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Born Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Married & Died in the Colony of New South Wales, Australia 1837-1879

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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Personal announcements, public and legal notices, obituaries, memoriams, inquests and advertisements seeking missing family and friends relating to emigrants from County Tyrone in NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, extracted from metropolitan, provincial and rural newspapers. There is also the occasional death announcement of a parent or loved one in Ireland. Additional data from the indexes of the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages (NSWRBDM) is included.

Digitised Australian Newspapers: Trove National Library of Australia

New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages



October 13 1837

McDERMOTT-SMALL – Married by special license, on the 12th instant, at St. John's Church, Parramatta, by the Rev. H. B. Bobart, and afterwards, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, at St Patrick's Church, by the Rev. J. McEncroe, HENRY Mc DERMOTT, of Sydney, Esq., Merchant (nephew of the late MOLLOY Mc DERMOTT, of Rockville, County of Roscommon, Esq, J. P.) to CATHERINE SARAH, eldest daughter of LIEUT. FRANCIS WALSH SMALL, H. P., of Windsor, late of the Royal Newfoundland Veterans, and of Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, Ireland (The Australian)

October 15 1840

Principal Superintendent of Convicts.

CUNNINGHAM, ARTHUR, [per] Ann Amelia and Alligator, county Tyrone, farm labourer, 5 feet 5 inches, florid comp., brown hair, hazel eyes, supposed to have escaped in the Nimrod whaler, under assumed name Kelly, in September 1835, from Hobart Town. (Sydney Herald)

October 18 1842

EVANS – Died at Sydney, on Sunday the 16th instant, MR. JAMES EVANS, draper, formerly of Strabane, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in the 38th year of his age, much and justly regretted by a large circle of friends (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 30 1844

MR. JAMES ELLIOTT, of Scullion, county of Tyrone, Ireland, who arrived in this colony by the ship Elizabeth, in the month of January last, will hear of a friend by addressing a line to MR. JAMES MATHEWs, Bathurst (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 16 1845

To JAMES LEVESTON, and WIFE, from County of Tyrone, parish of Donaghedy, Ireland, who arrived in Port Phillip in 1841, per barque, Ferguson – Should this meet the eye of the above-named parties, they are earnestly requested to communicate with their father, WM. DAVIS, by letter, directed to the care of the Postmaster, Gundagai, on the Murrumbidgee. (Morning Chronicle, Sydney)

October 30 1845

HAMILTON-McKAY – [Married] By special license, on Thursday, the 23rd instant, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, G. H. HAMILTON, son of LIEUTENANT JOHN HAMILTON, R.N., Tyrone, Ireland, to MISS E. McKAY, niece to MR. MOORE, Supreme Court (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 30 1846

McFARLAND – [Died] In Sydney, on the 28th November last, MR. CLAUDIUS McFARLAND, brother of MR. ANDREW McFARLAND, of Ficarry, near Omagh, aged 25 years (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 5 1846

PRIOR-HARPUR – [Married] At St. Mary's Church, South Creek, on the 3rd inst., by the Rev. B. Lucas Watson, THOMAS LODGE MURRAY PRIOR, Esq., only son of CAPTAIN MURRAY PRIOR, of Rathdowney, in the Queen's County, Ireland, and formerly of Her Majesty's 11th Hussars, to MATILDA, second daughter of THOMAS HARPUR, ESQ., of Cecil Hills, late of Lime Park, County Tyrone, and College-square North, Belfast, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 6 1847

HAMILTON-KILPATRICK – [Married] By special license, at Sydney, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. John McGarvie, D.D., of St. Andrew's Church, Bathurst Street, MR. JOHN HAMILTON, of George Street, Sydney, nephew of WILLIAM HAMILTON, ESQ , of Donnymannagh, county of Tyrone, Ireland, to MISS ISABELLA KILPATRICK, third daughter of the late WILLIAM KILPATRICK, of York Street, Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 22 1847

USSHER-CHAMBERS – [Married] On Wednesday, in St. James' Church [Sydney], by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Australia, SAMUEL JAMES, fifth son of the late REV. DR. HENRY USSHER, of Ramelton, county Donegal, Ireland, to MARGARET LILLIAS, youngest daughter of DAVID CHAMBERS, ESQ., of Macquarie Street, in this city [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 5 1848

McDIAMID-FOWLER –[Married] At St. Andrew's Church [Sydney], on the 3rd inst., by special license, by the Rev. Mr. Walsh, A. McDIAMID, ESQ., Wangola, late of Dunfermline, Scotland, to ELIZA, third daughter of the late ROBERT FOWLER, ESQ., County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 21 1849

IRWIN – Died at her father's residence, West Maitland, on the 17th March, SARAH ELIZABETH, daughter of MR. W. IRWIN (late of Clogher, Tyrone, Ireland), aged 13 months (Maitland Mercury)

April 21 1849

HARPER – [Died] October 22, THOMAS HARPER, ESQ., of Cecil Hills, New South Wales, and formerly of Lime Park, county Tyrone, and of College Square, Belfast (Londonderry Sentinel)

October 27 1849

TWO YOUNG MEN from the North of Ireland, county of Tyrone, near Strabane, came out in the ship “Margaret” from Greenock, in the year 1841. Their names are JAMES CURRY and ROBERT CURRY; they resided in this town [Goulburn] and its vicinity a great part of the time since, and left four or five months ago

This is to inform them that their father and brother has arrived here by the ship “Sea” on the 17th instant, who are very anxious to meet them; and if this should reach them, they are requested to write to the undersigned, who are in the employ of W. CHATFIELD, ESQ., near Goulburn.

ANDREW CURRY, Sen.

ANDREW CURRY, Jun.

Goulburn, October 27, 1849. (Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser)

February 5 1852

LOVAT-DORAHY – [Married] By special license, at Greendale, on the 3rd inst., by Rev. J. J. McLellan, MR. JOHN LOVAT, to MISS CATHARINE, eldest daughter of MR. WILLIAM DORAHY, late of County Tyrone, Ireland. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

August 26 1853

KING-BRAY – [Married] on the 17th March last, by special licence, in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, N.S. Wales, by the Rev. George King, JOHN W. KING, ESQ., son of the late WILLIAM KING, ESQ., of Fintona, Ireland, to LUCY, daughter of JOHN BRAY, ESQ., J.P., Denfield ( Londonderry Sentinel)

April 12 1854

MALLOCH-HURST – [Married] by the Rev. Dr. Lang, on Monday the 10th instant, MR. ALEXANDER MALLOCH, of Shoalhaven, a native of Perth, in Scotland, to MARY HURST, a native of the County Tyrone, in Ireland (The Empire)

October 30 1854

DAVID McCRACKEN. – If D. McC. of Benburb, county Tyrone, Ireland, will apply to P. M., at the Australian Brewery, Sydney, he will receive letters from home. (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 13 1855

MISS NANCY CURRY, who left Ireland, County Tyrone, by the ship Margaret, from Greenock, in the year 1841, will hear of her Brother, by calling at Mr. ROBERT HUGHES, builder, 28, Elizabeth-street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 8 1855

KELLY – [Died] On Tuesday, March 6, 1855, at his late residence, No. 1, Garrick's-Buildings, Castlereagh Street, Sydney, ARTHUR KELLY, aged 42 years, native of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

[Parents unknown (NSWRBMD)]

April 14 1856

Article is endorsed “Colonial Secretary’s Office”.

HENRY OSBORNE (From the Empire, April 11)

MR. HENRY OSBORNE, who represented the Eastern Division of Camden in the late Legislative Council, has been elected to the new Assembly as one of two members now allotted to the constituency under the Constitutional Act.

Mr Osborne was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, on the 8th of February, 1803, and is consequently fifty-three years of age. He is the son of ARCHIBALD OSBORNE, ESQ., of Dirnaseer in that county, and the youngest of ten children, three of whom emigrated to New South Wales, and became settlers in the fertile district of Illawarra. Mr. Osborne arrived in this country on the 9th May, 1829, and may, therefore be reckoned among the old colonists. In those days, as is well-known, it was the policy of Government to encourage emigrants with capital with free grants of land. On making the usual application, Mr. Osborne received a grant to the extent of 2,560 acres, which forms the beautiful estate now embellished with his family seat, and known as Marshall Mount. Subsequently an additional grant to the same extent was made to Mr. Osborne, on condition that improvements to five times the estimated value of the original grant should be effected on the first donation. Thus happily settled on one of the richest and most favoured spots in the colony, Mr. Osborne would have been a man of most perverse understanding, if he had not set lustily to work improving his good fortune. Being naturally of a resolute character, he brought his energies at once to bear upon the capabilities of his newly acquired property, and was soon extensively engaged in pastoral and agricultural operations. The result has been that Mr. Osborne is now at the head of a numerous and respectable tenantry in his own county, and had become the possessor of very large squatting concerns beyond the settled districts.

On the 2nd of December 1839, Mr. Osborne started out from his residence at Dapto as one of the pioneers, who, about that time, determined on forcing their way overland, to find a market for their surplus stock in the young colony of South Australia. Mr. Osborne and his party were four months on their journey through unknown and dangerous country, beset by native tribes; but they arrived in safety, without any collision or serious accident. CAPTAIN GREY, now SIR GEORGE GREY, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, in his work on the colonies, spoke of the gentlemen engaged in the overland traffic, in the following terms: - “The overlanders are, nearly all of them, in the prime of life; and their occupation is to convey large herds of stock from one market to another, and from colony to colony. They have overcome difficulties of no ordinary kind, which have made the more timid-hearted quail and relinquish the enterprises in which they were engaged; while the resolute and undaunted have persevered, and the reward they have obtained is wealth, self-confidence in difficulties and dangers, and a fund of accurate information in many interesting points. Hence, almost every Overlanded you meet is a remarkable man.

At the general election in 1851, Mr. Osborne offered himself up as a candidate for the representation of East Camden; - he was opposed by MR. WILSHIRE, the present member for the city of Sydney. The result of the contest was the election of Mr. Osborne, by a large majority of votes. In the Legislative Council, Mr. Osborne, not unnaturally, bearing in mind the facts we have just stated, took his stand upon what may be termed the conservative interest. “Change is a word of ill sound to happy ears” said a philosopher and statesman of the last age; and it is no wonder that Mr. Osborne should exemplify the truth of this aphorism by a visible horror at the disturbing efforts of those who have not yet “ample room is this delightful land”.

In 1828, Mr. Osborne married SARAH, daughter of the REV. BENJAMIN MARSHALL of the same county in Ireland by whom he has a living family of twelve children, nine sons and three daughters. In private life, Mr. Osborne is esteemed for his unostentatious charity and his correct deportment in discharge of his social duties; and he must be among the wealthiest of our country gentlemen. On the 31st March Mr. Osborne was elected at the head of the poll as one of the present members for East Camden, there being five other candidates for the two seats. (Illawarra Mercury)

June 6 1856

MARSHALL – [Died] At his brother's residence, Lake View, lllawarra, New South Wales, on the 22nd February last, in his 27th year, ALEXANDER MARSHALL, A.B, T.C.D., of consumption, youngest son of the late REV. BENJAMIN MARSHALL, of Dromore, county Tyrone (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 30 1856

SKELTON (GILMORE) – [Died] On the 28th instant, at her residence, South Head Road, JANE, the beloved wife of MR. JAMES SKELTON, third daughter of the late THOMAS GILMORE, ESQ., of Brackaville, county Tyrone, Ireland. (The Empire)

[Parents: Thomas Gilmour & Mary (NSWRBDM)]

July 5 1856

INFORMATION IS REQUIRED of MICHAEL QUIN, native of Cookstown, county of Tyrone, Ireland, who was last heard of at the Ovens diggings. Any information respecting him will be thankfully received by MR. JAMES McCLELLAND, 146, Palmer-street, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 7 1856

WILLIAMS-WATSON – [Married] By special license, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, on Thursday, the 3rd instant, MR. JOHN ALFRED WILLIAMS, commission agent, Charlotte Place, Sydney, a native of Edinburgh, in Scotland, to SARAH ANNE, youngest daughter of the REV. JOHN WATSON, formerly of the county of Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

July 12 1856

DEATH OF DR. ALICK OSBORNE

By the recent mail, the friends of DR. ALICK OSBORNE received intelligence of the death of that gentleman, which took place in Omagh, Ireland, on the 12th of March.

Dr, Osborne was the son of ARCHIBALD OSBORNE, ESQ., of Dirnaseer, in the county of Tyrone. At an early age he entered the Navy, in which service he remained as surgeon upwards of forty years. He then emigrated to New South Wales and settled in the district of Illawarra where two of his brothers, the late John Osborne and the present member for East Camden resided.

At the time of the election in 1851, Dr. Osborne was elected member of the Legislative Council for the united counties of St. Vincent and Murray, after a sharp contest in which he was opposed by CHARLES CAMPBELL, ESQ. In January 1855, he resigned his seat and proceeded to Europe.

