Martin Mara (O’Mara) & Judith Boyle – Tipperary

Katherine Maria Mara (born Fishmoyne,Tipperary, Ireland) in 1860 to Martin Mara and Johanna Boyle. Refer to my previous post re Katherine

From Katherine’s obituary (located on Trove in 1934) says that she arrived in Australia with her brother Michael in 1878 on board the ship ROMA (though it was actually 1882 into Brisbane). Her obituary also says she had 17 brothers and 3 sisters and mentioned her father was Martin and worked for Lt Colonel Carden at the same locality. Katherine married Edgar Todd in 1884.

Martin Mara and Judith (or Johanna) Boyle were married in 1856 at Fishmoyne, Tipperary, Ireland

From the catholic parish registers, the following baptisms have been found, (with the help of two kind people on Rootschat).

All of the baptisms found, showed the mother as either Judith Boyle or Johanna Boyle

  1. Michael: 6th Feb 1859
  2. Catherine: 24th June 1860
  3. Patrick 9th Feb 1862
  4. James 14th June 1863
  5. Martin August 1864
  6. Johanna: 16 Feb 1865
  7. John 17th November 1867 (mother listed as Judy)
  8. Mary: 6th March 1870 (mother listed as Judith)
  9. Thomas: 21 December 1871 (immigrated to the United States)
  10. James: 1st June 1873 (first one must have died)
  11. Phillip: July 1877

In the 1901 census, Martin is still living at Fishmoyne with wife Mary and daughter Bridget. **Mary could be the second wife of Martin** this needs to be checked.
The link to the 1901 census is located here 1901 Census – Martin Mara 

Looking at Ancestry family trees I find though that:
  1. They have Martin Mara being born 1838 but death year is in 1860
  2. They have Judith Boyle (Mara) death year being 1890 at Bathurst New South Wales.

I have checked the NSW Death Indexes and cannot find a Judith or Johanna Mara (or O’Mara) around 1890.

I wrote to one owner who advised that they had ‘copied’ the information from another tree and that they hadn’t verified the information. That original tree owners hasn’t logged into Ancestry for over a year and there are only 4 people listed in the tree. So without checking any facts a number of people are just ‘copying’ data from tree to tree.

 

 

George Honey Harris – 1855-1932

Will Be 86 in June Mr. G. H. Harris, Newlandtown

Mr. George Honey Harris, of Newlandtown (Victor Harbor), who will be 86 years of age on June 6, claims to be the only surviving student who attended St. Peter’s College in the ‘fifties.

He was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, and with his parents came to South Australia in the 400-ton brig Louisa. He was enrolled at St. Peter’s in August the’ same year. Mr. Edmund Jenkins, B.A., was head master. Mr. Harris thinks that the late’ Mr. Frank Davidson, S.M., of Mount Gambier, was the last of his college mates.

In 1878 Mr. Harris married Miss R. A. Hurst, of Truro, who died in 1890. Sons and daughters are Messrs. C. H. A. Harris (Salisbury), G. W. H. Harris (Sydney), and W. ‘H. W. Harris (Victoria), and Mrs. E. Mitchell (Sydney). A memento of the many years Mr. Harris spent in the bush is a spear wound in one of his arms caused by an aborigine. Mr. Harris has lived at Newlandtown since 1920.1 He carts and chops his own wood, cycles to and from Victor Harbor, and can read without glasses.

From the News Adelaide SA 1923-1954 Tuesday 1 April 1930

Katherine Maria Todd nee Mara (1861-1934)

Katherine (or Catherine) Maria Todd was born in 1860 and baptised on the 24th June 1860 to Martin Mara and Johanna Boyle.

Catherine arrived in Brisbane Australia on board the ship ‘Roma’ with her older brother Michael on 1882. Catherine married Edgar John Todd in 1884 at Paddington, New South Wales.

