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Descendants of Matilda O’Hara

Matilda O’Hara was born ca. 1834 1 in County Cavan, Ireland and died 11 Jul 1914 2 in Redfern, NSW, Australia. She married on 9 Aug 1854 3 in Scots (Presbyterian) Church, Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Andrew Love, born ca. 1831 3, 4 in County Cavan, Ireland and died 5 Jul 1906 3, 4 in Sydney, NSW, son of James and Eliza Love.
       Matilda O’Hara likely emigrated to Australia in the early 1850s. No record of her arrival in Sydney has been found in the assisted immigration records. It is assumed she came unassisted in company with her elder sister Mary who in 1852 married Hugh Wauhop - a widower and landowner in the Strawberry Hills locality of Surry Hills 5. They were the witnesses at Matilda's 1854 wedding to Andrew Love that took place in the same church in which they had married 3.
       Matilda's husband Andrew was also a native of County Cavan and, as he was a witness at their 1852 wedding, must have formed a close association with the Wauhops' and was perhaps employed by Hugh. He arrived in Sydney at the age of nineteen years from Cavan in Co. Cavan on 29 Jun 1850 on the Lloyds. Because Co. Cavan has no parish named Cavan his prior place of residence would have been the main town of that name. The immigration record stated his father James had emigrated to America 7. The absence in that record of his mother's abode indicates she was deceased. A ship's list recording of the arrival of his father James Love in the USA has not been positively identified. He was possibly the James Love who arrived in New York from Liverpool, England on 22 May 1849 on the William D. Sewall 8.
       The first listing of Andrew Love noted in Sydney directories in the Strawberry Hill area was in the Sydney Sands Directory for 1867 when he was residing at 18 Wilton Lane just around the corner from Sarah Ann Street. In 1871 he was at 39 Sarah Ann Street, in 1875 at #11, and in 1876 at #33 where he was also listed in 1879. From 1889 Sarah Ann Street was renamed to Dawson Street. He likely remained at #33 until about 1890 when he moved a short distance south to reside at 34, Wells Street in Redfern where he remained until his death. Hugh Wauhop's will stated the eastern boundary of his Sarah Ann Street property was "a cottage occupied by Andrew Love" 9. Likewise to his newspaper funeral notice Andrew's death registration listed his seven surviving children as - Eliza, Maria, Catherine, Rebecca, Herbert, Charles and Henry.

Children of Matilda O’Hara and Andrew Love were:
1.     i.     Eliza Love
    2.    ii.     Margaret Love
    3.    iii.    Robert Love
    4.    iv.    Robert Love
    5.    v.     William Love
+  6.    vi.    Maria Love
    7.   vii.    William Love
    8.    iii.    Catherine
+  9.    ix.    Rebecca
   10.    x.    Herbert
   11.   xi.    Jane
+ 12.  xii.    Charles Willoughby Love
   13.  xiii.   Arthur H. E. Love

SECOND GENERATION

1.   Eliza Love, b. 1855 12. She married 1879 13 reg. Sydney, John Latham. He was presumably deceased before July 1914 2.

Children of Eliza O'Hara and John Latham were:
    14.   i.     John Morris Latham
    15.  ii.     Emily E Latham
    16.  iii.    Arthur Latham
    17.  iv.    Ethel Latham
2.   Margaret Love b. 1857 14 reg. Sydney, NSW ; d. 1957 15 reg. Sydney, NSW.

3.   Robert Love b. 1858 16 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1958 17 reg. Sydney, NSW. 10

4.   Robert Love b. 1859 18 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1861 19 reg. Sydney, NSW.

5.   William Love b. 1861 20 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1963 21 reg. Sydney, NSW.

6.   Maria Love b. 1862 22 reg. Sydney, NSW, Australia; d. 19 Jun 1941 23 ,72 reg. Canterbury, NSW; buried Rookwood Cemetery. She married in 1886 24 reg. Sydney, Robert John Kerruish, presumed deceased before Jul 1914 2 - perhaps the Robert Kerruish, son of Hugh and Sarah Kerruish, who died in 1899 25 reg. Canterbury, NSW. 

