,
born in County Carlow. Arrived in Brisbane. A farmer near Toowoomba.
Children Julia, Bridget, Timothy, Edmund and Mary, born 1878. Mary
Maloney married John Philben, the son of James Philben from Drumcliff
parish, County Clare, and his wife, Brigid O’Rourke. Ten children
of whom James Philben married Eileen Finnerty.
John Murphy, born circa 1814 in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, the son of
boarding-housekeeper James and Jane (nee Sheedy) Murphy. He married
Elizabeth O’Loughlin, the daughter of Pat O’Loughlin (or
McLoughlin) of Corofin. Arrived in Melbourne, 17 February 1854, in “Prince
Albert” with their children Patrick (13), Michael (11), Mary
(9) and Eliza (7). Farmed at Clyde near Cranbourne where he died in
1904. Other children were John, Margaret, James and Hannah. Son, Patrick
Murphy (born 1843) married Sarah Ann Shannon. Sarah Ann was the daughter
of Hugh Shannon and Mary Keating, both from Ireland. Hugh Shannon drowned
in 1856. Patrick Murphy and Sarah Ann had nine children of whom Hugh
Murphy married Hellen Batt.
Jane Richardson, born in Ireland, the daughter of William and Mary (nee
Palmer) Richardson. Jane arrived in Melbourne, 9 May 1864, in “Tudor”.
She married at Mortlake, 1866, Charles Wordly. Settled at Woorndoo.
Died in Camperdown in 1919. Eight children of whom Elizabeth Wordly
(born 1869) married William Dews, the son of Joseph and Bridget (nee
Madigan) Dews from County Clare. Seven children of whom Dorothy Dews
(born 1899) married Alexander Ingus.
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James Fitzgerald Hannon, born 1823 – 1825, Killaloe, County Clare,
the son of James and mother (nee Fitzgerald) Hannon. Arrived in Australia
with his brothers Christian, John, Michael and Francis, 1850s. John and
Michael to U.S.A., circa 1856. James Fitzgerald Hannon married Mary Margaret
O’Keeffe, circa 1855. Ellen Hannon, born 1858 in New York, U.S.A.
or in Canada, married Denis Crowley (from County Cork) in Sharon, Pennsylvania,
Danial Niall, born 1825, Killarney, County Clare, convict, son of Irish
nobleman and could speak five languages. Arrived in Sydney in 1851
in “Garland”. Married at Hartley in 1852 to Margaret Keenan,
the daughter of Michael and Susannah Keenan. A book-keeper at Cullen
Bullen. Died at Gulong, 1877. Twelve children of whom Honora Niall
(born 1857) married William Macbeth in 1874, of whom Ada Macbeth married
John Nihill, or Nile, Nial and Niall, variously spelled, born circa 1798
in County Clare, the son of Daniel and Mary (nee Carmody) Nihill. Married
there circa 1828 Margaret McMahon. Arrived in Melbourne, 18 November
1853, in “Australia” with children Daniel (23), Margaret
(21), Bridget (19), Hannah (17) and Denis (5). Farmed at Beechworth
where he died in 1880. Daughter Mary and others of family remained
in County Clare. Bridget Nihill, born circa 1836, married James Correll
in 1858, the son of Charles Correll from County Wicklow and had five
children of whom George William Correll married Elizabeth Ann Spillain.
Michael Quinlivan, born 1846 in County Clare, the son of James and Bridget
(nee McGuane) Quinlivan. Michael married in Preston, Lancashire in
1876 Jane Walsh. They arrived in Melbourne, 13 December 1878, in “Aloncaqua”.
A labourer at Coleraine. Murdered at Wickliffe, June 1880. His wife
Jane died in England in 1888. Children Mary Ellen, born 1876, and James,
born 1877 in England, sent to Australia in 1889 on “Lusitania” to
relatives. Son, James Quinlivan married at Heidelberg Margaret Elizabeth
Mill and had children Mary, James Alexander and Jane. Mary Quinlivan
married Clive Eugene Drew.
Jeremiah Slattery, born 1835 in County Clare, a goldminer. His daughter
had a great-grandson Eddy Charlton, world snooker champion and another
child was the wife of Australian baritone Peter Dawson.