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Looking to expand my genealogy by getting in touch with descendants of the CANTWELL / MARKHAM / KENNA / HOEY / MCCROHON families that mostly lived in NSW Australia.

Have much information to share. Alison QLD.

Australia: Looking for Peter MOLLET and Agnes Bridget KELLY of Sydney NSW

Dear members, This is another family that has links to my CANTWELL tree.

Peter MOLLET born abt 1840 married 1861 Sydney NSW Australia to Agnes Bridget KELLY born abt 1840. This couple had four known children (possibly more).

1.Arthur De M. MOLLET born 1864 Sydney NSW (possibly married 1888 Sydney to Ada BILLINGTON).

2.Ernest Peter MOLLET born 1866 Sydney NSW died 1951 Petersham NSW married 1895 Balmain North NSW Elizabeth Mary BROWN born abt 1870, father's name Thomas BROWN.

Four children;

i) Walter J. MOLLET 1896~1896 Glebe NSW;
ii) Agnes Margaret MOLLET 1898~1954 married Patrick Louis CANTWELL;
iii) Gladys M. MOLLET born 1900 Canterbury NSW; and
iv) Ernest J. MOLLET born 1903 Canterbury NSW married 1935 Anne MCKEON born 1895 Tamworth NSW, daughter of Martin & Bridget MCKEON.

3.Walter John MOLLET born 1867 Sydney NSW, died 1950 Canterbury NSW.

4.Pierce Frederick MOLLET birth details unknown, died 1948 Granville NSW Australia.

Please also click on MOLLET below to goto the surname wiki page for more information on this surname worldwide.

AUSTRALIA: MAURER family Glen Innes, Moree and Narrabri areas, NSW

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, Hi. This is another family in my family tree that I have inadvertently researched. They are not my ancestors, but the information may assist a descendant. My connections are to the Voss family.

George MAURER married Elizabeth Frances unknown and they had 8 children:-

1.Lucy H. MAURER b 1882 Glen Innes NSW
married 1902 Moree NSW to Edward A. COOPER - two children i) Edward and ii) Arthur.

2.John Robert MAURER b 1884 Glen Innes NSW, d 1936 Boggabri NSW
married 1909 Manilla NSW to Cecilia C. TAYLOR b 1889 Tamworth. Cecilia was the daughter of James TAYLOR and Emily unknown.

3.George Philip MAURER b 1887 Inverell NSW, d 1967 Tamworth
married 1907 Glen Innes NSW to Ethel E. PYWELL * b 1883 Glen Innes. Ethel was the daughter of Thomas PYWELL b 1836 St George, Leicester, England and Elizabeth HUTTON b 1852 Ranger's Valley NSW Aust.

4.Arthur Joseph MAURER b 1890 Moree NSW, d 1966 Malean NSW
married 1918 Grafton NSW to Olive D. MCCARTNEY / MACCARTNEY. Olive was the daughter of Edward J. MCCARTNEY and Rachel unknown.

5.Helen C. MAURER b 1892 Moree NSW

6.Charles Clifford MAURER b 1895 Moree, d 1958 Chatswood NSW
married 1916 St.Leonards NSW to Sylvia O. HEATH b 1898 Wagga Wagga NSW to parents: Thomas C. HEATH b abt 1850 and Emily C.J. DEE b 1863 Shoalhaven NSW.

7.Edward S. MAURER b 1901 Moree NSW

8.Mary T. MAURER b 1904 Narrabri NSW

Note: There may have been other children born but the NSW bdms online only lets you search for births up to 1905.

A search of the deaths index for all children with surname MAURER that died with parents names George and Elizabeth reveals perhaps another child that died in 1886 at Emmaville NSW, namely William C. MAURER (Registration No.9693/1886).

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AUSTRALIA: Notes from a 1991 DENNER / PETHYBRIDGE family reunion

Following the successful McCarron family reunion in January, one branch, the Denners, decided to hold a full reunion of its members on the weekend of October 19-20, 1991.

Once again, the Shepparton Paceway, which adjoins an early DENNER selection, was the excellent venue for the celebrations.

The beginnings of the DENNER family are not yet clear, but it is certain that James DENNER, of Devonshire, arrived in Adelaide in 1846 with his Cornish wife, Mary Anne, and one child, Lavina.

After a time working at the copper mines of Burra, South Australia, James DENNER brought his family to Victoria and eventually took up his promised land selection at Glenlyon.