In the Council, Dr. Osborne was regular in his attendance and took an active interest in the discharge of his duties. His political views, which were frequently expressed in the debates, always briefly and pithily, were of a strong conservative cast. In maintaining his own opinion with outspoken manliness, however, he never manifested disrespect toward others, meeting his opponents with fairness while preserving his fidelity to his friends. (Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal)

October 1 1856

McELDOWNEY – [Died] At her residence, Pitt Street South [Sydney], on the 30th September, MRS. ISABELLA McELDOWNEY, aged 45 years, wife of ANDREW McELDOWNEY, formerly of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Robert & unknown (NSWRBDM)]

November 28 1856

McDONALD-CUNNINGHAM – [Married] By special license, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, on Monday, the 24th instant, MR. WILLIAM McDONALD, a native of Inverness, in Scotland, to MRS. MARY CUNNINGHAM, a native of the County Tyrone, in Ireland, now both of Pyrmont (The Empire)

January 28 1857

RITCHIE-EVANS – [Married] By special licence, at St. Luke's Church, Dapto, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. William West Simpson, M. A., ROBERT, second son of the late JOHN RITCHIE, ESQ., Galbally, county Tyrone, Ireland, to JANE TREGONING, eldest daughter of EVAN EVANS, ESQ., Penrose Villa, Dapto (The Empire)

March 17 1857

MILLER-NIXON – [Married] On the 12th instant, by license, at the Holy Trinity Church, at Berrima, by the Rev. J. S. Hassall, JOHN, youngest son of WILLIAM MILLER, ESQ., surgeon, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, to REBECCA, fourth daughter of MR. JAMES NIXON, Grannon, Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 13 1857

KENNEDY-JOHNSTON – [Married] On the 10th instant, at Dapto, by the Rev. S. Wilkinson, HENRY, second son of the late EDWARD KENNEDY, County Tyrone, Ireland, to FRANCES, eldest daughter THOMAS JOHNSTON, Dapto, Illawarra. (Illawarra Mercury)

May 15 1857

COOK-HIGGINS – [Married] On Thursday, April 23rd, by special license, at St. Mary's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. J. J. McClennan, JOHN COOK, of Bristol, England, to MARY ANN HIGGINS, of the County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 20 1857

CAMPBELL – Died on the 4th July, at Cundle, Manning River, MR. GEORGE CAMPBELL, aged 34, of County Tyrone, Ireland, and late of Chippendale, Sydney, N.S.W., killed by the falling of a tree. Deeply regretted by all who knew him (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Owen Campbell & Mary unknown (NSWRBDM)]

August 12 1857

RITCHIE-TAYLOR – [Married] By special license, on the 28th ultimo, at the residence of the bride's uncle, Kiama, by the Rev. John Mackie, JOHN, third son of the late JOHN RITCHIE, ESQ., Galbally, county Tyrone, Ireland, to ELIZABETH, fourth daughter of R. A. TAYLOR, ESQ., late of Ballymena, county Antrim (The Empire)

October 22 1857

IRWIN – [Died] On the 17th June, at his residence, Drumglass House, County Tyrone, Ireland, CAPTAIN JAMES MOORE IRWIN, in the 105th year of his age – grandfather of MR. JOHN EDWARD IRWIN, of Morpeth. (Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser)

November 12 1857

THOMAS CUMMINS, of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland, who left there in 1840, and afterwards at Mamre, near Penrith – write to your brother CHARLES or THOMAS T. TIERNAN, Richmond. (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 13 1858

PETER O’NEIL son of CHARLES O’NEIL, of Dungannon, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland; send your address to Grovener & Robbards, 158 George-street, Sydney. (The Empire)

January 18 1858

MILLER-McGRATH – [Married] At Tapatalla, Good Dog, Shoalhaven, on the 14th January, by special license, by the Rev. John H. Garvan, A.M., SAMUEL, son of the late MR. JOHN MILLER, of Rock Hill, to ELIZA, daughter of the late MR. THOMAS McGRATH, County Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

April 19 1858

CRAIG-PATTERSON – [Married] On the 15th instant, at St. Michael’s Church, Wollongong, by the Rev. T. C. Ewing, MR. JOHN CRAIG, second son of JAS. CRAIG, ESQ., County Tyrone, Ireland, to MISS SUSAN PATTERSON, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN PATTERSON, West Dapto. (Illawarra Mercury)

April 26 1858

JOHN DINNING

(From the U. S. Western Christian Advocate)

[The following biographical sketch is published in compliance with the earnest solicitation of several persons resident in Illawarra who were relatives of the late John Dinning.]

Brother Dinning was born February 12, 1798, in the parish of Kilskarry (sic), county Tyrone. Ireland. He was blessed with a pious mother who was converted to God in the days of Wesley. The ministry of some of the noble, self-sacrificing preachers of the Wesleyan Methodist connection made a deep and lasting impression on young Dinning’s mind in the early days of Methodism............the REV. GIDEON OUSELY, one of the Irish missionaries in particular. We here insert an extract of a letter, written by his friend and companion, REV. RICHARD CROZIER, relative to his conversion and early religious experience: - “In the latter part of the year 1815, in the midst of a glorious revival of religion that was conducted by MATTHEW STEWART and JAMES OLIVE, Brother Dinning was converted, and joined the church. Shortly after he was appointed class-leader and exhorter..........”. In the spring of 1818 he bid his friends and native land adieu, in company with the above-named friend. ...........arrived New York. He left New York in the fall of this year and moved to Virginia, and settled on a farm in Giles county, where he lived for fifteen years. Two years subsequently he was joined in holy matrimony to MARY HETHERINGTON, who shared his joys and sorrows till death severed the bonds of their union. ................ in the fall of 1835 he and his family moved to Attica, Indiana, and in the spring of 1836, he moved to Highland county, Ohio, and settled near Sugar-Tree Ridge. Here as elsewhere, he continued to exercise his gifts and graces in the cause of his Master........................For forty-one years, it may be said of him he was a faithful, zealous member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a lover and firm supporter of her doctrines and discipline. (Illawarra Mercury)

May 8 1858

PERSONS ADVERTISED FOR.

JANE LOWRY, from Donagheady, county Tyrone, Ireland; the REV. JOHN BATES, at DR. MOON’S, 15, Bathurst-street, is anxious to obtain information respecting her. (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 21 1858

KEYS-HENDERSON – [Married] At Wollongong, on the 17th inst,. by the Rev. Cunningham Atchison, THOMAS, youngest son of the late MR. DAVID KEYS, County Tyrone, Ireland, to SARAH, third daughter of MR. WILLIAM HENDERSON, County Cavan, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

August 12 1858

MULHOLLAND - [Died] On Saturday, 24th April, 1858 at Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with true Christian resignation, ELIZA, the beloved wife of MR. HENRY MULHOLLAND and mother of MR. JOHN MULHOLLAND, of Figtree Farm, Wollongong. Her end was peace (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 30 1858

OSBORNE-SCOTT & OSBORNE-SCOTT– [Married] On the 26th May, 1858, in Dromore, county Tyrone, Ireland, by the Rev. Mr. Dill, HENRY OSBORNE, Esq., of Wangangua, Australia, to REBECCA SCOTT, eldest daughter of JOHN SCOTT, ESQ., of Dromore; and on same day, HENRY HILL OSBORNE, ESQ., Avondale, Illawarra, to CHARLOTTE, second daughter of JOHN SCOTT, ESQ. (Illawarra Mercury)

March 28 1859

DEATH OF HENRY OSBORNE, ESQ., J.P.

It is with deep and sincere sorrow we announce the death of HENRY OSBORNE, ESQ., of Marshall Mount, which melancholy event took place, about 7 p.m., at his late residence..............had suffered for several months from a most severe and harassing attack. His death will plunge a numerous family and a most extensive circle of relatives into grief and mourning..............it will remove from over a numerous tenantry, a considerate landlord. In his manner, Mr. Osborne was to all men, frank, genial and open.......his intellect strong and read;, in business he was shrewd, active and enterprising. Mr. Osborne occupied a seat, as the representative of these districts, in the last Councils under the old regime and in the late Parliament. ...........in and out of the political arena, he was kind and courteous to all.

He was ahumble and devout member of the Church of England. In his last illness he was vivited by His Lordship BISHOP BARKER.

Independent of his large freehold agricultural and coalmining properties in these districts, he leaves considerable property in the metropolis, and he was one of the most extensive squatters in the colony.............Mr. Osborne was born in the county Tyrone, Ireland, on the 8th February, 1803, his father being ARCHIBALD OSBORNE, ESQ., of Dirnaseer, in that county; he was the youngest of ten children. Thus, at the time of his death, he had but shortly entered his 56th year. He married in 1828, SARAH, daughter of the REV. BENJAMIN MARSHALL, of his own county. In the following year he left for this colony...........when he died he had been upwards of 29 years in the colony. His lady, and fourteen of their fifteen children survive the loss of a most devoted husband, and a good father. (Illawarra Mercury)

Parents: Archibald Osborne & Jane (NSWRBMD)]

May 13 1859

SPEER – [Died] On the 9th of February, at his residence, Crawfordstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, MR. WILLIAM SPEER, in the 84th year of his age, father of MR. WILLIAM SPEER, of this city [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 15 1859

JAMES HAGAN, TYRONE, IRELAND.

The above-named who Emigrated from Ireland in 1856, to Australia, per ship Bermondsey, and left Iron Bark, Barraba, October, 1856 for New England, will hear of something to his advantage by writing to his brother

MILES HAGAN, Iron Bark Creek, Barraba (Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser)

July 9 1859

IMMIGRANTS per QUEEN OF ENGLAND. –The undermentioned persons have arrived in the ship Queen of England, in pursuance of deposits made in their favour under the Immigration Remittance Regulations.

The single females will be permitted to join their friends immediately after their arrival at the Depot; the Families and Single Men, after inspection by the Immigration Board, at and after one o’clock on Monday nest, 11th July instant.

H.H. Browne, agent for Immigration. Government Immigration Office, Sydney 8th July, 1859

Immigrants from Co. Tyrone: FOWLER, James; GORDON, George; GRIFFITH, Hugh; LEE, Robert; McCAIN, John; QUINN, Neil; SCOTT, James; STONE, George. (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 12 1859

HARPER-FOSTER – [Married] April 22, at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, by the Rev. George King, MR. F.J. HARPER, to LIZZIE MILLS, youngest daughter of the late HAMILTON FOSTER, ESQ., of Strabane (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 8 1859

FENTON-POLLOCK – [Married] on Wednesday, the 7th instant, at the Scots Church [Sydney], by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR. JAMES FENTON, of Balmain, storekeeper, a native of London, to JANE POLLOCK, of Clarence Street, Sydney, daughter of the late MR. JAMES POLLOCK, of county Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

September 12 1859

BRANAGAN – [Died] On the 9th May, at Newtown Stuart, Tyrone, Ireland, MRS. CATHERINE BRANAGAN, aged 56 years, relict of TOM BRANAGAN, and mother of MRS PIMM, of Crown Street, Surry Hills (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 13 1859

McFEE-McGRATH – [Married] On the 1st November by special license by the Rev. J. Sommerville, at Good Dog, THOMAS McFEE, son of WILLIAM McFEE, county Monaghan, Ireland, to LUCINDA, sixth daughter of the late THOMAS McGRATH, of the County Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

December 21 1859

IMMIGRANTS PER ANNIE WATSON

The undermentioned persons having arrived per Annie Watson, in virtue of deposits made under the Immigration Remittance Regulations, will be prepared to join their friends as follows: The single females as soon as the ship shall have been released from Quarantine, and they arrived at the Depot, Hyde Park; and the families and single men immediately after inspection by the Immigration Board, of which due notice will be given.

Name and County; [including] ALEXANDER, John, Tyrone; CARROLL, James, Tyrone; COULTERS, James, Tyrone; DONNELLY, James, Tyrone; GRIFFIN, Alexander, Tyrone; McDONALD, Mary, Tyrone; McMINN, John T., Tyrone; TURNER, William, Tyrone; WHITELY, Sarah, Tyrone; WOODS, William, Tyrone. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

January 24 1860

DALE – [Died] At his residence, Pitt Street, Sydney, on Monday 23rd January, MR. JAMES DALE, late of Augher, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 65 years (The Empire)

[Parents: names unknown (NSWRBDM)]

February 13 1860

HYNDMAN-CARDWELL – [Married] On the 1st February, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, by special license, SAMUEL HYNDMAN, native of county Tyrone, to MISS MARY JANE CARDWELL, native of Sydney, eldest daughter of MR. JAMES CARDWELL, of Camperdown. (The Empire)

March 2 1860

McLAUGHLIN-DORAN – [Married] November 10, at Sydney, New South Wales, THOMAS, youngest son of the late MR. THOMAS McLAUGHLIN, Londonderry, Ireland, to MARY ANNE, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN DORAN, Tyrone, Ireland (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 30 1860

BLACK-PORTER – [Married] December 27, at Sydney, New South Wales, by the Rev. Stephen Rabone, Wesleyan minister, JAMES, youngest son of the late JAMES BLACK, ESQ., Kiama, to MARY JANE, only daughter of the late MR. D. PORTER, of Castlederg, Ireland (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 26 1860

DAVIS-RICHARDSON – [Married] On the 15th instant, at Wagga Wagga, by the Rev. R. W. Young, MR. THOMAS DAVIS, of Mittagong, a native of Haverford, North Wales, to JANE, relict of the late GEORGE RICHARDSON, ESQ., of Redbank, Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

June 1 1860

GRIFFITH-BURNS – [Married] By special license on the 28th instant, at Dapto, by the Rev. C. Atchison, MR. HUGH GRIFFITH, Dapto, to ELIZA JANE, daughter of MR. WM. BURNS, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

June 1 1860

MILLER-NOBLE – [Married] By special license, on the 30th ultimo, at Avondale, by the Rev. Cunningham Atchison, WILLIAM, second son of MR. SAMUEL MILLER of Spring Hill, Wollongong, to MARY ANNE, second daughter of MR. WILLIAM NOBLE, of county Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

June 16 1860

LANE-RITCHY – [Married] On the 12th instant, by special licence, at St. Luke's Church, Dapto, by the Rev. W. W. Simpson, M. A., WILLIAM JOHN, fourth son of WILLIAM LANE, ESQ., M.D., county Londonderry, to ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of the late JOHN RITCHY, ESQ., county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 17 1860

LIND –[Died] On the 20th April, JANE HARRINGTON, aged 19 years, grand-daughter of the late LIEUTENANT ROBERT LIND, Waterloo Cottage, Crookstown (sic), County Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

