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Personal Notices Relating to County Donegal Emigrants to the Colony of New South Wales, Australia, 1843 - 1889

 

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Personal notices extracted from THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, EMPIRE and LONDONDERRY SENTINEL,

with additional data from the indexes of the New South Wales Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths

 

February 4 1843

Died August 24, at Sydney, New South Wales, by a fall from his horse, while fording a lagoon, JAMES, the youngest son of the late REV. DOCTOR C.H. USSHER, ex F.C.T.D., Rector of the parishes of Tullyaughnish and Clondehorky, in the Diocese of Raphoe (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 22 1847

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)

July 11 1857

Married on the 9th instant, by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, at his manse, Pitt Street [Sydney], Mr. William Traill McKaughan, to MARGARET, eldest daughter of MR. WILLIAM CHISHOLM, County Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 25 1857

Died on board the "Commodore Perry", on the 4th September last, of inflammation of the lungs, brought on by smallpox, and on his way to Sydney, and within eight days' sailing of that Port, MR. WILLIAM DAVISON, son to MR. JOHN DAVISON, of Ardnaree, near Ramelton, in the 19th year of his age (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 2 1858

Married, by special license, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, on Thursday, the 31st ultimo, MR. ROBERT McELHINNEY, of Pitt Street, Sydney, a native of the county of Donegal, Ireland, to Isabella Barton, of Pyrmont, a native of Greenock, Scotland (Empire)

April 20 1861

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 21 1861

Married at 105 Princes Street [Sydney], on the 2nd May, by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Scotsí Church, Church Hill, Daniel McKenery, native of Limerick, Ireland, to ISABELLA ALGEO, daughter of WILLIAM ALGEO, farmer, Donegal, Ireland (Empire)

November 21 1861

Married on Wednesday, the 20th November, at the Scotsí Church, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., Mr. Henry Phillips, mariner, of the steamship Benares, to MRS. HELEN HENLEN, of Balmain, a native of the county or Donegal, Ireland (Empire)

September 21 1862

Married on Thursday, 2nd August, at the Catholic Church, Windsor, by the Rev. Patrick Hallinan, D. D., William Langton, Esq., native of Kilkenny, Ireland, to MARY HARRISKEY, daughter of DANIEL HARRISKEY, ESQ., native of Cloughkanilly, County Donegal, Ireland. Donegal and Kilkenny papers copy (Empire)

April 19 1862

Married at 105 Princes Street [Sydney], on the 14th April, by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Scotsí Church, Church Hill, Henry Andrews, native of London, England, to SUSAN BOYLE, daughter of the late JOHN BOYLE, Donegal Ireland (Empire)

July 11 1862

Married at the Scotsí Church, on Thursday, the 10th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, M.P., MR. WILLIAM CATHER, of the North Shore, a native of the county Donegal, Ireland, to Catherine Crockett, of Cook's River, a native of Perthshire, Scotland (Empire)

December 14 1862

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 20 1862

Married on the 25th of November, at St. Mary's Cathedral [Sydney], by the Rev. F. Dwyer, John McGuinness, storekeeper, of Wollongong, fourth son of Stephen McGuinness, native of King's Country, Ireland, to MISS SARAH GRIFFITHS, third daughter of MR. WILLIAM GRIFFITHS, native of Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 23 1863

Married on the 18th instant, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, by the Rev. A. J. Forde, James, youngest son of William McMullen, County Down, to MARTHA, eldest daughter of DARBY McGOWAN, of County Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 27 1864

Married on the 20th instant, by special license, at St. Mary's Cathedral, [Sydney] by the Rev. Father Cooke, DANIEL, youngest son of the late MR. PATRICK GALLAGHER, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. Charles Murray, senior, Ulladulla (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 2 1864

Died on the 25th October, at the Rocky Water Holes, N.S.W., the beloved wife of JOSEPH PARKES, after a severe illness of eight months, in the 32nd year of her age, daughter of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH RUSSELL, of Letterkenny, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 23 1866

April 24th, at 105, Princes Street [Sydney], by special license, by the Rev. John Reid, of the Mariners' Church, William Harris, son of the late Matthew Harris, architect, to MARGARET McINTYRE, daughter of JAMES McINTYRE, farmer, county of Donegal, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 30 1866

In July last, at Deepwater, New England, Sydney, New South Wales, CHARLES KNOX, eldest and only surviving son of the late REV. JOHN WILKINSON, Rector of Mevagh, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)

December 14 1867

On the 26th November, by the Rev. Dr. Bailey, LL.D., of the Free Church of England, Brisbane Street, Mr. ROBERT NICHOLSON, to MARTHA, daughter of the late Mr. JOHN STEWART, formerly of county Donegal, Ireland, both of Botany Road, Redfern (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 29 1869

