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Looking for information on Thomas Davis Conolly/Connolly in Australia and Kent, England.

Query by gaisel

Thomas Davis was born Connolly and illegitimate in Kent, (Isle of Thanet?), England. Came to Australia and married, can't find any records.

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on 2015-09-24 10:42:13

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by shellyb on 2015-09-25 21:44:55

Hi

What year approximately for Thomas birth. There are many births in that area of the same name starting from 1750 to present time.

Shelly

by shellyb on 2015-09-25 21:51:22

Just as I sent that message I found him. Born 1838 in Thanet, Kent. Are you looking to go backwards for mother etc or looking for details from Australia.

Shelly

by janilye on 2015-09-25 23:44:58

Don't know how many there were in Australia around that
time, but here's one with a couple of links. Might be a good start.
NSW.BDM
DEATHS

19038/1913 CONOLLY THOMAS D 79 YRS ORANGE ORANGE
Leader (Orange, NSW) Monday 15 December 1913
OBITUARY [/b
THOMAS DAVIS CONOLLY.
The regrettable duty devolves upon
us once again to record the death of
another old and honored link with
the past, and one who had continually
watched the great strides Orange
had made, from the time when
it was a mere village, to its importance
of to-day. We refer to the demise of
Thomas Davis Conolly, which sad event
occurred at his late residence, Lord-street,
at an early hour on Saturday morning.
He had been ailing for some months with
dropsy and heart trouble, and, though at
times, he suffered great pain, he
never gave in, hut went about his
usual avocation almost up to the
time of his death. Deceased, who
was 77 years of age, was a well built
type of Englishman, being it native
of Ramsgate, Kent, England. He
came to Orange about 40 years ago,
and after marrying, resided the
whole time in the house in which he
died. He was for years in the employ of
Mr. James Dalton, during which time he
built the stone wall at Duntryleague, on
the Cargo road, and erected the walls which
at present surround the dams on that
property. He also worked at the
old mill in Summer-street, and was
for some time in the employ of the
Orange Council. He leaves a sorrow-
ing widow, and three sons to mourn
the loss of an affectionate husband
and father. The sons are Richard
(Paddington), Ernest, and George,
of Orange. The funeral took place
yesterday, the remains being interred in
the Church of England portion of the Orange cemetery.
The Rev. H. Walker Taylor conducted
the burial service, and Mr. F. Ford
had charge of the mortuary arrangements.

by gaisel on 2015-09-26 08:05:26

Hi Shelly,
Yes you have the right one.

I am looking to go backwards but found it very confusing, I know his mother married when Thomas was 10-13yrs old to ? Deverson who had a number of children of his own. His mother and Deverson had 1 child. I think his grandmother's name was Allice, who he lived with for a period of time. I think his father's name may have been Thomas Davis.

I am also trying to find when Thomas came to Australia and where he landed.

Thanks
Gai.

by gaisel on 2015-09-26 08:22:37

Thank you Janilye, this helps with his death and burial. I can work with this, but can't find any record of his marriage, nothing on BDM. Info from another tree says he married in Bathurst area, possibly Cox's Creek? late 1870's to Sarah Ann Pike. I believe the Australian records spell his name Conolly.

There were a lot of Thomas Connolly's at that time, nearly all came from Ireland though.

by familydetective on 2015-09-26 08:32:17

England and Wales Birth Registration Index
Name Thomas Davis Connolly ***
Event Type Birth Registration
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1838
Registration District Thanet
County Kent
Event Place Thanet, Kent, England
Volume 5
Page 435
Line Number 74

England Births and Christenings
Name Thomas Davis Conolly
Gender Male
Christening Date 09 Dec 1838
Christening Place St. George's Church, Ramsgate, Kent, England
Mother's Name Mary Elizabeth Conolly


1851 England Census
Name: Thomas D Conolly
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Relation: Son
Father's name: John Wm Deverson
Mother's name: Mary Deverson
Gender: Male
Where born: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Civil Parish: Ramsgate
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
Town: Ramsgate
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Street address: Paragon Cottage, 2, Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet, Kent
Occupation: Carpenter Foreman (step fathers Occ).

John Wm Deverson 41
Mary Deverson 40
Frederick Deverson 18
Louisa Deverson 15
Thomas Deverson 13
Thomas D Conolly 13 ***
Amelia S Deverson 11
Charles Deverson 9
Emily Deverson 7
Elizabeth Deverson 10 Mo


England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
Record Image Index-only record
Report issue
Name: Mary Elizabeth Conolly
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1849
Marriage Place: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Father: Richard Conolly ****
Spouse: John William Deverson
FHL Film Number: 1836100
Reference ID: p94 187

**** Marys father was Richard Conolly

There is a Thomas Conolly age 3 living with an Alice Conolly in the 1841 census. This might or might not be your Thomas. In 1841 the census did not show if a person was single, married or a widow(er), or relationships and rarely middle names to cross check.

by familydetective on 2015-09-26 08:35:17

This might be Mary's parents wedding:

England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
Record Image Index-only record
Report issue
Name: Richard Conolly
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1809
Marriage Place: Saint Mary The Virgin,Dover,Kent,England
Spouse: Alice Tilly
FHL Film Number: 355634

by familydetective on 2015-09-26 08:52:15

I found these dates but have limited access to Australian records to find the registrations, but they might be worth checking out

Sarah Ann Pike

Birth
1847 • Bathurst, NSW, Aust

Marriage
3 Jan 1880 • Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

by gaisel on 2015-09-26 10:18:20

Thankyou familydetective,

You have given me a lot to work with as soon as I unstore my research and get back into it. (Have been working off memory at present.)

The marriage date is recorded on their 3rd son's baptismal certificate but there is no registration on Births, Deaths and Marriages and I don't know where else to look.

by janilye on 2015-09-26 17:42:43

NSW.BDM.BIRTHS
21510/1880 CONOLLY RICHARD T. THOMAS D SARAH ORANGE
28583/1883 CONOLLY ERNEST THOMAS SARAH A ORANGE
34006/1888 CONOLLY GEORGE H. THOMAS SARAH ORANGE
NSW.BDM. DEATHS
6915/1946 CONOLLY RICHARD THOMAS THOMAS SARAH SYDNEY
36386/1960 CONOLLY ERNEST DAVID THOMAS SARAH ANN BANKSTOWN
4988/1952 CONOLLY GEORGE HERBERT THOMAS DAVIS SARAH ORANGE

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