July 20 1860

DILL – [Died] On the 19th April, at the residence of Dr. Marshall, Wollongong, New South Wales, of consumption, JOSEPH SCOTT DILL, aged 20 years, eldest son of the REV. JAMES REID DILL, of Dromore, county Tyrone, Ireland (Londonderry Sentinel)

September 21 1860

GORDON-ARMSTRONG – [Married] On the 30th ultimo, by license, in Christ Church, Sydney, by the Rev. George Henry Moreton, curate of the parish of St. James, assisted by the Rev. Canon Walsh, M.A., incumbent of the parish of St. Laurence, MR. JAMES GORDON, of this city, to SELINA, only surviving daughter of the late MR. ROBERT ARMSTRONG, Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 13 1860

WATERS-PURSLEY – [Married] At the Wesleyan Temporary Chapel, Armidale, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, by the Rev. W. T. Mayne, MR. W. J. WATERS, formerly of Oxford-street, London, to MISS MARY JANE PURSLEY, formerly of Tyrone, Ireland. (Armidale Express and New England Courier)

November 24 1860

McCRORY – Died on the 17th instant, at the residence of his brother-in-law, JAMES CARLIN, Yass, MR. PATRICK McCRORY, youngest son of FELIX McCRORY, Garvaugh, County Tyrone, Ireland ; brother of MR. JOHN McCRORY, 256, Clarence Street, Sydney, and of Mrs. James Carlin, Yass (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Felix McCrory & Mary (NSWRBDM)]

February 15 1861

MARSHALL – [Died] On the 13th instant, at the residence of her son, BENJAMIN MARSHALL, ESQ., Dapto, in the 77th year of her age, JUDITH, relict of the late REV. BENJAMIN MARSHALL, Dromon [Dromore], County Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

April 20 1861

USSHER – [Died] April 2nd, at 293, Elizabeth Street [Sydney], suddenly of apoplexy, SAMUEL JAMES USSHER, fourth son of the late REV. DR. HENRY USSHER, county Donegal, Ireland, and nephew of the late ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS USSHER, K. C. B., in the 51st year of his age (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 28 1861

HOWARD – [Died] At Jamberoo, on the 24th instant, MR. ROBERT HOWARD, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, in the 56th year of his age, much regretted by all who knew him. He was attended to the grave by a large concourse of sympathising friends and neighbours. The corpse was carried by his near relations, and the pall was borne by his Masonic brothers. (Examiner Kiama)

[Parents: Robert Howard and Sarah(NSWRBMD)]

June 21 1861

MILLER-BATES – [Married] on the 14th June, at Newtownstewart Church [Co. Tyrone], by the Rev. Charles Hamilton, MR. THOMAS MILLER, late of Scone, New South Wales, to MARTHA, eldest daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL BATES, Newtownstewart (Londonderry Sentinel)

June 26 1861

McHUGH-O’DONNELL – [Married] On the 24th June, at St. Mary's Cathedral [Sydney], EDWARD McHUGH, to SARAH, daughter of MR. NEIL O'DONNELL, both of county Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

July 20 1861

BOON-McMULLEN – [Married] June 27th, by special license, by the Rev. J. L. McSkimming, JAMES BOON, eldest son of the late JAMES BOON, of Shropshire, England, to JANE, second daughter of MICHAEL McMULLEN, of County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 22 1861

ROBINSON-PORTER – [Married] On the 19th July, by special license, at 105, Prince Street [Sydney], by the Rev. John Reid, of the Scots Church, Church Hill, Sydney, MR. THOMAS WILLIAM ROBINSON, E. I. Company's Marine, third son of the late CAPTAIN HILL, R.N, Cannobie, Scotland, to CATHERINE, second daughter of MR. THOMAS PORTER, County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 3 1861

Should this meet the eye of MARGARET GORMELY, formerly of Legland, County Tyrone, Ireland, THOMAS McCULLOCH wants you at T. JOHNSON’S Sussex-street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 28 1861

If MR. JAMES POWELL, late of Drummond, County of Tyrone, Ireland, will apply, or WRITE to A.B., 134, Campbell-street, Sydney, he will hear of something to his advantage. (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 18 1861

McFARLAND-WILLIAMS – Married on the 25th of September, at her Britannic Majesty's consulate, Apia, Upolu, Navigator Islands [Samoa], by the father of the bride, CHARLES McFARLAND, ESQ., of Gortin, county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of JOHN C. WILLIAMS, Esq., H.B.M. Consul (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 21 1861

ARMSTRONG-HAMILTON – [Married] By the Rev. Mr. McCarthy, of Walcha, on the 17th December, WILLIAM, youngest son of the late ROBERT ARMSTRONG, ESQ., of Trillick, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to MARIA ISABELLA, eldest daughter of the late JOHN HAMILTON, ESQ., Walcha, New England, New South Wales. (Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser)

May 23 1862

SHOULD this meet the eye of OWEN McCORMACK, from Hillhead, county Tyrone, Ireland, you will oblige a friend by leaving your address at the Currency Lass Hotel, corner of Pitt-street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 30 1862

BATES-DEVLIN – [Married] On the 10th inst., at Glen Innes, New England, by the Rev. T. McCarthy, JOSEPH, eldest son of MR. WILLIAM BATES, Leicestershire, England, to ROSE, eldest daughter of the late MR. JAMES DEVLIN, of Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

August 16 1862

SUICIDE: JAMES CARDWELL – An inquest was held on Wednesday at the Honest Irishman, Camperdown, on the body of JAMES CARDWELL aged 52 years, who committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence, Camperdown, on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was a native of Tyrone, Ireland. He was a cattle dealer, and in comfortable circumstances. A few weeks since his eldest son, who was of great assistance to him, left him; and he in consequence since, drank very hard. When in liquor he behaved most brutally towards his wife and children...........left home to search for a mare that had strayed............returned very drunk and threatened to beat his wife, assaulted an employee, a young man named O’Neal............he then ran into the house..........a neighbour named Reid, having heard that the little boy O’Neal had been struck with an axe entered the house and found the deceased suspended by a rope around his neck. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

September 16 1862

ATCHISON – [Died] At Glenglush, Tyrone, Ireland, on the 27th June last, after an illness of seven weeks, JAMES ATCHISON, ESQ., M.D., surgeon, Royal Navy, eldest brother of the REV. C. ATCHISON, Wollongong. (Illawarra Mercury)

October 25 1862

CLEMENTS – [Died] On the 15th instant, at the residence of his son ANDREW, Brown's Creek, King's Plains, Mr. JOSEPH CLEMENTS, aged 79 years, father of MRS. McKENNA, of King's Plains and brother of the REV. ANDREW CLEMENTS, County Tyrone, Ireland. Much respected (Bathurst Free Press)

[Parents: John Clements & Mary unknown (NSWRBDM)]

December 14 1862

LAMBERT-O’DONNELL – [Married] November 8, at Christ Church, Tenterfield, New South Wales, by the Rev. T. J. Hyder, JOSEPH L. LAMBERT, late of Guildford, Surrey, England, to ANNIE, youngest daughter of CONNELL O'DONNELL, of Meenmore, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 19 1862

BLUE-SPROULE – [Married] the 10th December, in Dromore Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. J.E. Dill, WILLIAM BLUE, ESQ., Sydney, New South Wales, to MARRIANNE, daughter of the late JAMES SPROULE, ESQ., of Grannon, Dromore (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 24 1862

STUART-LONG – [Married] On the 1st December, by special license, by the Rev. John Reid (of the Mariners' Church), at his residence, 105, Prince Street, Sydney, GEORGE G. T. STUART, analytical chemist, youngest son of the REV. DAVID STUART, D.D., Dublin, to MARIA, daughter of MR. JOHN LONG, Ardstraw, Ballyfolliard, County Tyrone, Ireland. Irish papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 17 1863

BEATTY-GLENN – [Married] on the 12th January, by special license, at St. Andrew's temporary Cathedral [Sydney], by the Rev. G. King, M.A., JAMES BEATTY (Southern Gold Escort), youngest son of the late MR. JAMES BEATTY, formerly of Fermanagh, Ireland, to MARGARETTA, second daughter of MR. SAMUEL GLENN, formerly of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 30 1863

HAMILTON-BUCHANAN – [Married] on the 11th September, in St. Mary's Church, Parnell [N.Z.], by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of New Zealand, HARKNESS, eighth son of DR. JAMES HAMILTON, formerly of Cookstown, Ireland, to MARY ANN, second daughter of WILLIAM BUCHANAN, ESQ., J.P., Tara, Bendemeer, New England, New South Wales (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 27 1863

JOHN McLOON, of the county Tyrone, Ireland. – His parents are on board the emigrant ship Sir John Moore, Sydney, and anxious to hear from him; supposed to be about the district of Shoalhaven. (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 23 1863

HAMPTON-SIMPSON – [Married] On the 16th instant, at 105, Prince Street,[Sydney] by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Mariners' Church, WILLIAM HENRY HAMPTON, native of Mauritius, to JANE SIMPSON, daughter of ROBERT SIMPSON, farmer, Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 3 1863

THOMAS CUMMINS, Cooper by trade, from county Tyrone, Ireland, last heard of at Albury about three years and a half since – supposed to be in Victoria – your Brother CHARLES wishes to hear from you at once; or anyone knowing his address, direct CHARLES CUMMINS, Mr. Verdu’s , Yurong-street, Woolloomooloo (The Empire)

August 15 1863

WARBY-BULLOCK – [Married] On the 6th instant, at Campbellfield, the residence of the bride's aunt, by the Rev. W. Magee, JOHN W. WARBY, of Moorfields, Campbelltown, to ISABELLA BULLOCK, of Greaves Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, and fourth daughter of ABEL BULLOCK, of Cecil, County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 12 1864

FUNSTON-ALCORN – [Married] By special license, on the 7th instant, at Sydney, by the Rev. N. Pigeon, MR. CHRISTOPHER FUNSTON to ELIZABETH JANE, eldest daughter of MR. JOSEPH ALCORN, County Tyrone, Ireland (Kiama Independent & Shoalhaven Advertiser)

February 16 1864

WILKINSON-MACMANAMEY – [Married] Tuesday, 9th instant, by special license, at St. Mary's Cathedral [Sydney], by the Rev. James Conway, WILLIAM WILKINSON, T.S., native of the city of Dublin, Ireland, to MARY JANE, only daughter of JAMES and the late LETITIA MACMANAMEY, of Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales, and granddaughter of WILLIAM and JANE KILLEN, of county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 21 1864

CAULFIELD – [Died] 29th February, at his residence, Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, aged 44, MR. EDWARD CAULFIELD (for many years a hackney coach proprietor of this city); a native of county Tyrone, Ireland leaving a wife and four children to lament their loss. His illness was short but very painful, which he bore with Christian patience, in a firm conviction of eternal life, through faith in Christ Jesus (Sydney Morning Herald)

Parents unknown (NSWRBMD)]

June 17 1864

HAMILTON – Died June 11, on board the ship Damascus, in the East India Dock, London, on the home voyage from Sydney, New South Wales, ALEXANDER, second son of MR. R. HAMILTON, Luremore, Castlederg, aged 26 years (Londonderry Sentinel)

July 11 1864

If this should meet the eye of MICHAEL MORRIS, he will hear from his brother MICHAEL MORRIS – native of Plumbridge, county Tyrone, Ireland – by applying at 252, Kent-street, on or both the 15th. (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 12 1864

REV. JAMES COLLINS – Died on the 7th instant at his residence, Tyrone Villa, Grafton, REV. JAMES COLLINS, Presbyterian Minister, aged 66 (Clarence & Richmond Examiner)

[Parents: William Collins & Ellen (NSWRBDM)]

July 13 1864

The REV. JAMES COLLINS, Presbyterian minister, who for six years has been a resident of Grafton, has been removed by death from amongst us this week. The late rev. gentleman was born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 1798, was educated at the College of Edinburgh, and came to this colony as a minister from Dr. Lang's body in 1854. The numbers who followed his remains to the grave bore testimony to the esteem in which he was held by all sections of the people in Grafton. Complaints are made that at the funeral service the REV. MR. McINTYRE, by his proceedings, wounded the feelings of many who were present (Clarence and Richmond Examiner, July 13)

July 20 1864

OBITUARY: REV. JAMES COLLINS – Died at his residence, Tyrone Villa, Grafton, Clarence River, on Thursday, the 7th instant, after an illness of about two months, during the last fortnight of which he was confined to his house, the REV. JAMES COLLINS, Presbyterian minister, in the sixty-third year of his age. Mr. Collins was a native of the county of Tyrone, in the north of Ireland, and emigrated to this colony with his large family at his own charges, in the year 1854, having been engaged for a series of years as an itinerant minister and missionary, chiefly among the navvies along the new lines of railway in the central counties of England. On his arrival in New South Wales, he was stationed as a Presbyterian minister, under the Synod of New South Wales, at Balmain, where he officiated with acceptance for about two years; but on the death of the REV. ROBERT MILLER, of Grafton, in the year 1856, he was appointed to the Clarence and Richmond Rivers district, where he remained till his death. Mr. Collins had a natural talent for expounding the Scriptures, which he did occasionally with great originality of thought and fluency of language, as also addressing the humbler classes of people; and his labours as an itinerant minister on both rivers will not be forgotten by not a few in the district. He died in peace, giving himself up into the hands of a faithful Creator. His funeral, which took place on the 8th instant, was attended by a large concourse of people from Grafton and its vicinity, who thereby testified to their respect and esteem for the deceased. (The Empire)

August 18 1864

AIKIN – [Died] On the 11th instant, at Parramatta, N. S.W., HENRY HORATIO AIKIN, aged 78, eldest brother of C. AIKIN, ESQ., barrister-at-law, of Dublin, and brother of the late JOHN AIKIN, ESQ., M.D., Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 22 1864

