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Martin GRADY (1798?-1858)


Grady headstone in the Braidwood cemetery


The Mangles that brought Martin to Australia

Martin GRADY,1 son of John GRADY ( - ) and Catherine FITZGERALD ( - ), was born in 1798 (approx.) in Dunmoylan, Limerick Co, Ireland.2 In 1820 he was a Reaper, in Ireland.2 He was a follower of the Roman Catholic faith .2 His Conviction was ' Seizing Arms' in 1821 in County Limerick, Ireland. The address was: Special Commission. He married Mary KNIGHT on 8 February 1835 at St Luke's Church of England in Liverpool, NSW . Martin Grady and Mary Knight were married by banns with the consent of the governor on the 8 Feb 1835 at St Luke's C of E Liverpool NSW in the parish of Cabamatta. Chaplain Robert Cartwright. In the presence of Daniel Canvin & Elizabeth Canvin of South Creek NSW. Martin signed with an X and Mary signed her name.

Permission to Marry 1835

Groom: Martin Grady

Age: 36

Ship: Mangles (2)

Sent: Life

Status: TOL

Bride: Mary Knight

Age: 20

Ship: Fanny 11

Sent: 7

Status: Bond

Received permission: 1835

Applied to Rev. Cartwright

District: Liverpool.3 In 1848 he was a Hotel Keeper at near Braidwood in Larbert, NSW.2 He married Honora GUEIN in 1857 in Braidwood, NSW .4 He died on 30 April 1858 at near Braidwood in Larbert , NSW (aged 60). The cause was Disease of Liver.5 He was buried on 2 May 1858 in Roman Catholic Section Grave 953 in Braidwood.6


Mary KNIGHT and Martin GRADY had the following children:


Catherine GRADY (1836-1919)

James GRADY (1838-1856)

Martin GRADY (1839-1858)

Henry GRADY (1841-1917)

Michael GRADY (1843-1926)

John GRADY (1845-1883)

Ellen GRADY (1847-1924)

Johannah GRADY (1849-1931)

Mary Elizabeth GRADY (1851-1909)


1Colonial Secretary of NSW, Convict Indents.
2Researcher: GRADY, Mark. Cit. Date: 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0100}, Marriage Certificate. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Marriage Ref V18351211 19 On File
4{S0096}, NSW Registry of Birth Death & Marriage Index (NSW Registry of Birth Death & Marriage Index). Marriage Ref No. 1510/1857
5{S0015} NSW Regsistry of BDM, NSW: Death Certificate.
6Cemetery Records.


Updated : 13 April 2013
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