Children of Maria Love and Robert J Kerruish were (assumed from BDM indexes):
    18.   i.    Mona Kerruish
    19.   ii.   Robert Ballelan. A. Kerruish
    20.   iii.  May Kerruish
7.   William Love b. 1864 26 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1866 27reg.  Sydney, NSW

8.   Catherine "Kate" Love b. 1866 28 reg. Sydney, NSW, d. 1949 73 reg. Liverpool, NSW. She married in 1884 99 reg Sydney, NSW, John Baldock Kelso, d. 1948 74 reg. Liverpool, NSW, son of John and Annie Kelso. Kate had the remarkable record of having her children born over a 25 year time span.

Children of Kate Love and John Baldock Keslo were:
    21.  i.     Linda Kelso
    22.  ii.    John H. Kelso
    23.  iii.   Ada Kelso
    24.  iv.   Elvina  E.  Kelso
    25.  v.    Lilly Jane Kelso
    26.  vi.   Rebecca Kelso
    27.  vii.  Norman J Kelso
    28.  viii. Norris B. Kelso
    29.   ix.  Edith M. Kelso
    30.   x.   Florence M Kelso
    31.   xi.  Donald K. Kelso

9.    Rebecca Love b. 1870 29 ; d. 1939 30 reg. Parramatta, NSW.  She married in 1891 31 reg. Redfern, NSW,  Richard Austen.  When her birth was registered it was as "unnamed". When she married the NSW BDM index has her sole given name as "May". The BDM Indexed 1893 birth of daughter Ivy has her mother's name as "Rebecca M.", suggesting she may have been christened Rebecca May, and "Rebecca" was ommitted when the marriage was indexed or was omitted from or unreadable in the marriage record.

Children of Rebecca Love and Richard Austen were:
+  32.   i.    Richard Austen
    33.   ii.   Ivy Austen
    34.   iii.  Ellen F. Austen
    35.   iv.  Lily M. Austen
    36.   v.   Mildred Austen
    37.   vi.  Norman C. Austen
    38.  vii.  Henry A. W. Austen
    39. viii.  Robert G. W. Austen
    40.  ix.   Francis H Austen
10.  Herbert Love, b. 1871 32 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1938 33 reg. Granville, NSW. No NSW marriage registered to year of death. He was a painter 3.

11.  Jane Love, b. 1873 34  - unnamed when birth registered; d. 1875 35 reg. Sydney, NSW.

12.  Charles Willoughby Love,b. 1875 36 reg. Sydney, NSW;  d: 1939 37 reg. Randwick, NSW. He married 1895 38 reg. Waterloo, NSW, Rebecca M Bridle,  b: 1866 39 reg. Redfern, NSW; d. 1946 40 reg. Redfern, NSW.

Children of Charles Willoughby Love and Rebecca M Bridle were:
     41.  i.     Frederick C Love
     42.  ii.    William H Love
     43.  iii.   Ernest J Love
     44.  iv.   Alice L Love
     45.  v.    Rebecca M Love
13.  Arthur H. E. "Henry" Love, b. 1878 41  - unnamed when his birth was registered; d. 1935 42 reg. Redfern, NSW;  m. 1916 43 reg. Redfern, NSW, Mary A Hatton - perhaps 1879 born Mary Alice Hatton whose parents were Alfred and Alice Hatton. He was a plumber 3. No children births registered to 1918.

THIRD GENERATION

14.  John Morris Latham, b. 1880 44 reg. Glebe, NSW (birth indexed as Morris John Latham); d. 1965 45 reg. Auburn, NSW (father's name given as John Morris).  No NSW BDM indexed marriage to 1956.