POWELL – [Died] 15th of June, at his residence, Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, JAMES BRUCE POWELL, ESQ., aged 70 years, late Captain of her Majesty's 12th Regiment of Foot, the father of MRS. JOHN MULHOLLAND, Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 8 1864

DEATH OF SENIOR SERGEANT [THOMAS] SMYTH. – Bushranging has gained another victim this week, and another murder is added to the list of the crimes of Morgan and crew. On a peaceful Sunday evening not a month since a murderous and, at the same time cowardly attack was made upon a party of police encamped for the night upon the Doodle Cooma run. We gave the particulars at the time reporting that Sergeant Smyth was wounded and it was feared, dangerously. From that time until Thursday night it was a life and death and struggle for him; but on Thursday night, blood for the third time flowed afresh from the wound and in five minutes he was dead. Great sympathy is felt in the town in the loss of so good an officer.........It appears Sergeant Smyth was only thirty years of age and a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland and was previously a member of the Irish constabulary. He had seen service in many places in which the riots of Lambing Flat of 1861 were no small feature. Either privately or officially, his loss will be felt. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

November 22 1864

WEBSTER-McILWAIN – [Marriage] On the 14th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, by special license, MR. THOMAS WEBSTER, of London, to MARY ANN, third daughter of JAMES McILWAIN, ESQ., of Liskittle Hall, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 7 1865

CLAUSEN-COULTER – [Married] At the Scots Church, on Friday, the 6th January, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR. FREDERICK JULIUS CLAUSEN, of the colonial coasting marine, a native of Elsinore, Denmark, to ELIZA COULTER, of the South Head Road, a native of the county Tyrone, Ireland. (The Empire)

February 16 1865

BROWN-PIESSE – [Married] On the 19th instant, by special license, at St. Mary's Church, Balmain, by the Rev. William Stack, ROBERT BROWN, youngest son of WILLIAM BROWN, ESQ., Tyrone, Ireland, to EMMA H. N. PIESSE, eldest daughter of the late CHARLES ALEXANDER J. PIESSE, Colonial Secretary of Perth, Western Australia, formerly of Dublin, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 21 1865

GLOVER-WATSON – [Married] March 9th, at the Scots' Church [Sydney], by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR. WILLIAM GLOVER, general dealer, Waterloo Estate, a native of the colony, to MARY, daughter of MR. SAMUEL WATSON, farmer, county Tyrone, Ireland, residing in Cumberland Street, Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 1 1865

THORBURN-LUKE – [Married] On the 25th March, at 105 Prince Street [Sydney], by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Mariners' Church, JAMES THORBURN, bachelor, native of Jamberoo, New South Wales, to MARY ANN LUKE, daughter of the late SAMUEL LUKE, farmer, county of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 5 1865

WILSON – [Died] On the 4th instant, of consumption, ELIZABETH, third daughter of MR. ALEXANDER WILSON, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 21 years (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 21 1865

MATTHEWS-McKEARAHAN – [Married] March 25th, at 105, Prince-street [Sydney], by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Mariners' Church, THOMAS MATTHEWS, native of Wiltshire, England, to MARY McKEARAHAN, daughter of SAMUEL KEARAGHAN, farmer, county of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 12 1865

MACMANAMEY – [Died] on Wednesday, the 11th instant, at his residence, 16, Ultimo Estate, Sydney, MR. JAMES MACMANAMEY, aged 61 years, husband of the late LETITIA MACMANAMEY, native of county Tyrone, Ireland, father of W. and J. MACMANAMEY, of this city, and of MRS. W. WILKINSON, of Queensland, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and relations (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: James MacManamey & Ann unknown (NSWRBDM)]

June 21 1865

PEARCE-ALLUM – [Married] At 105 Princes Street [Sydney], on the 17th June, by special license, by the Rev. John Bald, of the Mariners’ Church, JOHN HARCOURT PEARCE, native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland, to ELLEN ALLUM, fourth daughter of GEORGE ALLUM, builder, Surry Hills; Sydney (The Empire)

July 27 1865

McELDOWNEY – [Died] On the 3rd instant, at his residence, Pitt Street, South [Sydney], aged 52, JAMES McELDOWNEY, formerly of Drumraw at Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Andrew McEldowney & Jane unknown (NSWRBDM)]

August 3 1865

GREER-CONNELLY – [Married] At the Scots’ Church [Sydney], on Tuesday, the1st August, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR. ALEXANDER GREER, a native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland, to MARGARET, second daughter of MR. JOHN CONNELLY, Clarence Street, Sydney, a native of the colony (The Empire)

September 21 1865

McFARLAND-DEVITT – [Married] On the 14th instant, at the Roman Catholic Church, St. Leonards, New South Wales, by the Rev. Dr. Powell, JOHN McFARLAND, second son of WILLIAM McFARLAND, Newtownstewart, county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARGARET DEVITT, second daughter of MR. JAMES DEVITT, Botany (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 21 1865

FOLKARD-TURNER – [Married] August 17th, at St. George's Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh Street, Sydney, by the Rev. William McIntyre, A.M., THOMAS, second son of MR. JOHN FOLKARD, of Ryde, to SARAH, second daughter of MR. WILLIAM TURNER, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 25 1865

RUSH-FITZPATRICK – [Married] On the 18th instant, by special license, at St. Mary's Cathedral [Sydney], by the Rev. M. J. Dwyer, MR. MICHAEL RUSH, of the Clarence River, native of the county Tyrone, Ireland, to MISS ANNIE THERESA FITZPATRICK, youngest daughter of MR. THOMAS FITZPATRICK, Camperdown, late of Emu Plains (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 13 1865

WANTED, the ADDRESS of MISS MARGARET LYNCH, of Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland. Came to Sydney in 1841, about 24 years ago. Cousin E. SMITH is anxious to hear from her. 164, Cumberland-street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 31 1865

SIMPSON-CARPENTER – [Married] On the 19th instant, at the Baptist Church, Ryde, by the Rev. Frederick Hibberd, GEORGE SIMPSON, of County Tyrone, Ireland, to EMILY JANE, daughter of the late THOMAS CARPENTER, of Ryde, New South Wales (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 20 1865

TURNER – [Died] On the 10th November, at No. 23, Druitt Street, Sydney, ROBERT, fourth son of THOMAS and MARGARET TURNER, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 22 (The Empire)

January 29 1866

DEATH BY DROWNING.-On Tuesday, the 23rd instant, a man named JAMES CORR, was drowned in a waterhole in Marshall Mount Creek. The deceased was a native of Trillick, County Tyrone, Ireland, and for some time past had been in the employ of ALICK OSBORNE, ESQ., of Marshall Mount. On Tuesday last he was ploughing, and about 4 o'clock in the afternoon left off work for the purpose of bathing in the creek. Whilst bathing he got into a deep part of the creek, and sank in a place where there was about twelve foot of water. The alarm being given great exertions wore made by Mr. Alick Osborne and a young man named BOGAN, to recover the body, but these, we regret to say, were of little use, as twenty minutes had elapsed before the body was got up, and then unfortunately life was extinct An inquest was hold on the 24th instant before the coroner, when, after hearing the evidence, the jury returned the following verdict -" That deceased James Corr having gone into Marshall Mount Creek to bathe, got out of his depth, and was accidentally drowned." The deceased, who has been but a short time in the colony, leaves a wife and four children at Marshall Mount (lllawarra Express)

[Parents: James Corr & Barbara (NSWRBDM)]

April 14 1866

BELL-GORDON – [Married] On the 3rd instant, by special license, at 105, Prince Street, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Mariners' Church, PHILIP BELL, native of Germany, to MARY ANN GORDON, daughter of the late JAMES GORDON, farmer, county of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 25 1866

CREW-GORMLEY – [Married] On the 21st May, by special license, at St. Mary's Cathedral, by the Rev. Father Keating, THOMAS TUCKER CREW, Gloucester- shire, England, to CATHERINE GORMLEY, third daughter of Mr. ROGER GORMLEY, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 10 1866

NOBLE – Departed this life, on Wednesday, 4th instant, in the 35th year of her age, after a short illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, MARY NOBLE, sister to the late MRS. RAMSEY, of West Maitland, and fourth daughter of MR. THOMAS NOBLE, county Tyrone, Ireland; deeply regretted by her brother- in-law and family, and a large circle of friends (Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser)

[Parents: Thomas Noble & Hannah (NSWRBDM)]

August 16 1866

McGILLEN (CORY) – [Died ]On the 5th instant, at her residence, Riversdale, Kiama, MARGARET, beloved wife of JAMES McGILLEN, and daughter of the late MR. ARTHUR CORY, County Tyrone, Ireland, and sister of MRS. A. MULLIGAN, of George Street, Redfern (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Registered as McGillam. Parents: Arthur Cory & Eliza (NSWRBDM)]

October 25 1866

MULHOLLAND-MURPHY – [Married] On the 2nd October, by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, LLD., WESTLEY, eldest son of the late MR. JOHN MULHOLLAND, of Cook’s Town, Tyrone, Ireland, to MARGARET ANNE, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN .MURPHY, of Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (The Empire)

November 3 1866

McBURNEY-SIMSON – [Married] On the 8th October, by special license, at Palmer Street Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. John McGibbon, B.A., JAMES McBURNEY, county Armagh, Ireland, to MATILDA, eldest daughter of Mr. GEORGE SIMSON, Dromore, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 1 1867

CATHER – [Died] October 9, at his youngest son's residence, King's Plains, Australia, WILLIAM CATHER, SEN., formerly of Leckpatrick, county Tyrone, at the advanced age of 84 years (Londonderry Sentinel)

May 11 1867

GORRELL-McVITY – [Married] On the 1st instant, by the Rev Dr. Bailey, of the Free Church of England, Brisbane Street, MR. JOHN GORRELL, of Camperdown Road, formerly of Dromore, county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY ANNE, daughter of MR. EDWARD McVITY, of Cleveland Street, Redfern (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 22 1867

FLEMING-CHARLTON – [Married] On the 16th instant, by special license, at the Catholic Church, Wollongong, RICHARD, the second son of JAMES FLEMING, County of Carlow, to ANNE, the second daughter of JAMES CHARLTON, County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 6 1867

CAMPBELL-CURRY – [Married] At the Scots Church [Sydney], by special license on Monday, the 1st instant by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR JOHN CAMPBELL, of Sutton Forest, cattle dealer, a native of Berrima to SARAH CURRY, of Jamberoo, daughter of MR. JOHN. CURRY, farmer, a native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland (The Empire)

July 6 1867

McCUTCHEON – [Died] At Goulburn, on the 1st July, MR. CHARLES McCUTCHEON, of Middle Creek, in the thirty-second year of his age, and second son of the late MR. ANDREW and REBECCA McCUTCHEON, of the parish of Sure More [townland of Lure More?], county Tyrone, Ireland, and nephew to MR. FOLLIARD, Longfield near Goulburn, and respected by a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace. (Goulburn Herald and Chronicle)

August 27 1867

MISSING FRIENDS.

BARNARD or BRIDGET HAGGEN, late of County Tyrone, Ireland, or anyone knowing them, will please write to JOHN HAGGEN, Preston Hill, Carngham, Ballarat, Victoria (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 29 1867

LITTLE-IRWIN – [Married] On the 28th instant, at Balmain, by the Rev. Mr. Lumsdaine, CAPTAIN R. KYLE LITTLE, formerly of H. M. 22nd regiment, second son of JOHN LITTLE, ESQ., of Stewartstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, to DORA, eldest daughter of JAMES IRWIN, Esq., Springfield, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 9 1867

ROBERT POTTER, of Munderudo [Munderrydoe], county Tyrone, Ireland, who emigrated to Sydney about 9 years ago, will oblige by sending his address to J. C., 103, Prince-street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 30 1867

LYNCH-ROBERTS – [Married] On the 21st October, at Coolamatong, the residence of MR. THOMAS LYNCH, by special license, by the Rev. M. Kavanagh, JAMES, the second son of MRS. THOMAS LYNCH, to MARY, the eldest daughter of MR. JAMES ROBERTS, of Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland. (The Empire)

February 29 1868

ARMSTRONG-SCOTT – [Married] February 20th, at Christ Church [St Laurence, Sydney], by the Rev. E. M. Saliniere, assisted by the Rev. G. Vidal, GEORGE, second son of the late ROBERT ARMSTRONG, of Trillick, county Tyrone, Ireland, to CLEMENTINA CATHERINE JANE, seventh daughter of the late JAMES SCOTT, M.D., R.N., Deputy Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 16 1868

HADDEN DOHERTY – [Married] On the 13th instant, at the Scots’ Church, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P , MR. GEORGE HADDEN, of the colonial steam marine, a native of Bristol, England, to MARJORY DOHERTY, of Prince Street, Sydney, daughter of MR. JAMES DOHERTY, farmer, a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 22 1868

ROBINSON – [Died] On the 18th instant, at Copabella, near Tarcutta, in his 90th year, JAMES ROBINSON, ESQ., native of Fintona, county Tyrone, Ireland. A kind and exemplary husband and father, a faithful friend, and a sincere Christian (Sydney Morning Herald)

Parents: James Robinson and Ellen(NSWRBMD)]

May 20 1868

FERNON-NORTHWOOD – [Married] June 28th, 1867, by special license, at the residence of the Rev. P. Colder, Nelson, N.Z., ALEXANDER FERNON, native of Tyrone, Ireland, late of Sydney, to EMMA NORTHWOOD, of Middlesex, England (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 30 1868