The eldest daughter, Lavina, took bread and cakes in her saddle panniers to sell to the miners at Friar's Creek, and there met her future husband, Richard PETHYBRIDGE.

The PETHYBRIDGEs built a homestead "Willow Bank" at Arcadia, which is still standing after 120 years, and it was a focal point for family gatherings at Christmas.

Mrs Rae ROUTLEY, who represented the PETHYBRIDGE connection at the reunion, remembered dinners at "Willow Bank", watched by the stern eyes of the portraits of Richard and Lavina.

She could remember her Uncle Harry DENNER talking of the days when he had to bring his horses into his tent at night to save them from being stolen by Ned Kelly's gang.

Mrs ROUTLEY said that William DENNER 65 years ago founded the Rugby Car Club -- still a family club. She recalled an early outing to Mt. Gambier in 1927, camping in old-fashioned tents which were carried on the running boards of the cars.

It was a happy time as the members gathered round campfires to sing and recite, and the same "specialties" were performed year after year.

At the reunion, the DENNERs who had travelled the farthest to attend were undoubtedly Peter and Meg DENNER from Berkshire, England, while others had come from Queensland and New South Wales.

Peter also recalled childhood holidays spent at Arcadia, and was delighted to find that a favourite swimming hole in the Goulburn River, formed by a fallen tree, is still there.

A welcome guest at luncheon on the Saturday was Mr. Will DENNER, of Melbourne, grandson of James, and 86 years old, who had made a remarkable recovery from serious illness to be, not only present but able to enjoy meeting old and new family acquaintances and passing on valuable information.

In contrast, the youngest visitor was only 3 months old, a great granddaughter of Will DENNER's brother, Charles.

It was a happy weekend of reminiscence and studying photographs in which the family resemblance -- the DENNER nose! -- showed clearly.

On Saturday night the gathering, young and old alike, were delighted by the superb dancing of the Solar City Rockers.

On the serious side, the members visited the graves of James and Mary Anne DENNER and Richard and Lavina PETHYBRIDGE, at Kialla West Cemetery; and on Sunday, Canon PAGE of Tatura conducted a short but evocative service to remember those who founded the family under tough pioneering conditions, and encouraged those present to continue those traditions.

Tributes were given to those who had given much time and thought to the organisation of the reunion, which forged new bonds of family loyalty and renewed the old.

{NB: Information kindly provided above by a mutual MCCARRON/DENNER connection, L.KIRK. James DENNER and his wife Mary Ann PINE were my 3g grandparents}.

2 comment(s), latest 10 years, 7 months ago

AUSTRALIA: Passenger List SS General Stewart 1948

Immigrant ships transcribers guild - WWII refugees to Australia




Australia: Thomas SHANAHAN and Margaret KENNA settled Greta, Branxton & Singleton NSW

Thomas SHANAHAN born 1849 Black Creek, New South Wales, Australia {Sources: M.Brunner & NSW Birth Reg.No.V1849868 66/1849}, died aged 90 years, 7 Nov 1939 {Death Reg.No.28168/1939} Maitland NSW Australia, buried Branxton General Cemetery, married 1879 Maitland NSW to Margaret KENNA born 1860 NSW Australia, died aged 83 years, 13 Jun 1943 West Maitland, also buried Branxton.

More about Thomas SHANAHAN:-
Surname sometimes spelled SHANNAHAN, SHANHAN and maybe perhaps even SHANNON.
There are a number of SHANAHANs buried Branxton General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia with their origins in Askeaton, County Limerick, Ireland. No noubt they were relatives.
It is now known that Thomas SHANAHAN was the 4th child of 8 children born to John SHANAHAN born abt 1814 Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland and Isabella (known as Isabel) BOYDE born abt 1817 Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland courtesy M.Brunner. This couple had 8 known children that we can find on the NSW BDM indices.

More about Margaret KENNA:-
Birth: Year estimated from burial details. Location presumed to be Ireland.
Death: Registration No.13925/1943 Maitland NSW Australia

Margaret KENNA was the 2nd child of 15 children of Irish immigrants Michael KENNA born abt 1830 Ireland and Mary DUNNE born abt 1830 Ireland, died 1921 Greta NSW Australia.

See Australian Cemeteries Index for more information on burials in New South Wales.

Children of Thomas SHANAHAN and Margaret KENNA;-

1.John SHANAHAN born 1880 Greta NSW, died aged 61 years, 18 Jan 1942 West Maitland NSW, buried Branxton.

