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McMahons from Ireland settled in NSW

Query by vikkim

Looking for information on my family line.
Patrick McMahon (born in Clonmel Tipperary Ireland in 1803) married Hanora O'brien (born 1832 in Glynn Limerick Ireland) in Gawler Town 1850. They had 11 Children.
Their 8th child - son Matthew born 1867 (my GGrandfather) in Sydney NSW Australia, married Eliza A Smith. They had 13 Children - Alice 1892, John Matthew 1894, Mary Elizabeth 1895, Percy John 1896, Ellen M 1898, stillborn son 1899, James Henry 1901, Rosa florence 1903, William Joseph 1905, Pansey Isobel 1906, Violet Myrtle 1909, Francis Henry 1910 (My grandfather) and Bessie Ellen Maisie 1914. Known Areas settled are Wentworth NSW, Mildura/Merbein Vic.
Any additional information would be great,Photos of any kind would be fantastic, contact from relatives welcome

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on 2011-11-16 17:57:27

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by janilye on 2011-11-16 19:15:17

Matthew McMahon 1867-1935 son of Patrick McMahon 1803-1885 and Honora O'Brien 1832-1913 married Eliza Ann Smith 1873-1944 on the 20 October 1891 at Wentworth. They moved from Wentworth to The Billabong in Mildura, Victoria in 1900 then moved to Ninth St., Mildura in 1914.
They are buried at Merbein Cemetery.
The children were;-
Alice McMahon 1892 1980
John Matthew McMahon 1893 1942
Mary Elizabeth McMahon 1894 1983
Percy McMahon 1896 1955
Ellen Margaret McMahon 1898 1923
unnamed male McMahon 1899 - 1899
James Henry McMahon 1901 1963
Rosa Florence McMahon 1903 1975
William Joseph McMahon 1904 1992
Pansy Isobel McMahon 1906 1981
Violet Myrtle McMahon 1909 1987
Francis Henry McMahon 1910
Besse Eileen Maisie McMahon 1914 1998

for cemetery lookups at Merbein;
Mrs C V Knight
Secretary
Box 487
Merbein 3505
I have a photograph of the family

by vikkim on 2011-11-16 19:24:05

:) Thank you. Do you have any information about Patrick's parents? I believe Francis died in Melbourne in the mid to late 1970s

by janilye on 2011-11-16 20:41:17

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
about Patrick McMahon Name: Patrick McMahon
Death Place: Unknown, Victoria
Age: 82
Father's Name: Pat
Mother's Name: Nora Obryan
Registration Year: 1885
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 14192
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Although the death Index above doesn't tell you much he was buried at the Amherst Cemetery in central Victoria on the 31 December 1885.
Call Betty Fleming on 03 5463 2397 (from within Australia) for more details about Amherst

by vikkim on 2011-11-16 20:55:29

Thank you. I also have a family photo. it is outside with matthew and Eliza with 10 of their children - I assume it is baby Violet on Eliza's lap. Is this the same photo you have? I would love to have copies of any photos of the McMahon clan you have. Am happy to pay costs. Curious as to how you are related also. Vikki

by janilye on 2011-11-16 21:11:05

Yes! same photo. I'm not related! I do have a huge McMahon clan in my tree but from Limerick and your Patrick's from Tipperary. I came across your family whilst researching mine.

by cbvsad on 2012-01-06 02:34:46

Hi, I have found your thread through a Google search and would love to add my bits. I have some info on the McMahon family as Matthew McMahon is my husbands Great Grandfather, however I haven't gone back any further than that at the moment so this thread has helped me a lot. I probably have some photos of the McMahon's somewhere (just starting genealogy again after taking a couple of years break, but have been researching our tree for about 12 years). I would love to get a copy of the photo you mention above if possible.

by cbvsad on 2012-01-06 02:37:50

I'm a bit confused over Patrick McMahon. In the first post he is married to Honora O'Brien and then in the post from the Australian Death Index his father is Pat McMahon and his mothers name is Nora Obryan? This sounds like a mix up somewhere. Is it just me reading the info wrong?

by janilye on 2012-01-06 06:49:38

I am confused about that birth index too, cbvsad. I have no idea who supplied that information and it wouldn't be the first time the informant has got it wrong. I have looked at 4 other trees and none of those trees have Patrick McMahon's parents as anything other than what appears on that index. So until someone finds an alternative it looks like that's it for now!
I have unsourced information from the McMahon/O'Brien Family tree which states that Patrick McMahon died at Doctor's Creek Lexton Victoria of Fatty Disease of Heart, Senility. on the 29 December 1885. The death was registered in Victoria Reg.#14192 which is the same number as in the Index.
This family tree also states that he is buried at Amherst Cemetery on the 31 December 1885.
I found his residence at Lexton = Allotment 65c Caralulup - 6 miles from Talbot Shire of Lexton, County of Talbot Vic Australia.
I can email you the copy of the photograph which was supplied by Elizabeth who owns the McMahon/O'Brien Family Tree - it is a public tree.
Just contact me in here privately with your email address.

by janilye on 2012-01-06 07:00:45

This Pyrenees Pioneers Newsletter from The Avoca and District Historical Society, although not about the McMahon's does have something about Lexton and Doctors Creek. Perhaps if you contact this Society they may have some knowlege of the McMahons' all the numbers are on the homepage.

by cbvsad on 2012-01-06 21:20:14

Thanks for this info, it helps to know where to steer my efforts into looking. I will pm you for the photo.

by janilye on 2012-01-07 00:03:46

The Matthew McMahon children were:-
Unnamed Baby McMahon 1899
Alice McMahon 1892 1980 m. Leslie AVERY
John Matthew McMahon 1893 1942 m. Marion Eliza WILLIAMS 1900-1969
Mary Elizabeth McMahon 1894 1983 m. Edwin Howard PEGLAR
Percy McMahon 1896 1955 m. Margaret CROSBIE
Ellen Margaret McMahon 1898 1923 m. Stanley Victoria WILLIAMSON
James Henry McMahon 1901 1963 m. Martha Jane LONG
Rosa Florence McMahon 1903 1975 m.Edward Walter CLISSOLD 1903-1952
William Joseph McMahon 1905 1992 m.Alma Veronica DWYER 1908-1999
Pansy Isobel McMahon 1906 1981 m. Alexander George CLISSOLD
Violet Myrtle McMahon 1909 1987 m. Jack GEBHART
Francis Henry McMahon 1910 ???? m. Doreen Lillian BALDWIN
Besse Eileen Maisie McMahon 1914 1998 m. Ronald Cyril MARSHALL 1914-2006

by cbvsad on 2012-01-07 01:49:05

Great, thanks this will really help as I didn't have all the spouses.

by vikkim on 2012-01-07 22:44:58

Just to fill in the gap Francis Henry died 15/12/1974 in Prahran Victoria.
As far as Patrick's parents go, my understanding is that the O'Brians/O'Bryans married McMahons to keep land ownership in the same family and that they are correctly listed as Patrick's parents. You will find the same names repeating themselves throughout this family line. cbvsad, I would be interested to know which of Matthew's children you are descended from.

by vikkim on 2012-01-07 22:53:00

cbvsad, I would like any further information you may have, and I am happy to send copies of a group photo Matthew, Eliza and their 10 children. I also have one of John (Jack) and his wife Marion (Minnie) with Eliza. Please PM me for email details. Thanks Vikki

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