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MCCONNACHY Peter married Emily SPARKES 1877

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Marriage details for Peter and Emily.

Groom: Peter MCCONNACHY.
Age: 31 years.
Status: Single.
Father: John MCCONNACHY.

Bride: Emily Jane SPARKES.
Age: 18 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Edward SPARKES.

Date married: 24 November 1877.
Place: Residence of Mrs. SPARKES, Goolwa, South Australia.

Peter died 04 May 1901, Mannum, South Australia, aged 56 years.
Status: Not recorded.

Emily died 10 February 1925, Adelaide, South Australia, aged 67 years.
Status: Married.
Husband named as Matthew SHERLOCK.

Emily's second marriage to Matthew SHERLOCK in 1912 recorded below.

Nine children located South Australian records for Peter and Emily.


Ethel Mary Bruce MCCONNACHY.
Born: 08 November 1878, Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: 18 February 1965, Adelaide, South Australia, aged 86 years.
Status: Widow.
Married: John GIBBONS.
Date: 19 March 1899.
Place: Residence of Mrs. MCCONNACHY, Renmark, South Australia.


Edward James Sparks MCCONNACHY.
Born: 24 February 1880, Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: 15 September 1954, Semaphore, South Australia, aged 74 years.
Status: Married.
Married: May PLUSH.
Date: 02 March 1904.
Place: Residence of Mrs. CLARK, Norwood, South Australia.
Married: Catherine BARRY.
Date: 28 October 1925.
Place: Sacret Heart Presbytery, Semaphore, South Australia.


Violet Annie Victoria MCCONNACHY.
Born: 28 February 1882, Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: 30 January 1972, Renmark, South Australia, aged 89 years.
Status: Widow.
Married: Harry Benson MARTIN.
Date: 19 September 1901.
Place: Residence of Mrs. MARTIN, Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Harry died 05 January 1963, Renmark, aged 84 years.
Status: Married.


Archibald Victor Knighton MCCONNACHY.
Born: 08 October 1883, Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: 20 January 1953, Northfield, South Australia, aged 69 years.
Status: Divorced.
Married: Sarah Emily SMITH.
Date: 28 May 1910.
Place: Registry Office, Adelaide, South Australia.


Emily Florence May MCCONNACHY.
Born: 1885 Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: -


Born: 23 September 1887, Goolwa, South Australia.
Died: -
Married: John Cecil PEARSON.
Date: 24 June 1908.
Place: Methodist Church, Pirie Strret, Adelaide, South Australia.


Bertie Alexander Thomas MCCONNACHY.
Born: 18 November 1890, Renmark, South Australia.
Died: 25 April 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 25 years.
Status: Single.

WW1 Embarkation Roll

Name: Albert MCCONNACHY.
Service number: 1049.
Rank: Private.
Roll title: 10 Infantry Battalion. (October 1914)
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918.
Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914.
Place of embarkation: Adelaide.
Ship embarked on: HMAT Ascanius.
Ship number: A11.

Roll of Honour - First World War.

Name: Albert MCCONNACHY.
Service number: 1049.
Rank: Private.
Unit: 10th Battalion. (Infantry)
Service: Australian Army.
Conflict: 1914-1918.
Date of death: 25 April 1915.
Cause of death: Killed in action.

Cemetery or Memorial details:

Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

War Grave Register notes:

McCONNACHY, Pte. Albert, 1049, 10th Bn.
Killed in action 25th/29th April, 1915.


Born: 15 October 1892, Renmark, South Australia.
Died: 28 October 1960, Westbourne Park, South Australia, aged 68 years.
Status: Married.
Married: Harry BRAND.
Date: 27 March 1916.
Place: Methodist Church, Renmark, South Australia.


Clifford Peter MCCONNACHY.
Born: 23 September 1895, Renmark, South Australia.
Died: -
Married: Violet Irene CURRIE
Date: 17 October 1923.
Place: Maughan Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
Violet died 13 February 1953, Adelaide, aged 48 years.
Status: Married.

WW1 Embarkation Roll.

Name: Clifford Peter MCCONNACHY.
Service number: 555.
Rank: Private.
Roll title: 11 LHR [Light Horse Regiment]. (June 1915)
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918.
Date of embarkation: 02 June 1915.
Place of embarkation: Brisbane.
Ship embarked on: HMAT Medic.
Ship number: A7.

Marriage details for Matthew and Emily.

Groom: Matthew SHERLOCK.
Age: 35 years.
Status: Single.
Father: Matthew SHERLOCK.

Bride: Emily Jane MCCONNACHY.
Age: 53 years.
Status: Widow.
Father: Edward James SPARKS.

Date married: 12 October 1912.
Place: Methodist Manse, Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

Matthew died 31 January 1960, Myrtle Bank, South Australia, aged 80 years.
Status: Widower.


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, South Australia.

WW1 Embarkation Rolls.

AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.

Updated 06 May 2012.

Note. I have never viewed the MCCONNACHY family tree mentioned by lynnesmith in the comment section below. This family record has been compiled from the sources mentioned above.

by tonkin Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-04-26 19:48:22

TONKIN lives in Victoria, Australia.
Please note. Journals are intended to assist new researchers locate family members in Australia and should only be used as a guide for follow up research and record searches as intended. Due to spelling and informant errors appearing in the records, typo errors and the misreading of the records by myself mistakes must be expected. Errors will be corrected when detected.

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by lynnesmith on 2010-10-10 08:15:47

Peter was born in Peterhead Scotland 1842. Shipwright. I have his death as 1898 - by drowning when helping to repair another's boat.
Have you been able to locate'The Family Tree of Peter McConnachy & Emily Jane Sparkes'?

Self published McConnachy Family Project, Calpernum Station SA, 1976

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