ROWLAND-O’NEILL – [Married] On the 18th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Bailey, of the Free Church of England, MR. GEORGE ROWLAND, of 6, Darling Road, Balmain, to ANNE, daughter of the late Mr. PATRICK O'NEILL of 217, Lower George Street, formerly of Coal Island, county of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 29 1868

SMYTH-WILSON – [Married] On the 28th February, by the Rev. W. F. X. Bailey, LL.D., of the Free Church of England, Brisbane Street, Mr. WILLIAM SMYTH, of 46, Sussex Street, formerly of Dromore, county of Tyrone, Ireland, to ISABELLA, daughter of the late MR. JAMES WILLSON, of 31, Kensington Street, Parramatta Street (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 4 1868

PERSONS ADVERTISED FOR: JANE HENDERSON. – A LETTER of importance is lying at the General Post Office, Sydney, for JANE HENDERSON, who left the county of Tyrone, Ireland, for Sydney, about twenty-nine years since (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 6 1869

CORONER’S INQUEST: CHRISTIANA SMITH

Singular Death from Drowning: An inquest was held yesterday, at the Observer Tavern, George-street North, on the body of CHRISTIANA SMITH, which was found floating in the water, near Dawe’s Point, on the 4th instant. WILLIAM SMITH deposed that he was a Corporation labourer residing at 46 Sussex-street, Sydney. Deceased was his wife Christiana Smith, aged about fifty years, a native of Tyrone, Ireland; and to whom he was married in 1833. She had left two sons and five daughters. He had been with her in the colony three years last October. The last time he had seen her was at 1 o’clock on Monday afternoon, when she had dinner with him.............when he last saw her she was under the influence of drink.............for some time past she had indulged in drink, and within the last eight days more than ordinarily so................. (The Empire)

January 9 1869

HOLMES-WHITE – [Married] On the 6th instant, at 32, Holt Street by the Rev. Dr. Steel, ANDREW HOLMES, youngest son of MR. VICTOR HOLMES, county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY WHITE, youngest daughter of MR. HYMAN [HINDMAN] WHITE, Raphoe, county Donegal, Ireland (The Empire)

January 23 1869

ROSS – [Died] On the 19th instant, at 79 Palmer Street, Woolloomooloo, ISABELLA, the beloved wife of Mr. JOSEPH ROBINSON, SENIOR, aged 53, third daughter of the late MR. DAVID ROSS, Newton Stewart, county Tyrone, Ireland, leaving a disconsolate husband and a large family to mourn their loss (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: David Ross & Isabella (NSWRBDM)]

February 11 1869

GAFFNEY-MOSS – [Married] On the 9th instant, at the Sacred Heart Church, by the Rev. John Dwyer, JOHN B. GAFFNEY, eldest son of JOHN GAFFNEY, county Wicklow, Ireland, to ROSE, fourth daughter of MENNASSES MOSS, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 17 1869

KEAN-DONELLAN – [Married] On 10th December, 1868, at St. Mary's temporary Cathedral, Sydney, by Rev. J. A. Byrne, CHARLES FRANCIS, eldest son of JAMES KEAN, ESQ., Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, to BRIDGET AGNES, third daughter of JOHN DONELLAN, ESQ., Elm Hill, Armidale, New England, New South Wales. Dungannon papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 21 1869

COLGAN-McPIKE – [Married] March 30th, by special license, by the Rev. P. Newman, at his residence, Ocean Street, Woollahra, MICHAEL COLGAN, eldest son of JOHN COLGAN, native of Galway, Ireland, to SARAH McPIKE, fourth daughter of MICHAEL McPIKE, native of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 24 1869

MONAGHAN – [Died] On the 11th instant, at Grenfell, New South Wales, of typhoid fever, THOMAS, third son of the late MR. JOHN MONAGHAN, of Tummery, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 35 years. May he rest in peace. Amen (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: John Monaghan & Catherine (NSWRBDM)]

July 26 1869

BARTON – [Died] On the 23rd instant, at the residence of A. A. Turner, Wollongong, KING BARTON, ESQ., late of Newton Stewart, Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: King Barton & Sidney (NSWRBDM)]

September 10 1869

INQUEST: CHARLES WILSON – The City Coroner held an inquest yesterday afternoon, at his office, on the body of a man CHARLES WILSON, lying dead at the Sydney Infirmary. ANNE ELLIS deposed that she resides at No. 1, Little Forster-street, of Macquarie-street South. The dead body now lying at the infirmary is that of her brother, Charles Wilson. He was twenty-eight years of age, and a native of Tyrone, Ireland. He was a drayman and was not married. Deceased was in the employ of MR. GORDON, of Cumberland-street. Deceased was a sober, steady man. Witness never knew him to take too much drink. JOHN RICHARD LINSLEY deposed that he lives in Lower Fort-street. Knew deceased. On the 24th August, about 6 o’ clock in the evening, while he was at Mr. Gordon’s stables, there were four bags of corn on the ground, which were to be put up in the loft. Witness lent Mr. Gordon a rope to hoist the corn, and assisted by Mr. Gordon, Wilson and a man in witness’ employ to lift the corn up. They had taken up three bags (3-bushel bags) full of corn. ..............the chain which fastened the block to the projecting beam gave way, and the bag, rope and block fell, breaking the leg above the ankle. ............Every possible care was taken of him, and he appeared to progress favourable until four days ago, when lockjaw set him, and the man died that morning. Deceased appeared to be a sober, steady, good-hearted, honest man. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that Charles Wilson died from tetanus from injuries accidently received. (The Empire)

October 8 1869

MILLIGAN-NIXON – [Married] September 9th, at St. Barnabas' Church [Sydney], by the Rev. Joseph Barnier, JOSEPH, eldest son of THOMAS MILLIGAN, county Fermanagh, to ROSANNA, fifth daughter of WILLIAM NIXON, county Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 27 1870

MAYNE-MOFFIT – [Married] at MR. T. NELSON’S, Gerringong, on the 21st instant, by the Rev. W. Hill, MR. WILLIAM MAYNE, of Broughton Vale, formerly of County Fermanagh, to MISS MARGARET MOFFITT, of Gerringong, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland (Kiama Independent & Shoalhaven Advertiser)

February 26 1870

LOWRY-NEWTON – [Married] on December 10th, 1869, at Tamlaght Church, by the Rev. Edward O’Bryen Pratt, Kilkeel, county Down, ARMAR G. LOWRY, Captain 8th (The King’s Regiment), youngest son of Captain W. LOWRY, Drumleigh, county Tyrone, to MARGARET, youngest daughter of the late of ROBERT NEWTON, ESQ., Coagh, county Tyrone. (Sydney Mail)

June 25 1870

ODNE-STARR – [Married] on the 31st instant, by the Right Rev. Dr. Bailey, Bishop of the Free Church of England, Mr. WILLIAM HENRY ODNE, mariner, formerly of St. Christopher, West Indies, to MARY, daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL STARR, farmer, Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland, both of the American Restaurant, Erskine-street (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 11 1870

KNOX-DREW – [Married] on the 13th June, at the residence of the bride, Edward-street, Sydney, by the Rev. Wazir Beg, M.D., L.L.D., JOSEPH, second son of the late MR SAMUEL KNOX, county Tyrone, Ireland, to ELIZABETH JANE, only daughter of MR. GEORGE DREW, formerly of Parramatta (The Empire)

July 26 1870

HARPUR – [Died] on Sunday, the 24th July, at his residence, Upper William-street South, HUGH HARPUR, formerly of Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 72 years. (Evening News)

July 28 1870

THE LATE JOHN WILLIAM CORDNER

..........The late Mr. Cordner is widely regretted............a distinguished Professor of Music. WILLIAM JOHN CORDNER was born in the town of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland in the year 1826. He was the second son of SAMUEL CORDNER who had been for years, organist to the parish (Episcopalian) church of Dungannon............when he was seven years of age he could play the organ and sing with considerable expression. The dormant desire of his young life was to be a chorister; and a chorister he became in the venerable Cathedral of Armagh. It was fortunate that the young musical enthusiast that he was placed under a rigid master – MR. JAMES TURLE – but one who had the happy talent of stimulating the efforts of genius while he repressed his extravagances. Finding his father – who was a stern conscientious man – averse to satisfying his son’s desire, young Cordner did what hundreds of boys of his temperament had done before – he ran away to sea. Of course he was disenchanted after a time, but not till he had undergone great privations – privatations which undermined a fine constitution..............it was not till ague laid him low in India, some six or seven years after he had left the old folks at home ............he returned from India and settled in Armagh, where he became a popular teacher of music and was esteemed the best tenor singer in the North of Ireland..............in 1854, he emigrated to Australia. Shortly after his arrival in Sydney he became organist at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Dean Sumner being pastor. Two years subsequently he was appointed organist to St. Mary’s Cathedral, an office he held until his death. He was married some ten years ago to a lady who is professionally known as the best contralto in the Australian colonies. Mr. Cordner was a modest man................... (Evening News)

August 5 1870

SUICIDE: JAMES LYNCH – A second inquest was held yesterday by the City Coroner, at the house of the HON. GEORGE ALLEN, M.L.C., Toxteth Park, Glebe, touching the death of a man named JAMES LYNCH. CATHERINE LYNCH deposed that she resided at Toxteth Park, Glebe Point; the dead body viewed in the presence of the Coroner and jury and was that of her husband James Lynch, who was 58 years of age, and a native of the county Tyrone, Ireland; he was a labourer; they had been married for thirty years; deceased had been in the colony for twenty-nine years; he had left five children; for the last fifteen years he had been in the employ of the Hon. George Allen, M.L.C., as a labourer; deceased had been a total abstainer during the last two years and since he had become so he had been suffering from a rupture he had received; while suffering from it he was for five months in the infirmary.......... (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 27 1870

DONNELLY-TRAVILIAN – [Married] on the 4th February 1869, at his residence, 41 Burton-street, South Head Road, by the Rev. Dr. Bailey, Bishop of the Free Church of England, MR JOHN DONNELLY, farmer, formerly of county Tyrone Ireland, of the Bellinger River, to MARY EMMA, daughter of MR. FREDERICK TRAVILIAN, of Hoskins-street, Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 8 1870

WILSON – [Died] at his residence, Gerringong, on the 23rd August, 1870, of disease of the heart accelerated by paralysis, JAMES WILSON, SEN., eldest son of ROBERT WILSON, Mulnahorn, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 56 years. His end was peace. (Kiama Independent & Shoalhaven Advertiser)

October 24 1870

NATURAL DEATH ACCELERATED BY EXPOSURE AND NEGLECT. – A second inquest was held on Saturday afternoon, at the Benevolent Asylum, Pitt-street South, touching the death of an elderly man, named FRANCIS DEVLIN, whose body had been found by the police in a hut near Ashfield, and brought to Sydney. CONSTABLE WILLIAM McALEER deposed that he was stationed at Petersham; he had known the deceased for five or six years, during which time he had principally subsisted on the charity of the inhabitants of Ashfield, Petersham and Five Dock; he lived in a slab hut on MR. LUCAS’s property at Ashfield; he was about seventy years of age and a native of the County Tyrone (Ireland); he believed that he was unmarried, and had been transported to the colony about forty years ago; he had never known the deceased to suffer from illness, but he appeared to be of delicate health so far as his experience went, deceased was not a man who drank to excess; he last saw him about a month ago, when he appeared in his usual health............ (Sydney Morning Herald)

Tyrone Assizes March 1831 Francis DEVLIN

Indicted for having forged a false and counterfeit proclamation, purporting to be a Proclamation of his Majesty King William the Fourth, at Dungannon, in the County of Tyrone, and distributing said Proclamation at Cookstown, and obtaining money under false pretences, alleged in said Proclamation – Guilty; to be transported seven years (Strabane Morning Post)

November 17 1870

WATSON – [Died] on the 15th instant, at the residence of his son ROBERT, 105, Prince-street, REV. JOHN WATSON, officiating minister for about thirty years of the congregations of Ballinahatty and Gillygooly, parish of Drumragh, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 97 years. (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 31 1870

THE MURDERER [ROBERT] CAMPBELL. – From Wagga Wagga it is reported by the Express of Wednesday, that on Saturday last, a telegram was received by MR. MONTEITH, the governor of the gaol, from the Sheriff of the colony, announcing that the last sentence of the law would be carried into effect upon the condemned criminal CAMPBELL, alias PALMER, on Tuesday, the 10th of January next. The intelligence was at once communicated to the prisoner, who received it with perfect calmness and composure, having daily been expecting it since he learnt that the points received in his favour at the trial had been decided against him by the full Court in Sydney, The sentence will be carried out within the precincts of the gaol, and, in accordance of the law of the colony, will be private, the officers of the gaol and a few other spectators alone witnessing the fatal scene. The prisoner is, to all appearance, perfectly resigned to his fate, but neither denies nor acknowledges his guilt, and but seldom even alludes to the murder of which he stands convicted. He professes the Roman Catholic faith, and some weeks since was visited in his cell by a priest of that faith, then temporarily staying in the town, but since that time seeing no clergyman and professes no desire to be visited by one. The warrant for his execution has not yet been received, but is daily expected. Campbell says he comes from Glenga, near Plumbridge, county Tyrone, Ireland. His father was a soldier, and was serving in the army when he was born. He himself entered the 6th Carbineers, and served eleven years in that regiment, the greater part of the time a steward to CAPTAIN HAMILTON, now residing at Drumskey House, Munterloney, Gortin, county Tyrone, and with whom both a brother and sister of his are still believed to be living. In the year 1822 Campbell was sent out to this colony, but if his statement is to be believed, and there seems to be no reason doubting its truth, he subsequently visited the old country, and in the year 1856 for the second time arrived in Australia in the well-known ship Red Jacket. (Sydney Mail)

January 27 1871

DROWNING OF MR. PATRICK COLLINS OF SHELLHARBOR.