From Catherine’s obituary, which is located in the Catholic Press on the 12th April 1934, she passed away at the residence of her daughter Mrs Searson at Murrumburrah. She was born at Fishmoyne  in the parish of Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1860. Her father, Martin O’Mara, was manager for Colonel Carden, in the same locality for many years and she was one of a large family of 17 brothers and three sisters. After Catherine and Edgar married they later made their home on the Hunter River, where for many years Mr. Todd followed his occupation of carpenter and joiner. During this time, Catherine was a nurse. When she passed, she left behind her husband and 10 children, Frank and Joe (Merrylands), Edie (Mrs. Searson), of Murrumburra, with whom she was staying on a holiday when she died; Ettie (Mrs. Smith), Dulwich Hill; Millie (Mrs. Cooper), Enmore; Mary (Mrs. Titter ington), Crows Nest; Nellie (Mrs. Camp bell), Macquarie Fields; Tom (Camper down), William (Marrickville) and Aggie (Marrickville). She was predeceased by one son, John Francis, who died in May, 1920.

  1. Edgar born 1884
  2. Katherine born 1886
  3. Ethel Maria born 1887-1968
  4. Mildred born 1889
  5. Alexander born 1890
  6. Mary born 1892
  7. Ellen born 1894-1980
  8. John born 1896 – died 1920
  9. Thomas born 1898-1960
  10. William born 1900-1950
  11. Joseph born 1904-1976

Alice Alma Quinn born c 1885 Yass NSW

I have started to look at my brother in law’s family. His mother was Clara Josephine Quinn who was born in 1910. She was listed as illegitimate. This is the first time that I’ve actually seen the word on a birth certificate. She was born at St Margaret’s Hospital Sydney.

Her mother was Alice Alma Quinn, who was aged 25 at the time of Clara’s birth. It also says that Alice was born in Yass, New South Wales.

The family story is that Clara was disowned from her family when she married Francis William Smith in 1935. The family were apparently growers of Quinces. My thinking is that it was more likely to be Alice considering she had child out of wedlock.

An Alice Alma Quinn married William Byrne in 1913 at Young. I’m not sure if this is the right one. This Alice died in 1957 at Young. I would I think need to get her death certificate to see if Clara is listed as a child. From reviewing different websites that I found, the parents were Thomas & Alice Quinn, though the birth index has their child being Alice E Quinn born in

The other Alice’s born during this time are: **others I have discounted based on the middle name**

  • Alice A M Quinn born 1886 to Michael & Margaret at Bourke. This one died in 1903 in Victoria (according to Ancestry)
  • Alice M H born 1882 Mother Hannah – father not listed at Sydney
  • Alice born 1886 George & Mary Wagga Wagga.

All of these 4, the births are two far away from Yass. Without knowing Alice’s parent’s names, it’s going to be hard to go further back.

 

 

 

 

Charlotte, Elizabeth & Maria King – convicts NSW

The below is typed directly from an old letter that I received from a descendant of Charlotte King which came from the Norfolk record office in 1993.

As I am cleaning out my old paper work, I didn’t want to lose this information and just throw it away, so hopefully by posting, someone will get some benefit. My connection is through Maria King, though not ancestral. Maria married David Grover in 1833 and their daughter Emma married George Guest. Their son David George Guest Married my great great Aunt Susan Baker in 1890.

 

Quarter Sessions minute Book 1830 – 1832 – Charlotte King

3/1/1832

  • The King against Charlotte King for stealing a Muslin cap of the value of 1/- the property of Jane Fox.
  • The prisoner confessed guilty
  • Judgment – is ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the Seas to such place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy council shall order and direct for the space of 7 years.
  • The King against Charlotte King, a servant for stealing one yard of brown Holland of the value of 9s, one yard of calico of the value of 6d, five years of silk lace of the value of 1/3 and four yard of bed binding of the value of 2d, the property of Christopher Hill Smith her master
  • Judgment – is ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the Seas to such place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy council shall order and direct for the space of 7 years, to commence from the expiration of the first seven years on the first indictment.
  • The King against Charlotte King, for receiving stolen goods of a person unknown knowing the same to have been stolen.
  • Confessed guilty
  • The prisoner having been convicted on two other indictments, evidence was not given on this.