15.  Emily E Latham, b. 1881 46 reg. Sydney, NSW. She married in 1910 47 reg. Sydney, Henry J Mathews.

16.  Arthur Latham,  b. 1883 48 reg. Sydney, NSW. He married 1902 49 reg. Burwood, NSW, Elsie M Lane. An Arthur Latham death, with parents names unknown, was registered at Rockdale, NSW, in 1963 (#1963-37060).

17. Ethel Latham,  b. 1884 50 reg. Sydney, NSW. Two possible NSW BDM indexed marriages are: (1) Ethel M Latham to Francis J Gifford reg. Albury, NSW (#1907-6923) OR (2) Ethel Latham to George Jackson reg. Sydney  (#1899-7088).

18.  Mona Kerruish. Deceased before June 194172 when her mother died. No NSW BDM indexed birth has been found or a pre 1941 death or marriage. Also pre her mother's 1888 marriage there is no indexed birth of a Mona Love with mother Maria Love.

19.  Robert Balellan. A. Kerruish, 1889 51 reg. Woolahra, NSW - his surname at birth was registered in error as as Kerrnish; d. 1968 75 reg. Kogarah, NSW.

20.  May Kerruish, b. 1899 52 reg. Sydney. NSW. She married 1920 53 reg. Sydney, Sydney R Puffett.

21.  Linda Kelso b. 1885 76  reg. Sydney, NSW. She married 1904 77 reg. Sydney, NSW, Harry Tyler.

Children of  Linda Kelso and Harry Tyler were:
    46.  i.      Ada G Tyler
    47.  ii.     Mabel Tyler
    48.  iii.    Jean Tyler

22.  John Henry Kelso b. 1887 78 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1951 79 reg. Newtown. Perhaps married 1909 (#1909-10875) reg. Canterbury, NSW, Nellie McKee. No NSW BDM indexed children to 1918.

23.  Ada Kelso b. 1888 80 reg. Sydney, NSW. No marriage NSW BDM Indexed to 1956.

24.  Elvina "Elvie" E.  Kelso b. 1890 81 reg Sydney, NSW;  d. 1892 82 reg. Redfern, NSW

25.  Lilly Jane Kelso b. 1892 83 reg. Redfern, NSW. Perhaps as Lily M. married 1913 #1913-13324) Philip J. Kennedy.

26.  Rebecca Kelso b. 1895 84 reg. Redfern, NSW. Likely married 1921 (#1921-15306) reg. Rockdale, NSW, George W. R. Klemann.

27.  Norman J Kelso b. 1898 85 reg. Sydney, NSW. Likely married 1927 (#1927-7951) reg. Paddington, NSW, Amy L. Lovern.

28.  Norris B. Kelso b. 1900 86 reg. Sydney, NSW - parents NSW BDM indexed as John D. Kelso & Catherine. He died 1916 87 reg. Sydney.

29.  Edith M. Kelso b. 1902 88 reg. Sydney, NSW. Likely married 1914 (#1914-16156), Stanley D. Roach.

30.  Florence M Kelso b. 1907 89 reg. Sydney, NSW. No marriage NSW BDM indexed to 1956.

31.  Donald Kleman Kelso b. 1910 90 reg. Sydney, NSW. He married 1956 91 reg. Kingsford,  Myra Frances Hutchby.

32.  Richard Austen, b. 1892 54 reg. Redfern, NSW; d. 9 Jun 1970 11 reg. Lithgow, NSW. He married 1917 55 reg. Hurstville, NSW, Catherine M Noonan.

Children of Richard Austen and Catherine M Noonan were:
    49.  i.     Ivy Austen
50. ii.     Marion Frances Austen
    51. iii.    Richard Austen
33.  Ivy Austen, b. 1893 56 reg. Redfern, NSW. No NSW BDM death was indexed to 1976. She married a Mr. Franklin.