MR. HENRY SHIELL (City Coroner) held an inquest on Tuesday afternoon, at the Observer Tavern, George-street North, touching the death of a man named Collins, whose body had been that morning found in the harbour. JOHN DUFFY deposed that he kept the Clarence Hotel, at the foot of Erskine-street; the deceased had been recognised by him at the dead house, Circular Quay, as that of a man named PATRICK COLLINS, a native of Tyrone, Ireland; deceased was a married man, and had been residing at Shellharbor, New South Wales; he believed that he was a farmer; he stopped at the witness’s licensed house several times, from night to night; the last time he saw him alive was about fifteen minutes to 11 o’clock on Monday night at his place, and understanding that he was going home.........Henry Challoner deposed that he resided at the Gunnery Villa, Paddington; the deceased man was his brother-in-law; he did not know his age; had been over thirty years in the colony; he was a farmer and dairyman residing at Shellharbor, where he left a widow, but no children...........the jury returned an open verdict of found drowned. (Illawarra Mercury)

May 3 1871

MR. JOHN WEIR, or any of his surviving family, was born in Fulnavert, County Tyrone, Ireland, came to Australia thirty years ago, would hear from his friends by SAMUEL COSGROVE, 146 Riley-st., Woolloomooloo. (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 1 1871

CORONER’S INQUEST: JOHN HARCOURT PEARCE.

SUDDEN DEATH OF A MEMBER OF THE SYDNEY FIRE BRIGADE. – Yesterday afternoon the City Coroner (Mr. Henry Shiell) held, at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Pitt-street, an inquest touching the death of a man named JOHN HARCOURT PEARCE. ELLEN PEARCE deposed that she resided at 392 Pitt-street, and that deceased was her husband, he was thirty-two years of age and a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and a cabinetmaker by trade; they had been married six years, and deceased had left two children; her husband had been a total abstainer for the last three years; prior to that he had never drank to excess; he enjoyed excellent health, and had never since she had known him complained of pains or been under medical treatment, and had never lately complained of pains or been under medical treatment. He left home being a member of the Sydney Insurance Fire Brigade................He left home at a quarter past seven o’clock on Thursday evening to practice, as it was practice night.............next saw him at eight o’clock when he was brought him dead...........(Sydney Morning Herald)

July 5 1871

PEARCE – [Died] On the 29th June at his parent’s residence, 392 Pitt-street, JOHN HARCOURT PEARCE of the county Tyrone, Ireland, in the 32nd year of his age leaving a widow and two children, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. (Empire)

August 25 1871

JAMES WILSON – OBITUARY. – We have this week to record with much regret the death of MR. JAMES WILSON, of Gerringong. This melancholy event took place at his residence in the township on Tuesday last. He had been for the last five or six years affected with disease of the heart; and some weeks since was attacked by paralysis, under the effects of which he had since been sinking. Mr. Wilson was a native of the county of Tyrone in Ireland, and arrived in the colony some twenty-nine years ago. His first residence in this country was at Shellharbour where, however, he did not remain very long, having been induced to move to a farm on the Omega Retreat estate, where he continued nearly twenty years, subsequently removing to his own purchased property, on which he resided during the five or six years preceding his decease. Mr. Wilson was a man of quiet, unassuming manners and took an intelligent interest in public movements and sat in the Municipal Council during three years. His remains were interred yesterday in the public cemetery, the funeral being attended by a very large concourse of his friends and other residents of the district. Mr. Wilson was a consistent member of the Wesleyan connection, and took an active part in its affairs. His loss, we understand, is likely to be much felt by that church. The survivors of the family consist of a widow, three sons and a daughter. For MRS. WILSON, in particular, much sympathy is felt, as she has been a confirmed [confined?] invalid for the last sixteen years. The sons and daughter are all grown up, and occupy good positions in the district. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

August 29 1871

MACLEAN – [Died] On the 28th instant, at her residence, 12 Yurong-street Woolloomooloo, MRS SARAH JANE MACLEAN, aged 53 years, relict of the late ANDREW MACLEAN, late of the county of Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 30 1871

JOHN HEGAN, Ireland, county Tyrone, landed in Melbourne five years ago; last heard of in Sydney, bound for New Zealand; supposed now to be at the Gulgong Diggings, Mudgee, New South Wales. – If this should meet the eye of said JOHN HEGAN, WRITE to your Brother BERNARD HEGAN, care of J. Hudson, Esq., Windy Station, West Warrah, via Murrurundi. (Sydney Mail & New South Wales Advertiser)

September 7 1872

ROBERT RUSBY, A HALE AND HEARTY CENTENARIAN. – There is at present living at Craveney Scotch, about a mile from Ballygawley, in the county Tyrone, a man named ROBERT RUSBY, who is 103 years of age, often attends Ballygawley market, and is perfectly hale and hearty, and in the full possession of his faculties. To settle all doubt as to this fact, the registry of his birth is in the parish church. (Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser)

September 7 1872

BEATTIE (BARBER) – [Died] On the 15th August, at Sydney, New South Wales, after a long and painful illness, GRACE, the beloved wife of GEORGE BEATTIE, compositor, youngest daughter of the late JAMES BARBER, of Gortmarron, Calladon, county Tyrone, Ireland, leaving a husband and three children to mourn their loss, aged 43 years. (Evening News)

[Parents: James Barber and Sarah (NSWRBMD)]

October 10 1872

JOHN CURRY – OBITUARY. – On the night of Wednesday, the 2nd instant, died MR. JOHN CURRY, of Gerringong, at his residence in that neighbourhood. The immediate cause of death, we understand, consisted of a combination of symptoms of bronchitis and heart disease. Mr. Curry, however, had reached the advanced age of 75 years. He was a native of the County Tyrone in Ireland; and had resided in the colony nearly twenty-four years, about eighteen of which had been spent in the Kiama district. His remains were buried on Saturday at the Presbyterian burial ground, Jamberoo, where we believe, two of his grandchildren had been previously interred. The hearse was attended on the road hither by a large cavalcade of the friends of the deceased and other residents. The surviving members of the family are his widow, two sons and six daughters. (Kiama Independent)

Parents: Walter Curry and Lydia (NSWRBMD)]

December 6 1872

JAY-ALCORN – [Married] On the 30th November, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Woodburn, Ulladulla, by the Rev. T. Fawcett, R. F. JAY, third son of W. M. JAY, ESQ., of Houghton Hall, Suffolk, to SARAH, sixth daughter of the late JOSEPH ALCORN, ESQ., of county Tyrone, Ireland. (The Empire)

January 25 1873

MOORE-McCAUSLAND – [Married] On the 11th January, at the residence of JOHN DAVIES, ESQ., York-street, by the Rev. Dr. McGibbon, WILLIAM, eldest son of JOHN MOORE, ESQ., Billery, County Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY, third daughter of WILLIAM McCAUSLAND, ESQ., late of Strawhulter, Ireland, and now of Christ Church, New Zealand. (Protestant Standard)

March 26 1873

CORONER’S INQEST: WILLIAM ORR

Suicide By Hanging – In Monday forenoon, the City Coroner held, at the Ultimo Hotel, Ultimo Road, an inquest on view of the body of a man named WILLIAM ORR. MARY ORR, the wife of the deceased, who had resided with her husband in Valentine’s-lane, off George-street South, deposed that he was 50 years of age, and a native of Tyrone (Ireland); he was a drayman; he had left three children; formerly he had been of intemperate habits, but during the last eight months he had been a total abstainer; almost four months ago he attempted to commit suicide in a barrel of water on the premises............he did not again to commit until last Saturday night; there was always some person watching him; he was very quiet, but talked sillily, and appeared to be out of his mind..........she next saw him about ten o’clock sitting on a ladder in the shed........... (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 17 1873

JOSEPH HENDERSON CARDWELL, Native of Glencull, Tyrone, Ireland, served in the Remunerated Rifle Volunteers during the Waikato, Auckland, war. Last heard of on Bushman’s Lead, Currajong. Please communicate with at once with MISS LOUISA BROOKES, Shakespeare-road, Napier, New Zealand (Australian Town and Country Journal)

June 16 1873

FOUND DROWNED: EDWARD GILLESPIE

A second inquest was held by the City Coroner, on Saturday afternoon, at the same place and before the same jury who sat in the previous inquiry, on view of the body of EDWARD GILLESPIE, who was found drowned in Darling Harbour on the 13th instant. MARGARET GILLESPIE deposed; I reside in Cumberland-street. The dead body viewed by me at the dead-house, Circular Quay, is that of my husband named Edward Gillespie aged between 29 and 30 years. He was a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland and was by trade an engineer. We have been married four years and have one child. He has been about nine years in the colony...........had fallen overboard from the steamer Prince. (Evening News)

July 26 1873

The late MR. [ALEXANDER] QUINN. – The Carcoar Chronicle reports: - The funeral of the late Mr. Quinn took place on Tuesday afternoon last, and although it was the most inclement day we have had this winter, the procession to the Catholic cemetery, where he was buried, was one of the largest we ever saw in Carcoar............with the exception of a few gentlemen (who were unavoidably detained in town by court business), all the leading people of the town were present in the procession......Mr. Quinn, who was 65 years of age at the time of his death, was a native of county Tyrone, Ireland. He arrived in Sydney in the year 1841. Over 150 persons followed his remains to their last resting place. (Freemans’ Journal)

[NSW Registry BDMs Index records his parents as William & Bridget]

August 22 1873

GREY – [Died] At her residence, Mount Salem, Kiama, on the 10th instant, MARGARET ANN, the beloved wife of WILLIAM GREY, and daughter of the late JOHN RITCHIE, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 35 years. (Illawarra Mercury)

September 6 1873

PATRICK McCULLOCH, from Arviler, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, please communicate with D., office of this paper. A friend from home desired to hear from you. (Australian Town and Country Journal)

September 27 1873

DR. A. H. GRAHAM, a well-known physician of Philadelphia, and brother of the REV. JOHN GRAHAM, of Sydney, died at his residence No. 1342, Pine-street, on the afternoon of July 3. Dr, Graham was a native of Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland, where he was born in 1812, He graduated at the Dublin Medical College when he was 21 years of age, and after practising his profession four years in the land of his birth, came to this country. The remainder of his life was passed in this city, and upwards of thirty years he was a citizen of the Seventh Ward, where by his untiring energy, skill and devotion, he drew around him an immense practice and hosts of friends. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss. Philadelphia Inquirer. (Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser)

December 2 1873

OSBORNE-SHEAHAM – [Married] On the 26th November, at Yass, by special license, by the Rev. A. T. O’Dwyer, JAMES, youngest son of the late ARCHIBALD OSBORNE, ESQ., Dirnaseer, Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY ANNE, eldest daughter of J. P. SHEAHEM, ESQ., Jugiong. (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 24 1874

TURNER-LAVERTY – [Married] On the 27th January, at his residence, McArthur-street, Ultimo, by the Rev. Henry Macready, of the Presbyterian Church, Pitt-street, OLIVER, son of MR. WILLIAM TURNER, of county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY ELIZA, daughter of JOHN LAVERTY, near Goulburn. (The Empire)

March 17 1874

DILL-DAVIDSON – [Married] On March 12, at Bullenbong Station, by the Rev. R. Falconer, JOHN DILL, of Murril Creek, eldest son of the REV. JAMES REID DILL, Dromore, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to ELLEN, youngest daughter of ALEXANDER DAVIDSON, ESQ., of Bullenbong. (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 28 1874

RITCHIE-WALKER – [Married] May 19, at the Parsonage, Stieglitz, Victoria, by license, by the Rev. William M. Bennett, WILLIAM, fifth son of the late JOHN RITCHIE, ESQ., Galbally, county Tyrone, Ireland, to FANNY FELICIA, youngest daughter of DR. WALKER, Camden. (The Empire)

July 23 1874

CORRY – Of your charity pray for the soul of JOHN CORRY, who departed this life July 17, at his residence, St. Mary’s, South Head, aged 69 years. He was a native of Tyrone, Ireland; was greatly respected by all who knew him, and leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: James and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

September 11 1874

O’DOWD – [Died] September 9, at her residence, No. 1 Agnes-terrace, Victoria-street, after nine days’ illness, ANN JANE, the beloved wife of ANDREW O’DOWD, leaving an affectionate husband, and eight children to mourn their loss, aged 58 years, native of Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland. May her soul rest in peace. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Parents: William and Jane (NSWRBMD)]

October 17 1874

MICHAEL RUSH

MICHAEL RUSH (the Champion) was born in the county Tyrone, Ireland, and will be thirty years old next January. His height is six feet, usual weight 15 stone; he pulls, when trained, a little under 13 stone. Has been, before this event, trained by A. McGuire for about sixteen days, but being in work some time previous his term of training may be termed about seven or eight weeks. He pulled a boat, built by Biffin, of London – her length is 31 feet, beam 16 inches, weight 33 lbs. After local matches on the lower Clarence, the place he first took to boats of any description, he won the championship of the Clarence in 1869, beating Conlon. After this race he made up his mind to meet some of the Metropolitan cracks......... (Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier)

November 14 1874

DUNDAS-MOFFIT – [Married] On October 21, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. W. C. Hughes, JAMES, eldest son of A. DUNDAS, ESQ., County Fermanagh, Ireland, and nephew to JAMES CAMPBELL, ESQ., M.L.A., Waverley, Sydney, to SUSAN, sixth daughter of MR. JAMES MOFFITT, of Robertson, formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland. (Australian Town and County Journal)

January 14 1875

McHUGH – [Died] On January 8, at the residence of his brother, GILBERT McHUGH, Liverpool, JOHN McHUGH, late of Castlederg, county Tyrone Ireland. (The Empire)

[Parents: Henry McHugh and Ann (NSWRBMD)]

January 15 1875

DEIGHTON (ROBB) – [Died] At Armidale, on the 9th? instant, MARY, the beloved wife of Mr. P. DEIGHTON, Boot and Shoe Maker, Dangar-street. She was a native of Ireland, County Tyrone; her father’s name being SAMUEL ROBB. (Armidale Express & New England General Advertiser)

January 23 1875

50 REWARD. – During the year 1858 inquiries were made at the Central Police Court, Sydney, for two SISTERS, respectively named MARY ANN and ELIZA McILWAIN, of Liskittle, county Tyrone, Ireland, who arrived in the ship Athenian, in December 1853, to put in their claims as Legatees, under the will of a person deceased, who had left in trust for them a large amount of money, and also a trunk containing important papers, gold watch, as well as other personal effects; which said trunk was deposited in the Central Police Office on behalf of the aforesaid claimants, who after putting in several appearances, answering all questions satisfactory as to their identity, were put off with evasive replies, being further left entirely in the dark as to the name of the deceased. The above reward will be paid to any person or persons who can furnish satisfactory clue to the above.