 

Quarter Sessions minute Book 1830 – 1832 – Maria King

20/3/1832

  • The King against Maria King a servant for stealing 4 pairs of cotton stockings of the value of 4/- two pairs of worsted stockings value of 2/- two pairs of gloves of the value of 2/- a gold ring of the value of 5/- and ten sovereigns the property of John Perowne her master.
  • Jury say Guilty
  • Judgment – is ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the Seas to such place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy council shall order and direct for the space of 7 years.

Quarter Sessions minute Book 1830 – 1832 – Elizabeth King

3/1/1832

  • The King against Elizabeth King a servant for stealing three printed books of the value of 1/6d a pocket handerkerchief of the value of 6d and a shirt frill of the value of 1/-. The property of and belong to Charles Turner her master.
  • Prisoner confessed guilty
  • Judgment – is ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the Seas to such place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy council shall order and direct for the space of 7 years.
  • The King against Elizabeth King a servant for stealing a satin fitchu of the value of 2/6 a gauze scarf of the value of 2/- the property of and belonging to George Vyall her master.
  • Prisoner confessed guilty.
  • Judgment – is ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the Seas to such place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy council shall order and direct for the space of 7 years, to commence from the expiration of the first seven years on the first indictment.
  • The King against Elizabeth King – for receiving stolen goods of a person unknown knowing the same to have been stolen.
  • Confessed guilty
  • The prisoner having been convicted on two other indictments, evidence was not given on this.

Sources:

  • Letter dated 23/4/1993 from descendant of Charlotte King (full name of person is located in my database)
  • Norfolk Record Office – Norfolk County Council – 1993

 

Michael & Mary Doyle St John’s Well Kilkenny Ireland

Michael DOYLE married Mary RYAN on 13 October 1814 in St John’s, Kilkenny, Ireland. The marriage was witnessed by Richard Cashin and Judith Brenan.

Mary RYAN, was born in 1794 in Kilderry, Kilkenny, Ireland. She was baptised on 8 July 1794 in St Johns, Kilkenny, Ireland. She migrated to Sydney, Australia from Kilkenny, Ireland on 25 October 1857 aged 49 on board the Ship Boanerges. She died in 1876 in Molong, New South Wales, Australia.

Michael and Mary DOYLE had the following children:

  • Richard DOYLE (1815- ). Richard was born on 10 October 1815 in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland. He was baptised on 10 October 1815 in Gowran.
  • Nicholas DOYLE (1817- ). Nicholas was born on 12 October 1817 in Kilderry. He was baptised on 12 October 1817 in Kilderry, St John’s, Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • Mary DOYLE (1819-bef1824). Mary was born on 12 December 1819 in Kilderry. She was baptised on 12 December 1819 in Kilderry. She died before 1824 in Kilderry.
  • Bridget DOYLE (1823- ). Bridget was born on 30 March 1823 in Kilderry. She was baptised on 30 March 1823 in Kilderry.
  • Mary DOYLE (1825- ). Mary was born on 20 November 1825 in Kilderry. She was baptised on 20 November 1825 in Kilderry.
  • Anne DOYLE (1829- ). Anne was born on 4 June 1829 in Kilderry. She was baptised on 4 June 1829 in Kilderry.
  • John DOYLE (1832- ). John was born on 12 February 1832 in Kilderry. He was baptised on 12 February 1832 in Kilderry.
  • Catherine DOYLE (1835-1933). Catherine was born on 24 November 1835 in St Johns Well, Kilkenny, Ireland. She was baptised on 24 November 1835 in St Johns Well. She married Thomas (2) QUIRK on 17 June 1856 in St Marys Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 21 August 1933 in Molong. She was buried on 24 August 1933 in Molong.

 

Sources

  • “Marriage Doyle Michael Ryan Mary 1814”.
  • “Baptism Ryan Mary 1794”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Richard 1815”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Nicholas 1817”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Mary 1819”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Bridget 1823”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Mary 1825”.
  • “Baptism Doyle Anne 1829”.
  • “Baptism Doyle John 1832”.
  • “Doyle Catherine 1835”.
  • “Personal Notes – written by Thomas Quirk”.
  • “Death Notice Quirke Catherine 1933”.
  • “Burial Notice Quirk Catherine”.

Catherine Doyle 1835 Baptism St John’s Well Kilkenny Ireland

Catherine Doyle was the daughter of Michael & Mary Doyle. From her obituary in the Catholic Freeman’s Journal dated 31 August 1933, she was baptised on the 24th November 1835.

