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I'm trying to find the DOB, MARRIAGE and deceased dates of the following. I'll outline what I have.

In A DATE IN 1919 Matthew or Mathew or was it Thomas known as Matt Nolan married Annie Catherine Mulvaney DOB 2/3/1924.
He had just returned from World War one.

He remarried when Annie died and the burial is very likely in South Westland of New Zealand.


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by paulanthonyjoseph Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2014-02-23 00:30:50

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by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 01:11:03

hello Paul,
Annie Catherine MULVANEY married Matthew NOLAN on 20 Oct 1920

you have her DOB above as 2/3/1924 which you may want to change ??

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 01:14:05

Matthew NOLAN remarried 29 August 1926 to Annie Josephine McGRATH

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 01:27:27

Annie Catherine Nolan died 2 March 1924
- she is buried Plot 8, Block 26 at Ross Cemetery

she is buried only as Mrs M. Nolan!

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 02:02:03

must say Matthew's parents & siblings make very interesting research ...

Andrew NOLAN & Mary SPILLANE were Irish immigrants who had met in the gold town of Stafford, near Hokitika, where Andrew was the licensee of the Empire Hotel and Mary worked as a servant. Andrew & Mary were among the original settlers in Jackson Bay, arriving April 12 1875

There is a biography of two of Matthew's brothers:
Paddy & Dinnie Nolan

There is (or was) a book written by Bill Nolan in 1998 with photos and records entitled: "The Droving Days - A History of Cattle Raising and Droving in South Westland" It has a list of Andrew & Mary's children and spouses (not complete) and may possibly be available through 'trade me'

There is also an ebook which can be downloaded concerning them:
... Mary Spillane, a domestic servant born in Queens County migrated from Ireland with her brother, and married Andrew Nolan in 1871 just north of Hokitika ...

If you have any stories to tell about this family Paul we would love to read them here

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-02-23 04:39:53

Thanks for that.

Would you know their DOB'S and a date Matthew Nolan died. No one seems to have the record.


by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 04:55:23

Matthew Nolan was born 26 September 1886 & died 19 July 1972

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-02-23 05:05:52

Thanks ever so much not only for me but others.We've sought this info over years.
May I respectfully ask how you know the source!
Like one point was Matthew buried in a Westland Cemetery. We even went over to the West Coast searching.
My email address is best [email protected]

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 05:13:34

I didn't find him in the West Coast cemeteries but I'm still working on it

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 05:15:20

sorry, dates mostly come from Birth, Death & Marriage Historical Records

by ngairedith on 2014-02-23 05:22:31

YAH! found him
Matthew is buried Plot 81, Block 8 at Ruru Lawn cemetery CHRISTCHURCH
2nd wife Annie Josephine predeceased him by 18 years (9 April 1954 aged 67)
- they are buried together

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-02-23 05:30:07

THANKS Ngaireth.

by RACHEL1979 on 2019-04-14 11:53:25

My email now is [email protected]
We need to communicate directly as I finalised our family history.

My first cousin Milton Nolan Norris still seeks the Catholic primary school his mother DOB 11/1/1924 Bridget Teresa Nolan attended probably in Ross, South Westland in 1929 the same time as the Murchison earthquake.It's a long story as Dad's sister Annie Catherine Mulvaney who married Matt Nolan died of consumption on 2/3/1924 just 6 weeks post birth and Bridget or Bridie was entrusted to Alfred & Ellen Dale of Woodstock. Her adopted name is Bridie Theresa Dale.On her Eulogy she wrote Bridie Therese Norris as she was married to Milton Norris senior. The most likely school is Patrick's, Ross & could well be she didn't go to senior school as back then children went to Standard Six.

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