Apply to T. WEBSTER, 312 Liverpool-street, Darlinghurst, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 24 1875

PIKE – [Died] February 22, at Petty’s Hotel, Sydney, JOSEPH RICHARD PIKE, aged 26 years, sons of JAMES N. PIKE, ESQ., of Beechgrove, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

PARENTS JAMES N. AND SARAH

April 3 1875

GRAHAM-GRAHAM – [Married] On the 27th March, at Cameron-street, Paddington, by the Rev. Dr. McGibbon, JOHN, son of the late MR. WILLIAM GRAHAM, county Cavan, Ireland, to REBECCA, youngest daughter of MR. ROBERT GRAHAM, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Protestant Standard)

April 28 1875

O’REILLY-DONNELLY – [Marriage] April 13, by special license, at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, by the Rev. Father Collins, JOHN O’REILLY, publican, Rushcutters Bay, eldest son of FRANCIS O’REILLY, Davaraugh?, county Cavan, Ireland, to MARGARET, second daughter of the late PATRICK DONNELLY, Gleninnen, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 27 1875

GRAHAM – [Died] On the 16th instant, at the residence of her son, JAMES, Wallaby Hill, Jamberoo, ISABELLA, relict of the late WILLIAM GRAHAM, of Tyrone, Ireland, aged 64 years. (Kiama Independent & Shoalhaven Advertiser)

August 24 1875

ALEXANDER GIBSON: A Hardened Criminal. – The man Gibson, who recently created such excitement in Gulgong by repeatedly procuring valuable goods by false representations from different residents of the town and district met his just desserts at the sitting of the Quarter Sessions. Gibson passed a valueless cheque for 2 on a publican on the Stony Creek road, when he was arrested in Molong by CONSTABLE CANTLON within five hours of the time he passed the cheque. There is no knowing what further swindles Gibson would have carried out had not his criminal career been cut short, for on his person at the time of arrest was found a cheque on the Goulburn branch of the Bank of New South Wales for 2,500. On being arraigned, Gibson pleaded guilty to the charge of false pretences and was sentenced to three years in Bathurst gaol with hard labour. Gibson is about fifty years of age, and the following is an account of his interesting career taken from the criminal records of the colony; ALEXANDER GIBSON, alias GRANT, native of Tyrone, Ireland, born 1805; trade, baker; religion, Presbyterian, height 5 feet, 5, grey hair and hazel eyes. Convictions; Maitland Criminal Court, 9th March, 1858, false pretences, 3 years’ hard labour: Sydney Quarter Sessions, April 1861, false pretences, 2 years’ hard labour: Yass Quarter Sessions, 14th June 1864, false pretences, 3 years’ hard labour: Wagga Wagga Quarter Sessions 2nd September 1872, false pretences, 2 years’ hard labour: Windsor Quarter Sessions, 13th October 1874, false pretences, 9 months’ hard labour. Thus, when Gibson has served his present sentence, he will have spent a fifth of his long life in prison (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 26 1875

LITTLE – [Died] August 25, at her residence, 9 Caldwell-terrace, Liverpool-street, MARY, the beloved wife of GEORGE LYNN LITTLE, ESQ., late of Maymount, county Tyrone, Ireland, and only surviving sister of MRS. CALDWELL, Hurstville, Goulburn, aged 60 years. (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Francis and Ruth (NSWRBMD)]

September 9 1875

KING – [Died] At his residence, Willow Creek, Kiama, on Thursday, 2nd instant, MR. WILLIAM KING, senior, eldest brother of the late ALEXANDER and JOSEPH KING, of County Tyrone, Ireland. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

[Parents: Moses King and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

September 9 1875

WILLIAM KING: OBITUARY. – One more of those who may be considered as the original settlers has disappeared from it in within the last few days. MR. WILLIAM KING, the eldest but last surviving of three brothers, all of whom resided long in this neighbourhood, expired from natural decay at an early hour on Thursday last, at the age of 75. ............Mr. King was a native of the County of Tyrone, in Ireland; and had been in the Colony some thirty-four years, the whole of which time he spent in the Kiama district. He arrived in the emigrant ship Herald, which sailed from Greenock, in 1841. Of a family of twelve children, eleven survive him, viz., six sons and five daughters – his widow also remaining; and his mother was living in this neighbourhood till within the last eight years. The remains of the deceased were interred on Friday last in the public cemetery, Porter’s Garden, the funeral being attended as might be expected, by a large number of the resident’s of the district. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser )

September 13 1875

ADAMS – [Died] September, 10, at his residence, Kent-street, JAMES ADAMS, in his 59th year, native of Newton-Stewart, Ireland, (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: John Adams and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

September 18 1875

MR. ALEXANDER MONTAGUE

MR. ALEXANDER MONTAGUE member of the Legislative Assembly for Monaro, was born in 1817 and is consequently 58 years of age. He is a native of the north of Ireland, and was born in the county of Tyrone, near Omagh. Mr. Montague arrived in this colony in the year 1841, since which time he has risen to a state of influence in the prosecution of pastoral pursuits. Mr. Montague was never elected to any previous Parliament, though he has frequently been solicited by his constituents, to offer himself as a candidate for election. Mr. Montague, since his election, has not, as far as we are aware, been associated intimately with any important Bill, though he has been regular in attendance, and his vote given in questions of importance. He cannot be said to be a warm partisan of either side, but his political opinions may be fairly summed up as liberal, progressive, and in favour of Free Trade. (Illustrated Sydney News and NSW Agriculturalist and Grazier)

September 18 1875

KING – [Died] At his residence, Willow Creek, Kiama, on Thursday, 2nd instant, MR. WILLIAM KING, Senior, eldest brother of the late ALEXANDER and JOSEPH KING, of County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 75 years. (Protestant Standard)

October 12 1875

MOSS – [Died] October 8, at her residence, Fitzroy-street, Surry Hills, MARY MOSS, the beloved wife of MICHAEL MOSS, and daughter of the late JOHN McCRORY, county Tyrone, Ireland. Deeply regretted by all who knew her. (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 19 1875

MARSHALL-CHARLTON – [Married] On the 14th October instant, at St. Luke’s Church, Dapto, by the Rev. J. H. Rowsell, Mr. R. J. MARSHALL, county Derry, Ireland, to LUCY CHARLTON, of the County Tyrone, Ireland. (Illawarra Mercury)

October 23 1875

McCLELLAND – [Died] At 13 Tybfield-street, Glasgow, Scotland, MRS. MARY McCLELLAND, relict of the late GEORGE McCLELLAND, ESQ., Mount Pollock, and daughter of the late THOMAS GILMOUR, ESQ., Brackaville, county Tyrone, Ireland, beloved sister of SARAH E. McLEAN, 12 Wexford-street, Sydney, N.S.W.. Friends accept this intimation. (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 18 1875

If this should meet the eye of MRS HILLS, maiden name SARAH McFARLAND, daughter of ROBERT McFARLAND, New Park, parish Dromore, county Tyrone, Ireland, she will hear from a friend who wishes her to write to the address, ANNIE McFARLAND, Oamaru, Otago, N.Z. (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 25 1876

MISSING FRIENDS: McELVOGUE

If this should meet the eye of any of the McELVOGUEs, formerly of county Tyrone, north of Ireland, they will hear of a relation from home by communicating with the Editor of this paper, or with EDWARD McELVOGUE, 171 Stephen-street, Melbourne, Victoria. (Goulburn Herald and Chronicle)

April 1 1876

HARRISON – [Died] March 29th, at the Sydney Infirmary, ANN, the beloved wife of JOHN HARRISON, Wentworth-place, Phillip-street, in her 45th year, third daughter of the late MAURICE MANGAN, formerly of Ballyman, County of Tyrone, Ireland. (Evening News)

Parents: Maurice Mangan and Catherine (NSWRBMD)]

April 7 1876

POWELL – [Died] December 18, at her residence, Moy, county Tyrone, Ireland, ISABELLA, relict of LIEUTENANT J. B. POWELL, late of the 12th Regiment; the last surviving sister of COLONEL DUNDAS, late of the 47th Regiment, and beloved mother of Mrs. E. R. MULHOLLAND, of Surry Hills, Sydney, and grandmother of Mrs. JAMES BROWNE, Crown-street, Wollongong. (Illawarra Mercury)

April 25 1876

MR. MATTHEW DINNING: OBITUARY. – We have this week to record the death on Monday last 17th instant, of MR. MATTHEW DINNING, a much respected resident of this district for the last fourteen years – a man whose unobtrusive demeanour and stirling worth, as a man and a Christian, will long live in the memory of those acquainted with him. He was 74 years old, and the immediate cause of death was as well might be imagined, simple decay of nature. He came from Tyrone, Ireland to Kiama in 1862, having four years before buried his wife, and bringing a family of three boys and three girls. Some seven or eight years ago he removed with the family to Broughton Village where he died. Two of the sons had gone before and their father was buried beside them in Mr. Kendall’s private burying ground, Kiama, followed by a number of sympathising friends. The remainder of the family, three girls and one boy still survive. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

[Parents: George Dinning and Elizabeth (NSWRBMD)]

April 28 1876

TURNER – [Died] April 24, at his residence, Botany Road, Waterloo, JOHN TURNER, native of county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 39 years, leaving an affectionate wife and six children to mourn their loss. “Thy will be done”. (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents Thomas Turner and Margaret (NSWRBMD)]

May 23 1876

YOUNG – [Died] May 7, at his residence, 1 Lorne-terrace, Pitt-street, Redfern, ROBERT YOUNG, senior, late of Jamberoo – native of Anna Guinea Lodge, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 73. (Evening News)

May 23 1876

OBITUARY. MARY BLACK (nee MELDRUM) – We have to-day to record the death of one of the elder members of a family occupying a conspicuous position and bearing a high reputation in our district. On Friday morning last, MARY, the widow of the late JAMES BLACK, and mother of JOHN, JAMES and WILLIAM BLACK, expired at the residence of her elder son, Happy Villa, Kiama. About a week previously she had been seized with paralysis; and after a partial rally of a few days, was on Thursday evening about 8 o’clock, the subject of a second and fatal attack, to which nature succumbed without apparent pain or suffering in a few hours. Mrs Black was seventy-one years of age, and was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, her original family name being MELDRUM. She reached the colony in 1842, bringing with her a family of three sons and two daughters. The youngest daughter died soon after reaching the colony, and the other about the time of her father’s death, about 20 years ago. The family resided the whole of the subsequent period in Illawarra, the first twenty years or thereabouts being spent in Bulli, the remainder at Kiama. The deceased was sister-in-law to MESSRS. ROBERT and the late THOMAS BLACK, to MRS. G. SOMERVILLE, sen., and the MISSES BLACK. Her husband was interred in the Wesleyan Chapel ground, Jamberoo, and the remains were carried to the same spot Saturday last, Mrs. Black having been nearly all her life an exemplary member of the Wesleyan communion, The Rev. Mr. Brown, Wesleyan minister, recently at Kiama, now of Wollongong, came from that town for the purpose of officiating at the funeral, which as might be expected was (considering the wet weather) attended by a large number of friends, relatives and neighbours. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

[Parents: James Meldrum and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

September 12 1876

PUBLIC NOTICES

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

In the Goods of ANDREW McCREA, late of Sydney in the colony of New South Wales, Licensed Victualler, deceased intestate..........may be granted to MICHAEL O’NEIL, of Campbell-street, Sydney, aforesaid, Produce Agent, the duly constituted Attorney of JOHN McCREA, of Kirlish, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, Farmer, the father and next of kin of the said deceased. Dated this 11th day of September, A.D. 1876 (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 28 1876

UNDERWOOD – [Died] October 7, at his residence, Main-street, Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland, THOMAS NEILSON UNDERWOOD, barrister-at-law, deeply regretted, brother of Mrs. N. D. STENHOUSE, of Waterview House, Balmain, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 2 1877

MONGAN – [Died] December 27, at his residence, Crowe Inn, Darlington, MR. DANIEL MONGAN, a native of Tyrone, Ireland, in the 43rd year of his age (Evening News)

Parents: Edward Mongan and Ann (NSWRBMD)]

January 3 1877

HILLEARD – [Died] December 30, at her residence, St. Peter’s, Cook’s River Road, ANNE, the beloved wife of WILLIAM HILLEARD, and eldest daughter of the late JOHN GOODWIN, a native of Tyrone, Ireland, in the 51st year of her age, leaving an affectionate husband, five children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. After a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude. (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 7 1877

Persons Advertised For.