34. Ellen F. Austen, b. 1895 57 reg. Newtown, NSW. She married a Mr. McRae

35. Lily "Lillian" M. Austen, b. 1897 58 reg. Newtown, NSW. She married a Mr. Constable

36. Mildred Austen, b 1900 59 reg. Waterloo, NSW.  She married 1930 60 reg. Petersham  William McInnes.

37. Norman C. Austen, b. 1902 61. He married 1922 62 reg. Rockdale, NSW, Jane Douglas.

38. Henry A. W. Austen, b. 1904 63 reg. Waterloo, NSW. Presumably the Henry A. Austen who married 1927 (#1927-12162) reg. Grafton, NSW, Rita B Avery.

39. Robert George W. Austen, b. 1907 64 .  He married 1941 97 reg. Newtown, NSW, Joyce Roser.

40. Francis Herbert Austen, b. 1914 65 reg Canterbury.  He married 98 reg. Rockdale, NSW, Dalma May Joy.

41.  Frederick C Love, b. 1896 66. No Frederick C Love marriage registered in NSW to 1956.

42.  William H Love, b. 1897 67  - five possible marriages for "William H. Love" were registered in NSW from 1915 to 1942.

43.  Ernest J Love, b. 1900 68.

44.  Alice L Love, b. 1901 69. Perhaps the Alice Love who married Joseph V Murphy in 1926 (#1926-17287) reg. Paddington, NSW.

45.  Rebecca M Love, b. 1902 70. No marriage registered in NSW to 1956.

FOURTH GENERATION

46.  Ada G Tyler b. 1909 92 reg. Sydney, NSW.
 
47.  Mabel Tyler b. 1912 93 reg. Rockdale, NSW.

48.  Jean Tyler b. 1914 94 reg. Rockdale, NSW.

49. Ivy Austen. She married 1938 71, Richard James Vandyke (or Van-Dyke) reg. Liverpool, NSW.

50. Marion Frances Austen. She married 1943 95 reg Lithgow, NSW, Angelo Butta.

Children of Marion Austen and Angelo Butta were
    52.          Lyn Butta
51.  Richard Austen. He married 1952 96 reg. Lithgow, Yvonne Patricia Carroll.

FIFTH GENERATION

52.  Lyn Butta. She married ca. 1970,  Seamus Casey b. Ireland.

To provide more information on this particular Love family contact:  