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. HYNDMAN WHITE, Raphoe, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 5 1869

October 17th, 1868, at his residence, 41 Burton Street, South Head Road, by the Rev. Dr. Bailey, of the Free Church of England, MR. AARON McCLURE, formerly of Raphoe, county of Donegal, Ireland, of Burton Street, Camperdown, to Jane Macpherson, daughter of Mr. Alexander West, of St. Peters, Cook's River. (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 20 1870

Married January 13th, at the Scotsí Church [Sydney], by the Rev. Dr. Lang, Mr. William George Wheeler, quarryman, North Shore, a native of the colony, to ISABELLA, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN THOMPSON HAYES, also of the North Shore, a native of the county of Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 23 1870

Died June 17, at his residence, Broughton Vale, of inflammation of the bowels, ADAM, youngest son of ADAM BOYD, SEN. (late of Donegal, Ireland), after a short illness of only three days, aged 26 years. The deceased leaves a widow and one child, and a large circle of mourning friends (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Adam Boyd & Mary (NSWRBMD)]

January 31 1871

Married on the 27th instant, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. Thomas Hayden, JOHN MELLERY, Nottingham, England, to MARY ANN, third daughter of ARCHIBALD REID, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 25 1871

Married on the 14th instant, at South Head Road, by the Rev. Dr. McGibbon, Wallace, second son of the late Mr. Wallace Gordon, of Newton Stewart, Scotland, to CATHERINE, second daughter of MR. WILLIAM McCREA, Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 8 1872

Married on the 7th instant, at St. Patrick's, by the Rev. Father Joly, WILLIAM GEORGE, second son of the late SIR WILLIAM MACARTNEY, Bart., County Donegal, Ireland, to Elizabeth Anne, only daughter of the late Robert Bayley Tyson, Esq., of Wellington, New Zealand (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 19 1873

Died on Friday, 18th instant, at her residence, 215 Darlinghurst Road, MARIA, relict of the late JOHN GODDEN COLYER, surgeon, of this city [Sydney], and elder surviving daughter of the late REV. HENRY USSHER, D.D , Ramelton, county Donegal, Ireland, in her 67th year (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 30 1873

Married on the 8th instant, by special license, at St. Joseph's Church, Newtown, by the Rev. Paul Fitzpatrick, CHARLES KELLY, native of county Donegal, Ireland, to Catherine Heavey, native of county Fermanagh, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 12 1874

Died June21, at Laghey, county Donegal, Ireland, the REV. JAMES MORROW, curate of Laghey, and formerly of Trinity College, Dublin and Melbourne, Victoria (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 25 1875

Married May 11, at St. Mary's pro-Cathedral, by the Rev. Father Sheridan, HUGH, the seventh son of JOHN GALLAGHER, county Donegal, Ireland, to Sarah, only daughter of the late Michael Lynch, O'Brien's Bridge, County Limerick, Ireland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 22 1877

Died March 21, at Mount Eagle, Newtown, MARY JANE DAVIS, third daughter of JAMES DAVIS, chief officer (Coast Guards), county Donegal, Ireland, and sister of CAPTAIN DAVIS, barque John Knox (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: James Davis & Elizabeth (NSWRBMD)]

May 4 1877

Died April 24, at her late residence, Gladesville, after lingering illness, MARIA SMYTH, aged 27 years, native of Ballyshannon county of Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Father: Thomas (NSWRBMD)]

July 27 1877

Married July 17, Edward Laing Clark, son of the late Robert Clark, of Edinburgh, Scotland, to ANNIE GALLACHER, daughter of HUGH GALLACHER, of Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 6 1877

Married November 1, at St. Philip's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Canon O'Reilly, THOMAS PATTERSON, of county Donegal, Ireland, to Sarah Davis, of Manning River, N.S.W (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 28 1880

Married February 7, by special license, at St. Thomas', Petersham, by the Rev. Dr. Corletti, Maurice Kirwan, of Five Dock, to KATE WINIFRED, eldest surviving daughter of the late MYLES WREN, of Canterbury, and granddaughter of ROGER O'DONNELL, of the House of Tyrconnell, county Donegal, Ireland, and great-granddaughter of Earl O'Donnell, county Leitrim, Ireland Home papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 4 1880

Died April 4, at his late residence, 246 Palmer Street, Woolloomooloo, DANIEL McGARVEY, aged 43 years, of Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 21 1880