A NEPHEW of JOSEPH MAGEE would like to meet with Mr. SMITH, from adjoining the Croft, county Tyrone, Ireland. Call or address GEORGE G. MAGEE, Mann’s Hotel, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 31 1877

CHAMBERS (GILMOUR) – [Died] May 2, MRS. ELEANOR CHAMBERS, of heart disease, after five hours’ illness, deeply regretted and highly respected by a large circle of friends, sixth daughter of the late THOMAS GILMOUR, ESQ., county Tyrone, Ireland, and beloved sister of SARAH F. McLEAN, 12 Wexford-street, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 5 1877

HAMILTON – [Died] February 18th, at her residence, Drumsonnis House, county Tyrone, Ireland, JANE, the relict of the late WILLIAM HAMILTON, aged 77 years, beloved mother of W. and A. HAMILTON and Mrs. J. BEATTIE and Mrs. CULGIN, all of Illawarra. (Illawarra Mercury)

September 22 1877

MORROW-HAMILTON – [Married] August 22, by the Rev. F. Firth, Wesleyan minister, HENRY MORROW, of Bondi, to ELIZA JANE HAMILTON, third daughter of the late JAMES HAMILTON, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 28 1877

DUCKWORTH-McCASKIE – [Married] June 10, by the Rev. David Allen, JOSEPH WILLIAM DUCKWORTH, of Lancashire, England, to CATHERINE McCASKIE, third daughter of JOHN McCASKIE, of county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 12 1878

MISSING FRIENDS.

GILLIES, JAMES, - native of Drumqueen, county Tyrone, Ireland; age about 33; arrived Port Phillip about the year 1862. Believed to have been in Burrowa district in 1875. (Australian Town and Country Journal)

January 17 1878

IN MEMORIAM, - A memorial-stone, from the chisel of Mr. CRESWICK, of Newcastle, has just been erected in the Wallsend Cemetery, in commemoration of the services rendered by the late MR. JOHN WOOD. The following is a copy of the inscription: - “In memory of John Wood, born at Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Ireland, April 29th, 1839, and died at Waratah, March 31st, 1877, aged 38 years. This memorial stone was erected by the members of the Coal Miners’ Mutual Protection Association, H.R.D., in recognition of the great services rendered by the late Mr. John Wood to the miners of this district, both in his capacity as their general secretary, which office he held for three years and six months, and before he took office, he being ever ready to battle for their rights. Requiescat in Pace. Comment is needless, as the above speaks for itself. The grave is enclosed by a neat iron railing. (Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate)

March 5 1878

DEATH OF MRS. JOHN [CATHERINE] OSBORNE [nee THOMPSON] – On Wednesday last, one of the oldest residents in the district, and who at the same time, was probably the senior in years of all persons around her for several miles, passed over to the great “majority”. We allude to the death of MRS. JOHN OSBORNE, which took place at her residence, Upper Crown-street, at the time stated. The deceased was the relict of the late MR. JOHN OSBORNE, who was brother to MR. ROBERT OSBORNE, father of MR. GEORGE OSBORNE, the present Mayor of Wollongong. It may also be stated that she was sister to the late MR. WILLIAM THOMPSON, for many years postmaster at Bathurst, and aunt to the gentleman of the same name who now holds that office. She survived her husband twenty-one years, and when it is stated that her age is not less than 98 years, it may scarcely be said that she enjoyed good health nearly to the last. Latterly, however, she became very feeble and on Friday last it was evident that her end was near. From that time she sank, and finally the flicker of the “vital spark” of very nearly a century died away forever. She was a native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland, and arrived in this colony with her husband upwards of forty years ago, since which time, with the exception of a short interval, she has been a resident of Wollongong. Her remains were interred in the Wesleyan Cemetery yesterday, she having been a member of that Church all her days, and for some years past was supposed to be the oldest individual within the Christian connexion in this colony. The Rev. J. W. Brown officiated on the occasion. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

[Parents: William Thompson and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

March 11 1878

LITTLE-LANE – [Married] February 16, at St. James’ by the Rev. G. F. Garnsey, GEORGE LYNN, eldest son of G. L. LITTLE, ESQ., late of Maymount, county Tyrone, Ireland, to LEVINA, fourth daughter of the late SAMUEL LANE, ESQ., of Barcom-street, Darlinghurst, Sydney. (Evening News)

March 23 1878

CONNELLY – [Died] On Friday, 15th March, at his residence, Clarence Town, PETER CONNELLY, aged 67 years, a native of County Tyrone Ireland, leaving an affectionate wife and five children to mourn his loss. May his soul rest in peace. (Freeman’s Journal, Sydney)

[Parents: John Connelly and Mary(NSWRBMD)]

June 29 1878

INFORMATION WANTED. – We take the following from The Orange Sentinel, published in Toronto, Canada. Perhaps some of our readers may know the person inquired for. – “Personal – Information wanted as to the present whereabouts of JOSEPH and JOHN HODGE, brothers, who at one time lived in the townland of Lagga Row, County Tyrone, Ireland, on the estate of SIR WILLIAM VERNER, and who left there in 1848 for New South Wales. They were last heard of in Carriage Creek, Picton, Sydney, New South Wales. Any information as to them or their children will be thankfully received by their father JOSEPH HODGE, Albion P. O., Orleans County, New York, United States. Australian papers please copy.” (Protestant Standard)

October 5 1878

McHUGH – [Died] September 29, at his residence Moore-street, Liverpool, New South Wales, of disease of the heart, in the 65th year of his age, GILBERT McHUGH, second son of the late MR. HENRY McHUGH, of Castle Derg, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Australian Town and Country Journal)

October 13 1878

CAHILL-BYRNES – [Married] October 22, at St. Patrick’s Church, Sydney, by the Rev. James Foley, S.M., JOHN, eldest son of the late JOHN CAHILL, of Snail’s Bay, Balmain, to ALICE MAUDE, fifth daughter of the late BERNARD BYRNES, of Castlederg county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 19 1878

CHURCHWARD-HAMILTON – [Married] September 25, at the Wesleyan Church, Bourke-street, by the Rev. Dr. Kelynack, ALLAN GEORGE, eldest son of CHARLES CHURCHWARD, Sydney to MAGGIE, youngest daughter of the late JAMES HAMILTON, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 14 1878

KELLY – Died at his residence, Denton Park, on the 25th November, MILES KELLY, native of Castlederge, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 82 years, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. R.I.P. Amen. (Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser)

Parents: Patrick Kelly and Winifred (NSWRBMD)]

January 7 1879

MRS. HENRY NOBLE.

We have to announce the death of MRS. HENRY NOBLE, which sad event took place a little before noon, on New Year’s Day at her residence Fountaindale, after a painful illness of seventeen weeks’ duration. She was born in the year 1809, and consequently was about 70 years old. The immediate cause of death was heart disease; and her medical attendant, whose services were sought immediately on the development of the disease, was Dr. H. Tarrant. She was born at Knockmanoul, Parish of Balnamallard, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The whole of Knockmanoul is owned by an ancient family named Graham, of which she was a member, being the third daughter of FRANCIS and ELIZABETH GRAHAM, Mrs. Noble was married in 1831 and resided with her husband and family at Blackhill, Parish of Dromore, County Tyrone, for twenty years. In 1856 the family emigrated to this colony and settled in Illawarra. She was the mother of three sons, who survive her; they are well known throughout the district and are in comfortable circumstances. Of Mrs. Noble it may be said that she was a good Christian woman having lived in the enjoyment of religion since she was seventeen years old. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Ireland, but attended the ministrations of the Wesleyans in the colony. She retained her mental faculties, and a strong faith to the last. The funeral, which took place the following day, was numerously attended. The REV. W. MOORE officiated, and her remains were deposited in the Wesleyan Burying Ground, Jamberoo. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

February 4 1879

ELLIOTT – [Died] January 29, at his residence, Rose-street, Darlington, ROBERT ELLIOTT, leaving a wife and four children to mourn their loss, aged 39 years, native of Tyrone County, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Parents: John Elliott and Sarah (NSWRBMD)]

February 20 1879

RUSSELL (TURKINTON) – [Died] February 13, at the residence of her daughter, Forest-street, Forest Lodge, MATILDA, relict of the late ROBERT RUSSELL and second daughter of WILLIAM TURKINTON, ESQ., county Tyrone, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 15 1879

DIEGON-McALISTER – [Married] February 24, at Wilson’s Downfall, by the Rev. M. Keenan, MICHAEL O’RORKE DEIGON, son of JOHN DIEGON, of Castlewellan, Kilkenny. Ireland, to MARGARET McALISTER, daughter of JAMES McALISTER, of Cook’s Town, Tyrone, Ireland. (Australian Town and Country Journal)

April 21 1879

FOUND DROWNED: ROBERT SMITH

The City Coroner this afternoon held an inquest at the Labour in Vain public house, Sussex-street, respecting the death of a man named ROBERT SMITH, a dray proprietor, aged 42 years, whose dead body was found this morning floating in the waters of Darling Harbour, near the Albion wharf, by ROBERT McNEIL, watchman at the wharf. MRS. SMITH, wife of deceased deposed that she resided at 172 Sussex-street, and deceased was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and had been 23 or 24 years in the colony. Deceased had left a family of seven children. At about half-past 9 o’clock he was lying on the sofa all right and sober. Witness went to bed at midnight, awoke and found he was not in bed. She got up and went to the sofa and found he was not there. She did not see him alive again. They had lived in an old house on the Albion wharf, and early this morning went there to look for him but did not find him. About a couple of months ago he complained greatly of his head, but she never heard him threaten to commit suicide. She did not know if he could swim.......the jury returned an open verdict of found drowned. (Evening News)

May 14 1879

RITCHIE – [Died] May 10, at Alexander Hall, Tameruka, the residence of W. J. LANE, JOSEPH RITCHIE, eldest son of the late JOHN RITCHIE, of Galboley, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 53. (Evening News)

[Parents: John Ritchie and Mary (NSWRBMD)]

June 14 1879

RAMSEY-JOHNSON – [Married] By the Rev. J. E. Carrthers, Wesleyan Minister, THOMAS, youngest son of the late FRANCIS RAMSEY, Glenall, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Ireland, to LYDIA A. JOHNSON, second daughter of JAMES S. JOHNSON, Caledon, County Tyrone, Ireland. (Bega Standard)

July 19 1879

WALLACE – [Died] July 17, at No. 53 Botany-street, JAMES WALLACE, native of county Tyrone, Ireland, in the 81st year of his age. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Parents: Joseph Wallace and Jane (NSWRBMD)]

July 31 1879

LIVINGSTONE-JONES – [Married] June 30, at St. Silas’ Church, Waterloo, by the Rev. Joseph Barnier, JOHN, youngest son of GEORGE LIVINGSTONE, Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland, to MARY, only daughter of WILLIAM JONES, Moss Vale. (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 29 1879

ANDERSON – [Died] On the 12th instant, at her son’s residence, Middle Creek, where she had resided for some time past, MRS. MARY ANDERSON, relict of the late DAVID ANDERSON, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 87 years. (Kiama Independent)

[Parents: John and unknown (NSWRBMD)]

September 23 1879

OBITUARY: MR. JAMES DINNING – On Friday last, there departed from among his fellow colonists one who had had his home in Kiama from its early years – MR. JAMES DINNING. His age had not quite reached the limit of three score and ten years, as he was 67 years old at the time of his death. He had during the last few months suffered from more than one form of disorder, having been attacked by paralysis some time ago, and only partially recovered from this, when a heavy cold intervened, and was followed by inflammation of the lungs which was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Dinning was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, and landed in the colony in 1852. He was by occupation a stonemason; and his handiwork remains in many of the best buildings in the district. He was the father of a family of six sons and one daughter, all of whom together with the widow, MRS. DINNING, are living. One of the sons became a minister of the Congregational denomination, and another in the Wesleyan body, to which the deceased himself belonged. His remains were interred on Saturday at the Porter’s Garden Cemetery amid a large attendance of neighbours and friends. (Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser)

[Parents: George Dinning and unknown (NSWRBMD)]

October 4 1879

McDONNELL – [Died] March 20, at their late residence, Kilrail, near Castlederg, county Tyrone, ELIZA McDONNELL, aged 83 years. Also, August 4, GEORGE McDONNELL, aged 84 years. The beloved father of and mother of GEORGE McDONNELL, Town Hall, Sydney. Their end was peace. (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 9 1879

SKELTON – [Died] At his residence, Camperdown, of heart disease, MR. JAMES SKELTON, aged 82 years, a native of County Tyrone, North of Ireland, Province of Ulster. (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 22 1879

GAMBLE-HILDER – [Married] October 22, at East Prahran, Melbourne, by the Rev. William Henry Rowe, minister of the United Methodist Free Church, Windsor, WILLIAM GRAHAM GAMBLE, youngest son of the late JOHN GAMBLE, of Eden, County Tyrone, Ireland, to ALICE EVA HILDER, daughter of HENRY HILDER of Parramatta, New South Wales. (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 28 1879

CHARLTON-BROWN – [Married] November 20, at St. David’s Church, Surry Hills, by the Rev. D, J. Langley, THOMAS CHARLTON, fourth son of MR. JAMES CHARLTON, county Tyrone, Ireland, to ANN, third daughter of MR. JAMES BROWN, county Fermanagh, Ireland. (Evening News)

December 13 1879

BAILEY (ARMSTRONG) – [Died] At Bloomfield House, Duckmaloi, on the 8th instant, JANE, the beloved wife of GEORGE BAILEY, of Rughan, County Tyrone, Ireland, and eldest daughter of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, of Mullenahorn, County Armagh, Ireland, aged 71 years. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right’?” (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 17 1879

BRADEN – [Died] on Monday December 8th at his residence, Hay, MR. JAMES BRADEN, carpenter, late of county Tyrone, Ireland. Deeply regretted by all who knew him. (Riverina Grazier)

[Parents : William Braden and Mary A. (NSWRBMD)]




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