SOURCES:
1   Calculated birth year based on an age of 80 when she died on 14 July 1914.
2   NSW BDM Index #1914-10046.  Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Jul 1914 - FUNERALS - LOVE - The Friends of the late Mrs. Matilda Love are kindly invited to attend her Funeral, to leave her late residence 12, Paul's Road, Waterloo, this Monday, at 1 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.
    LOVE. - The Friends of Herbert and Henry Love are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late mother, Matilda ...
    The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Love and Family are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved mother and grandmother, Matilda ...
    The friends of Mrs. J. Latham and Family, are kingly invited to attend the Funeral of their late mother and grandmother, Matilda Love ...
    The Friends of Mrs. R. Kernish and Family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their beloved mother and grandmother, Matilda Love ...
    The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelso and Family are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved mother and grandmother, Matilda Love ...
    The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. Austen and Family are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved mother and grandmother, Matilda Love ...
    The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. Tyler and family are kindly invited to attend Funeral of their beloved grandmother and great grandmother, Matilda Love ...
    The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. Owen are kindly invited to attend Funeral of their beloved grandmother, Matilda Love ...
3   Gwenda Andersen of Caloundra, QLD. to compiler - letter dated 2 Apr 1999 advised date & place of 1854 marriage and of Andrew's 1906 death  - sourced by her from 1993 notes on Love family research by Andrew and Matilda gg grandaughter Lyn Casey. Andrew Love 1906 death cert. registration informants were Richard Austen & John Kelso and it stated he had been a resident of NSW for 56 yrs (i.e. arrived Australia 1850).
   NSW BDM Indexes #1906-7289 (note - "Andrew" given by the death registration informants as Andrew Love's father's name was incorrect - it was actually James as per his 1850 Lloyds Immigration record)
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Jul 1906 - FUNERALS - "LOVE. - The Friends of Messrs. Henry, Herbert and Charles and Misses Catherine, Rebecca, Eliza and Maria Love are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved Father Andrew Love; to move from his late residence, No. 34, Wells-street, Redfern, this afternoon at 1.30 o'clock" - for burial in Church of England Cemetery, Necropolis.
5  Hugh Wauhop's Strawberry Hills locality house ownership from 1848 and 1844 & 1850 Sydney directory listings researched by Sherie McEvoy of Hunter River, NSW at the Sydney City Council Archives with copies of the records provided courtesy of same.
6 
7   NSW Assisted Immigration - AO of NSW (State Records) reels # 2136 & 2461 - arrived Lloyds 29 Jun 1850 -  age 19, C of E religion, from Cavan, County Cavan, and parents were James & Eliza - father in the America.
8    The Famine Immigrants - Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York 1846-1851 (Baltimore,: Genealogical Pub. Co. 1983-1986),  vol. 4, p. 193 - a James Love, age 45, labourer, arrived New York on the William D. Sewall on 22 May 1849 (note - emigrants often crossed the Irish sea to depart from Liverpool in England). As Andrew's mother was apparently deceased before 1850, another perhaps less likely candidate was a James & Eliza Love, respectively aged 58 & 45, who with 8 children aged from 1 to 22 years, arrived at New York from Belfast, Ireland on 13 Apr 1849 on the Huron (vol. 4, p. 62). Note - a Ships List for the William D. Sewall and the Huron would be available from several sources, such as in 2007 by online NARA ordering or from www.ancestry.com that has it indexed that in 1849 two named James Love arrived at New York - images of the records are obtainable and should state whether either's former place was County Cavan. As the William D Sewell James was aged 45 he would have been 28 when the Tithe Applotment Valuations of Ireland were done for Co. Cavan in 1833 so may then have been listed then in Co. Cavan on a farm. Alternatively, as the given name of Robert was likely a name of genealogical significance to Andrew Love and, may have been his grandfather, he could have been listed as the tenant of a farm in the 1833 applotments.