Checking Roots Ireland I find the following:

Catherine Doyle

Baptism: 24 Nov 1835

Address: Rathduff

Parish: St John’s Kilkenny, Ireland

Father: Michael Doyle

Mother: Mary Ryan

Sponsor 1: James Ryan

Sponsor 2: Judith Nolan

You can read Catherine’s Obituary here: https://baker1865.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-25-obituary-catherine-quirk-nee-doyle/

 

 

 

 

 

William Porter b1790 Aylesbury Buckinghamshire

William Porter was the son of William Porter and Keziah Taman. William was born on the 26 Mar 1790 at Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. I have no other information on William. He was the brother to my 4x great grandmother Esther.

His siblings were:

  • Charlotte born 9 Jun 1783 and died 16 May 1784
  • William born 29 Jun 1787 and died 5 Oct 1789
  • Ann Porter 10 Jul 1792
  • John 24 Apr 1798

In addition, William’s older sister, Esther (my 4x Great Grandmother), was also born in March, in fact on the 25th March 1785 and died on the 9 Aug 1810 at Aylesbury. Esther married James Shoulders on the 23 May 1803 at Aylesbury Buckinghamshire.

 

Source:

  1. Aylesbury St Mary Parish Registers 1565-1901

Judith Quirke born 1815 St John’s Kilkenny Ireland

From a document that I received many years ago, that was written by a Thomas Quirk in the late 1890’s, (1st Cousin to my 2x Great Grandmother), Thomas wrote that he had two aunts; one had married a large farmer ‘named Butler and the other an officer in the army.

Judith Quirk was baptised on the 15/08/1815 to James Quirk & Elizabeth Reed (though on Roots Ireland index, Elizabeth’s surname is listed as Teed). I would like to see what the original parish register says to see if it really does say Teed or Reed.

I have not worked out who Judith married yet. There are too many to choose from.

I am very much looking forward to the release of the Irish Catholic Parish Registers which go online on the 8th July 2015 (in Australia that would be more like 9th July) to see if I can see what the parish register says for Judith’s baptism for her mother’s surname and if I can possibly narrow down her marriage. I’m not sure if it will hold any more detail than what is on Roots Ireland.

Michael Butler & Mary Quirk St John’s Kilkenny Ireland

From a document that I received many years ago, that was written by a Thomas Quirk in the late 1890’s, (1st Cousin to my 2x Great Grandmother), Thomas wrote that he had two aunts, one had married a large farmer ‘named Butler’. From looking at the baptism records, Mary Quirke was baptised to James & Elizabeth Reed on the 6 May 1811. I know this to be the correct one, as for many of James & Alice (or Ally) children, the mother’s name is listed as Ally, Alice, Elsie & Elizabeth but always with the same surname, though also spelt slightly different (Reid, Reed, Reade).

Michael Butler and Mary Quirk were married on the 3 Aug 1835 at St John’s, Kilkenny. Witnesses to the marriage were William Quirk and Mary Kelly. I assume that William was Mary’s older brother (born in 1803). Mary is my 3x great aunt. Her brother John (born 1800) being my 3 x great grandfather.

The following children are recorded on Roots Ireland born to Michael Butler and Mary Quirk

  1. Catherine Butler baptised 30/08/1835 at Mount Nugent, St John’s Kilkenny
  2. James Butler baptised 25/4/1837 at John’s Well, St John’s Kilkenny
  3. Edmund Butler baptised 1/6/1841 at Mount Nugent St John’s Kilkenny
  4. John Butler baptised 2/7/1843 at St Patrick’s Kilkenny
  5. Michael Butler baptised 8/8/1845 at St Patrick’s Kilkenny
  6. Tobias Butler baptised 23/6/1847 at Windgap Kilkenny
  7. Michael Butler baptised 26/7/1849 at Old Town, St John’s Kilkenny
  8. Mary Butler baptised 14/9/1851 at Maddoxtown, St John’s Kilkenny
  9. Thomas Butler baptised 17/12/1853 at Old Town, St John’s Kilkenny
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