Category Archives: Dilworth
I have been having a look at the Assessment Books & Sand’s Directories for Newtown for my ancestors Joseph Dilworth, Mary Quirk (later Dilworth) and Mary’s mother’ Catherine Quirk (nee Slattery). The assessment books are located here: http://www.sydneyarchives.info/rate-books and the Sand’s Directories are located here: http://www.sydneyarchives.info/sands-directories
I was checking to see where Joseph was living in the early 1860’s as in 1857 he sold a property in Australia Street Newtown, as detailed in a previous post.
Joseph does not appear in any of the Sand’s directories for Newtown, but from the assessment books for 1863 Joseph is listed in Horden Street Newtown (O’Connell Ward) and alongside him, Mrs C Quirk (which I believe to be Catherine Quirk – mother of Mary Dilworth, nee Quirk).
Below is a list of the Sand’s Directories and where they were living. Joseph & Mary had moved out of the area by 1866 (a daughter was born at Cox’s Creek) and Joseph died in 1877. Mary appears to have come back by 1883. She had started a relationship with Michael Milverton by the beginning of 1871, as they had 3 children in the early 1870’s. Mary & Michael did not marry until 1887.
From looking at the list below, it’s a bit hard to work out why Catherine Quirk was not listed in all of the directories as she appears in 1873 and then does not appear again until 1880, though still living at the same address. Catherine arrived in NSW in 1857 from Kilkenny Ireland, along with daughters Catherine & Margaret. Catherine died in 1891 and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery.
|Year||Name & Address||Comments|
|1863||Mrs Dilworth – Susan Street||I’d say this is Mary Dilworth – nee Quirk|
|1873||Quirk, Catherine Slattery, laundress – Susan Street, Camperdown & Newtown – West Side||Interesting that Catherine’s maiden name was included.|
|1880||Quirk, Catherine – Susan Street West Side|
|1883||Quirk, Mrs. Mary – Enmore road-North side||Not sure who this is: Though Mary Dilworth (nee Quirk) did use her maiden name when she married Michael Melverton in 1887.|
|1884||24 Quirk Mrs. Susan Street – South Side|
|1885||24 Quirk Mrs. Susan Street – South Side|
|1886||24 Quirk Mrs. Susan Street – South Side|
|1887||24 Quirk Mrs. Susan Street – South Side|
|1889||24 Quirk Mrs. Susan Street – South Side|
This is a list of my maternal ancestors. Also, forgive me as I try out different wordpress themes today.
My Maternal Grandmothers Ancestors
- My Grandmother
- Catherine Gladys Dilworth –(1900-1980)
- My Great Grandparents:
- Charles Patrick Dilworth (1861-1946) & Margaret McCormick (c1862-1932)
- My Great Great Grandparents
- Joseph Dilworth (c1807-1887) & Mary Quirk – (1832-1911)
- Dennis McCormick (c1815-1890 ) & Mary Fitzgerald (c1832-1905)
- My Great Great Great Grandparents (the ones that I know)
- John Dilworth & Ruth King (Tyrone Ireland)
- John Fitzgerald & Johanna (or Hanorah) O’Shaunnessey (Limerick, Ireland)
- Patrick & Catherine McCormick (or McCormack)
- John Quirk (1802-c1858, Kilkenny Ireland) and Catherine Slattery(c1811 -1891)
- My Great Great Great Grandparents (the ones that I know)
- James Quirke & Alice Reid (Tipperrary & St Johns Well Kilkenny, Ireland)
My Maternal Grandfather’s Ancestors
- My Grandfather
- Herbert William Baker (1903-1958)
- My Great Grandparents
- Alfred Baker (1866-1909) and Ellen Mathews (1881-1966)
- My Great Great Grandparents
- William George Baker (c1836-1881) and Susan Baldwin (c1842-1921)
- George Mathews (c1842 – no known death has been recorded) & Ellen Shoulders (1856-1921)
- My Great Great Great Grandparents
- Samuel Baker & Sarah King (Boxford, Suffolk)
- John Baldwin (1806 – Bures St Mary Suffolk –died 1871 -) & Sarah Reason (died: 1856)
- John Shoulders (c1816 Aylesbury Buckinghamshire-died1858) – other spelling of Surname is Shouler or Showler – & Mary ann Hanratty , alias Ryan – (c1835-1909)
- My Great Great Great Great Grandparents
- Arthur Hanratty alias Robert Johnston, alias Robert Hanratty, (c1807-?) & Ellen Moran both of Monaghan, Ireland
Area’s they were born, lived or died
|Surname||Places in the England or Ireland||Places in Australia|
|Baker||Bures St Mary, Sudbury, Boxford, Suffolk||Boggabri New South Wales,Narrabri, New South Wales|
|Baldwin||Bures St Mary, SuffolkAssington, Suffolk||Boggabri, New South Wales|
|Dilworth||Tyrone, Ireland||Newtown, New South WalesMaitland, New South WalesBoggabri, New South Wales|
|Mary QuirkQuirke||St Johns Well, Kilkenny, IrelandTipperary, Ireland||Newtown, New South Wales, Boggabri, New South Wales|
|Catherine Slattery||Tiperrary, Ireland||Newtown, New South Wales|
|Dennis McCormick/McCormack||Greenock, Scotland (though believe Dennis to have been born in Armagh Ireland) he was tried in Greenock, but his convict indent says he was from Armagh Ireland||Greta, Branxton,Maitland, New South Wales|
|Mary Fitzgerald||Stonehoyle, Limerick , Ireland||As above|
|Mathews||Prospect, New South Wales,Bundarra, New South WalesLaura Station,Bundarra, New South WalesBoggabri, New South Wales|
|Shoulders/Showler/Shouler||Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Hanratty, Henratty||Armagh, IrelandTried in Monaghan, Ireland||Various places throughout New South Wales|
The original idea for this originated from Shelly from the Twigs of Yore. I have been trying to decide which ancestor to choose and which document too choose as there are a few I could have chosen, I have decided though to dicuss my earliest known free immigrant ancestor, Joseph Dilworth. I do have 5 direct ancestors who arrived as convicts between 1827 and 1839 but the details of these ancestors only came to light in the last few years, whereas the information I have had on Joseph, I obtained almost 20 years ago, when I first began my family history. I’ll be writing about my convict heritage in another post sometime soon.