9   Gwenda Andersen to the compiler - letter dated 28 Feb 1999 - advised Hugh Wauhop's will stated his property at Strawberry Hills was "bounded on the east by the cottage presently occupied by Andrew Love in Sarah Ann Street" (will date is unknown - Hugh died 1877).
10  As a second child was named Robert after the death of first it suggests the name had a significance in one parent's ancestry. As it was not an O'Hara family given name in Ireland it seems likely it was the name of one of Andrew's grandparents. The NSW BDM Indexes when issued on CD-ROM in the 1990s listed the birth of both the 1858 and 1859 sons named Robert. However whilst also listing their 1858 and 1861 deaths, it listed an additional two named Robert as having died in 1858, each with different registration numbers. So it had three Andrew and Maria children named Robert dying in 1858 with registration numbers - 278, 786, 896! However the more up to date and corrected online NSW BDM Registry Indexes as at Sep 2007 no longer had the additional two confusing Robert Love death registrations! There were also two named William who similary both died as infants but William did have a known significance in the O'Hara genealogy being a brother of Matilda's who in 1880 came to Australia.
11  NSW BDM INDEXES #1970-25955. Sydney Morning Herald, 10 Jun 1970, DEATHS - AUSTEN, Richard. - Suddenly at Lithgow District Hospital, late of 55 Hill Street, Lithgow, beloved husband of Catherine, loved father of Ivy (Mrs Van-Dyke, of Strathfield), Marion (Mrs Butta, of Lithgow, and Richard (Killara), fond father-in-law of Dick, Angelo, and Yvonne, and fond grandfather and great-grandfather of their children, aged 78 years. Private internment will take place at Woronora Cemetery following Requium Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lithgow, this day. Requiescat in pace.
    AUSTEN, Richard. - Late of 55 Hill Street, Lithgow, loved son of the late Richard and Rebecca Austen, and fond brother of Ivy (Mrs. Franklin, deceased), Ellen (Mrs McRae, deceased), Lillian (Mrs Constable, deceased), Mildred (Mrs McInnes, Sydney), Norman (deceased), Harry (Bexley), Bob (Vales Point), and Frank (deceased), and loved brother and brother-in-law and uncle of their families. Requiescat in pace.
12  NSW BDM Indexes (#V1855 4221 42B).
13  Ibid #1879-390
14  Ibid #1857-226
15  Ibid #1857-162
16  Ibid #1858-723
17  Ibid #1858-896
18  Ibid #1859-1235
19  Ibid #1861-584
20  Ibid #1861-475
21  Ibid #1863-758
22  Ibid #1862-1819
23  Ibid #1941-8737
24  Ibid #1886-1289
25  Ibid #1899-13725
26  Ibid #1864-1171
27  Ibid #1866-52
28  Ibid #1866-1305
29  Ibid #1870-367
30  Ibid #1939-21645
31  Ibid #1891-6957
32  Ibid #1871-2924
33  Ibid #1938-22209
34  Ibid #1873-1552
35  Ibid #1875-904
36  Ibid #1875-1812
37  Ibid #1939-24845
38  Ibid #1895-1929
39  Ibid #1866-3483
40  Ibid #1946-24269
41  Ibid #1878-1401
42  Ibid #1935-794
43  Ibid #1916-1014
44  Ibid #1880-4861
45  Ibid #1965-39821
46  Ibid #1881-1343
47  Ibid #1910-11046
48  Ibid #1883-255
49  Ibid #1902-8938
50  Ibid #1884-4107
51  Ibid #1889-7932
52  Ibid #1899-9443
53  Ibid #1920-15018
54  Ibid #1892-30679
55  Ibid #1917-4099
56  Ibid #1893-26156
57  Ibid #1895-15345
58  Ibid #1897-27131
59  Ibid #1900-8308
60  Ibid #1930- 6061
61  Ibid #1902-8006
62  Ibid #1922-5597
63  Ibid #1904-27904
64  Ibid #1907-8973
65  Ibid #1914-32275
66  Ibid #1896-26689
67  Ibid #1897-36462
68  Ibid #1900-8340
69  Ibid #1901-17741
70  Ibid #1902-17748
71  Ibid #1938-23594
72  Sydney Morning Herald, Fri. 20 Jun 1941 - DEATHS - Kerruish - June 19, 1941 at the residence of her son-in-law 6 Corden Street, Belmore, Maria, widow of the late Robert Kerruish and loved mother of Mona (deceased), Robert and May (Mrs. Puffett), in her 79th year. FUNERAL - 9.45 am. Andrews's Funeral Home, Ashfield for Rookwood Crematorium.
73  NSW BDM Indexes #
1949-4452
74  Ibid #1948-23234
75  Ibid #1968-13631
76  Ibid #1885-759
77 Ibid #1904-7913
78 Ibid #1887-1
79 Ibid #1951-26975
80 Ibid #1888-2916
81 Ibid #1890-3185
82 Ibid #1892-11416
83 Ibid #1892-31252
84 Ibid #1895-26288
85 Ibid #1898-360
86 Ibid #1900-18750
87 Ibid #1916-10071
88 Ibid #1902-28528
89 Ibid #1907-542
90 Ibid #1910-175
91 Ibid #1956-18671
92 Ibid #1909-21312
93 Ibid #1912-9220
94 Ibid #1914-28670
95 Ibid #1943-23215
96 Ibid #1952-5108
97  Ibid #1941-23415
98  Ibid #1941-15495
99  Ibid #1884-1556

Compiled by John Raymond, Brisbane, QLD., Australia
First posted 16 Sep 2007