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.
Children of Eliza O'Hara and John Latham were:2. Margaret Love b. 1857 14 reg. Sydney, NSW ; d. 1957 15 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):7. William Love b. 1864 26 reg. Sydney, NSW; d. 1866 27reg. Sydney, NSW
"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
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: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.
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: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.
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.
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).
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.
Children of Linda Kelso and Harry Tyler were:
46. i. Ada G Tyler
47. ii. Mabel Tyler
48. iii. Jean Tyler
Ada Kelso b. 1888 80 reg. Sydney, NSW. No
marriage NSW BDM Indexed to 1956.
25. Lilly Jane Kelso b. 1892 83 reg. Redfern, NSW. Perhaps as Lily M. married 1913 #1913-13324) Philip J. Kennedy.
Rebecca Kelso b. 1895 84 reg. Redfern, NSW. Likely
married 1921 (#1921-15306) reg.
Rockdale, NSW, George W. R. Klemann.
Norman J Kelso b. 1898 85 reg. Sydney,
Likely married 1927 (#1927-7951) reg.
Paddington, NSW, Amy L. Lovern.
Children of Richard Austen and Catherine M Noonan were: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.
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.
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.
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 were51. Richard Austen. He married 1952 96 reg. Lithgow, Yvonne Patricia Carroll.
52. Lyn Butta. She married ca. 1970, Seamus Casey b. Ireland.
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).
4 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.
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