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Family of Mary O'Day b.1836 Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland - d.1905 Campbells Creek,Victoria, Australia

Journal by jeanette_charteris

Mary (O'Dea) O'Day was my Great Great Grandmother,(on my paternal Grandmother's side.) who emigrated to Australia as a young woman.Evidence shows that she met and later married James Roberts (Cornwall)on 24.09.1857 at St Johns Church, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
They had seven children. My Gt Grandmother, Ellen (Helen) Roberts was one of them.
I do not have much information on Mary's parents or siblings, if any. Her father's name was John O'Day b. ABT 1810 (I am told that he was a cab proprieter)and Mary's mother was Mary Fannin b.ABT 1812. I am not sure if they were born in Fethard, Tipperary or had gone there before their daughter, Mary was born.
That is all of my information with regards to my Irish ancestry.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has more to add to this.

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on 2013-06-25 03:17:37

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by robcam1864 on 2013-08-05 05:13:22

JEANETTE_CHARTERIS. I grew up at campbells creek 1942-1963. I can remember a ROBERTS family living on a corner,west end of Princes st. Ernie Roberts comes to mind.Maybe try Castlemaine Cemetery Records (@ campbells creek) I think Castlemaine Historical Society has the cemetery records.ROBCAM1864

by jeanette_charteris on 2013-08-05 06:00:01

Thank you for your information ROBCAM1864.
I have found a cousin (living in Victoria)whose maiden name is 'Roberts' and she shares the same relationship to that of my Great Great Grandparents. Am looking forward to meeting her when we visit soon. I must check my records for the name you have given me. Apparently there is a 'Harry Roberts'who is well into his nineties living in that area and am also eager to meet him too.
There doesn't appear to be much said about Mary's family in Ireland and I wondered what became of them. If they followed Mary, went somewhere else or stayed in Ireland.
I live in Hamilton, New Zealand but will be moving soon; hopefully to Rotorua (where I was born).

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