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Bartholomew MCNAMARA (1791?-1856)

Bartholomew MCNAMARA, son of Michael MCNAMARA ( - ) and Bridget MCNAMARA** ( - ), was born in 1791 (calculated) in Clare, Ireland. Shipping records indicate his native place as Lisdrumlandna, Clare.1,2,3 His relationship to Ellen is Maternal Great (x2) Grandfather. Bartholomew was a follower of the Catholic faith .2 He married Bridget LENEHAN in 1830 in Clare.4,5 In 1851 he was a labourer .2 In 1851 he was unable to read or write.2

Bartholomew migrated from Plymouth, Devonshire to Port Jackson Sydney, NSW arriving on 14 August 1851. He travelled to Australia on the ship "Sarah" which departed c. May 1851. He and Bridget came with their children (Michael 19, Mary 18, Patrick who died at sea four days before their arrival, Nancy 16, John 14 and Kate 12) and settled in the Queanbeyan district. [It is believed their daughters Bridget and Anne were already in Australia].6 In 1856 he was a lessee farmer in Woden, NSW (now ACT).7

he died (aged 65) on 2 April 1856 in Woden. The cause was old age.8,9 He was buried on 3 April 1856 in the Riverside Cemetery, Erin St in Queanbeyan, NSW.10,11

 

Bridget LENEHAN12,13 was the daughter of William LENEHAN ( - ). She and Bartholomew MCNAMARA had the following children:

 

Mary MCNAMARA (1829?-1913)

Michael MCNAMARA (1831?-1919)

Patrick MCNAMARA (1832?-1851)

Bridget MCNAMARA (1834?-1907)

Anne MCNAMARA (1835-1884)

Nancy MCNAMARA (1835- ) (known as 'Nance')

John MCNAMARA (1838?-1886)

Catherine MCNAMARA (1844-1936) (known as 'Kate')

Citations

1{S0469}, Certificate - Death : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Custom Id: NSW 3147 / 1856. Cit. Date: 5 August 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Age at death : 65 years"
2{S0311}, Shipping Records 1851 "Sarah". Custom Id: SR Reels 2136, 2142. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0116}, Internet (WCP) McNamara : re MCNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032) and LENEHAN, Bridget (0031) and Descendants (Rootsweb World Connect Project : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2471560). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
4{S0469}, Certificate - Death : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Custom Id: NSW 3147 / 1856. Cit. Date: 5 August 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Place of Marriage : Co Clare"
5{S0116}, Internet (WCP) McNamara : re MCNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032) and LENEHAN, Bridget (0031) and Descendants (Rootsweb World Connect Project : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2471560). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0282}, Internet (IGI - International Genealogical Index) : General (Family Search : http://www.familysearch.org/). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Search on Bridget Lenehan
7{S0471} Author : John Moore and/or Bruce Moore , Book Extract : "BURRA, County of Murray" Pages 26 - 28 (Published 1981). Cit. Date: 11 August 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Bartholomew joined the Irish community at Woden and both he and his son Michael, were listed as lessee farmers there on the 1856 electoral roll"
8{S0469}, Certificate - Death : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Custom Id: NSW 3147 / 1856. Cit. Date: 5 August 2011. Assessment: Primary evidence.
9{S0121}, Internet (WCP) COWDERY, Edwina : re MCNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032) and LENEHAN, Bridget (0031) and Descendants (The site has been removed from Rootsweb's World Connect Project). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
10{S0775}, Headstone : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Cit. Date: 14 December 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Bart's headstone in Riverside cemetery, Queanbeyan

11{S0469}, Certificate - Death : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Custom Id: NSW 3147 / 1856. Cit. Date: 5 August 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
12{S0116}, Internet (WCP) McNamara : re MCNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032) and LENEHAN, Bridget (0031) and Descendants (Rootsweb World Connect Project : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2471560). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Source S0008 indicates that Bartholomew McNamara's wife was known as Honor whereas this source indicates she was Bridget Lenehan This source accepted with the question "Was she also known as Honor?"
13{S0469}, Certificate - Death : McNAMARA, Bartholomew (0032). Custom Id: NSW 3147 / 1856. Cit. Date: 5 August 2011. Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: "To whom married : Bridget Lennane"
This source gives her family name as Lennane

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014