Died August 15, at her residence. No. 1, Bartlett Terrace, Old South Road. Road, Paddington, JANE, widow of the late GUSTAVISE WARK, Ballyshannon, county Donegal, Ireland, aged 77 (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents Thomas & Elizabeth (NSWRBMD)]

March 21 1882

Married January 26, at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral [Sydney], by the Rev J.J. Garvey, MICHAEL sixth son of ALEXANDER McCOLE, Meenaniller, Donegal, Ireland to Sarah Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late William Mayturn, of Maidstone, Kent England (Sydney Morning Herald)

March 18 1881

Married March 3, at the Presbyterian Church, Palmer Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, by the Rev. Dr. McGibbon, JOHN, eldest son of JAMES INGRAM, Co. Donegal, Ireland, to Martha, only daughter of Andrew Galbraith, Great Thorne Street, Paddington (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 14 1882

Married April 8, at Christchurch, St. Leonards, North Shore, by the Rev. Alfred Yarnold, George Chisholm, of Forbes, to MARGARET HANNAH, eldest daughter of JAMES DAVIS formerly chief officer of the Coast Guards, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 10 1882

Married on May 24, 1882, by special license, in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, by the Rev. Placid Quirk, O.S.B., Edward, third son of Mr. James Fazackerly, Waterloo, to BRIDGET, fourth daughter of MR. HUGH CORRIGAN, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 2 1882

Died August 53, 1883, at Burwood, HUGH BOYLE, beloved son of JOHN BOYLE, Dore, Gweedore, county Donegal, Ireland aged 19 years (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: John & Grace (NSWRBMD)]

December 14 1882

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 CONNOLL O'DONNELL, of Meenmore, [Templecrone parish] county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 11 1884

Died September 10, at her residence, Captain Cook Hotel, Miller's Point, ISABELLA, the dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM BOND, aged 42 years. Native of county Donegal, Ireland. R. I. P. (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Hugh & Bridget (NSWRBMD)]

December 13 1884

Married November 6, by special license, at St. Patrick's Church, Church Hill, by the Rev. Father J. P. Piquet, CHARLES KELLY, native of county Donegal, Ireland, to Bridget Sarah Moloney, native of Cashel, county Tipperary, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 9 1885

Died February 15, at her residence, Lithgow, BRIDGET HEPPLE, the dearly beloved wife of ROBERT HEPPLE (maiden name HARLEY, native of Donegal, Ireland), after a short and painful illness of 10 days' duration, leaving a husband and nine children to mourn their loss ; aged 45 years. Other papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 24 1885

Married March 14, at St. Andrew's Cathedral, by the Rev. C. H. Gibson, B.A., THOMAS LAW JOHNSTON, second son of the late CHARLES JOHNSTON, ESQ., J.P., of Tullybrook, Co. Donegal, Ireland, to Leila Isabel Crawford, third daughter of the late Sydney Malone Crawford, Esq., J.P., of Adelaide, and of Mrs. Tyson, Conville, Croydon (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 25 1886

Died January 24, at his residence, No 84 Regent Street, Redfern. MR. BERNARD DEVIR, aged 47 years, native of Kilmacrenan, county of Donegal, Ireland. R.I.P. (Sydney Morning Herald)

[Parents: Thomas & Catherine (NSWRBMD)]

June 21 1886

Died June 19, at his residence, Ann Street, Balmain, WILLIAM DURNING, the beloved husband of AGNES DURNING, native of County Donegal, Ireland, in his 68th year, leaving an affectionate wife, five sons, and two daughters, to mourn their loss. May his soul rest in peace (Sydney Morning Herald)

 [Fatherís name Michael (NSWRBMD)]

May 14 1887

Married May 11, 1887, at the Wesleyan Church, Newtown, Sydney, by the Rev. Charles Stead, Robert, eldest son of Robert Cranston, of Wattomolla, to ISABELLA, eldest daughter of JOHN WRAY, of Drimdevlin, county Donegal, Ireland (Home papers please copy.) (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 25 1887

In sad but loving remembrance of EDWARD McBRIDE, who died October 1,1887, at his residence, Falcarragh, County Donegal Inserted by his affectionate son, J. McBRIDE (Sydney Morning Herald)

Feb 11 1888

Married January 24, 1888, at St. Barnabas' Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Joseph Barnier, Samuel, third son of the late Francis Johnston, Portadown, Ireland, to ISABELLA, fifth daughter of the late RICHARD WILKINSON, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

June 22 1889

Married June 17 at Mount Carmel, by special license, by the Rev. Father Collins, William, eldest son of the late C. P. Laurence, of Princes Street [Sydney], to WINNIFRED (MINNIE), eldest daughter of HUGH McFADDEN, Carrowcannon, Donegal, Ireland. Home papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

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