Joseph Dilworth who was born around 1807 Killyman, Tyrone, Ireland. Jospeh arrived in New South Wales, with his first wife Elizabeth and son Josias Wilison on board the ship Wilson on the 7th January 1842. I am descended through Joseph’s second marriage to Mary Quirk, and they married in March 1857, 3 months after Elizabeth died in 1856. I suspect that Joseph married quickly and only wanted a mother to his fiive children from his first marriage. Joseph & Mary went onto have 6 children, before seperating about 1870 when Mary began a relationship and had 3 children with Michael Melvyton.
The earliest document that I have is the copy of the shipping record from the Index to Bounty Immigrants Arriving in N.S.W., Australia, 1828-1842. I’ve had this for about 20 years when I printed it off, from the microfilm at the local library. Back when I first began tracing my family history, all of my research was done at my local library, scouring microfiche, micofilms, books and indexes, which took a lot of time do unlike now. You can now view the indexes to the Bounty Immigrants arriving in NSW as well as the original image on line for free at Family Search.
The information provided was:
Principal’s Name: Joseph Dilworth Estimated birth year: 1818 Age in years: 24 Native place of Principal: Killyman, Tyrone, Father’s name: John Mother’s name: Ruth Spouse’s name: Elizabeth Dilworth Native place of spouse: Tullaniskan, Tyrone, Spouse’s Father’s name: John Ditty Spouse’s Mother’s name: Nancy Ship: Wilson Date of arrival: 07 Jan 1842.
Have a good Australia Day everyone…
In researching my ancestors I have found the Trove website to be defintely worth a look as you never know what you may find.
Today I was doing a search and found some interesting information on my Great Great Grandfather, Joseph Dilworth. He arrived in NSW on board the ship, Wilson, with his first Wife Eliza and young son Josias, in 1842. They had a further 5 children before Eliza died in December 1856. Joseph remarried again to Mary Quirk (my GG Grandmother) in March 1857 (less than 3 months after Eliza having died).
In January 1857 the following article appears:
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 12 January 1857, page 7
Two Brick Cottages and Slab Cottage, Stable, and Two Allotments of Land.
Mr. W. NEWELL has received instructions from Mr. Joseph Dilworth to sell on the above day, for cash, ‘
Two brick cottages, one 4 rooms, and tone 3 rooms, and 2 rooms in slab cottage, standing on a block of land 52 feet frontage by a depth of 80 feet, with a well of pure water, and well enclosed in, would bring in a rental of-60 per annum.
Also, at 12 o’clock,
All his household furniture and stock of groceries two carts, a first rate draught mare, harness, kitchen utensils, lot of pig”, and poultry.
Mr. W. N. would call the attention of intending/ buyers to this sale, as it will be a bona fide sale to the highest bidder for cash
Again in August & September of 1857, the following notice appears in the Sydney Morning Herald three times.
Brick House of Four Rooms, and an Allotment of Land, on the Kingston Estate, Newtown.
MR. W. NEWELL has received instructions from Mr. Joseph Dilworth, to sell by public auction, on the Ground, Australia-street, Kingston, on MONDAY next, the 7th day of September, at 11 o’clock. A good substantial brick house, consisting of large shop, 14 by 12 ; sitting-room, 12 by 10; bedroom. 12 by 10; kitchen, 14by 12; with verandah. On stone foundation ; on an allotment of land having 38 feet frontage by a depth of 83 feet; on which is erected a good stable, out-house, and a first-rate well of pure water. All enclosed in and paled, and being near to the Kingston Lodge Hotel. .
Mr. W. N. would call the attention of every class buyers to this snug property, as it one of the best stands on the Kingston for any line of business, and well finished throughout.
At 12 o’olock, all the furniture and effect Title, first-rate. ,
I note the following information in relation to Kingston Lodge Hotel.
The Hotel was established in 1859 as the Kingston Lodge Hotel and was renamed the Court House Hotel in 1884
(and still stands on the corner of Australia & Lennox Streets Newtown).
What I’d like to do is search to see if the house that Joseph sold in 1857 also still stands today.
Will keep you posted.