2.Mary Elizabeth SHANAHAN born 1882 Greta NSW married 1902 Branxton NSW to Matthew Francis HAYES born 1873 Rutherford NSW son of Matthew Bernard HAYES 1834-1904 of Palasmore Co.Tipperary, Ireland and Mary Teresa TIERNEY 1839-1924 of Baynanagh Co.Tipperary, Ireland. More information on this family can be found at PAYTON Place Genealogy Page at RootsWeb
Issue: Stanislaus HAYES born 8 Aug 1902 Greta NSW died 1994 Newcastle NSW, Clara HAYES b1905, Mary HAYES (known as Minnie) born 6 Mar 1908 Singleton NSW died 1985 Wagga Wagga NSW, Matthew Thomas HAYES born 1911 or 1912 Branxton NSW died 1991 Singleton NSW married Rose WILSON. {Source: M.Callister via GenesReunited March 2008).

3.Isabella Josephine SHANAHAN also known as Bella and Isabel born 1884 Greta NSW died 1960 Maitland NSW, married 1915 Newcastle NSW to Edward T.L. HAWKINS.

4.Margaret C. SHANAHAN born 1886 Greta NSW married 1911 Newcastle to Albert G. CHAMBERS.

5.Michael SHANAHAN born 1888 Greta NSW.

6.Catherine J. SHANAHAN born 1890 Greta NSW.

7.Thomas SHANAHAN born 1893 Greta NSW.

8.Bernadette SHANAHAN (also known as Bernice) born 1896 Branxton NSW married 1918 Newcastle NSW to Jack SKEHAN.

9.Josephine SHANAHAN born 1900 Branxton NSW died 1996, married 1924 Bundarra / Greta NSW to Arnold HEBBE (Arno).

10.Patrick Leo SHANAHAN born 1903 Singleton NSW married 1929 Greta NSW to Lucy HATCHER born 1907 probably NSW, died 21 Dec 1969 and is buried Branxton General Cemetery. Note: Lucy was the daughter of William Alford HATCHER and Lydia Elizabeth FUGE. Issue: Barry SHANAHAN born 15 Mar 1937, died 1974.

11.Vincent SHANAHAN born ?. Note: Religious Brother. I can only find a birth record on the NSW bdm indexes online of a Vincent SHANNON. (?)


RootsWeb Mailing List - AUS NSW Hunter Valley

Limerick Genealogy - An Index to POVERTY TO PROMISE SHANAHAN family mentioned...

DWYER / LYONS / SHANAHAN / COLLINS / Cantwell Creek, Ballan

Ancestors of "The Hillery's" Also "The Newman" families

3 comment(s), latest 7 years, 11 months ago

Australia: William John SHERIDAN and Johanna KENNA of Maitland, Greta, Dungog, Patricks Plain NSW

Dear members, I'm assisting a relative of mine with this research.

William John SHERIDAN born abt 1857 married 1877 Maitland NSW Australia {Marriage Reg.No.3408/1877} bride Johanna KENNA.

More about William John SHERIDAN;-
BIRTH; Verification required. 3 possible records in NSW.
DEATH; Verification required. 6 possible records in NSW.

More about Johanna KENNA:-
BIRTH; Either born in Ireland or Australia.
Eldest child of 15 children born to Michael KENNA and Mary DUNNE - emigrants from Ireland.
DEATH; Died 1930 Rockdale NSW Australia {Death Reg.No.17768/1930}.

Children of William & Johanna SHERIDAN:-

1.William James SHERIDAN born 1878 Maitland NSW died 1957 Singleton NSW married 1905 Singleton NSW Lucy Isabel (Isabella) NICHOLS born 1881 Patricks Plain NSW, died 1915 Singleton, daughter of James & Marianne (Mary A.) NICHOLS. One known child, possibly more;
William J. SHERIDAN born 1906 Singleton NSW, died 1969 Singleton NSW.

2.Mary T. SHERIDAN born 1879 Greta NSW married 1911 Sydney NSW Alexander PORTER. No other details known.

3.Maud C. SHERIDAN born 1881 Dungog NSW married 1911 Waterloo NSW Richard H. BROPHEY. No other details known.

4.Joseph SHERIDAN born 1887 Patricks Plain NSW married Muriel ?.


and perhaps there were more children possibly born other States, for example Victoria.

If anyone can assist further with this research, please reply by commenting at the bottom of this journal and you will be put in touch with the family historian of this branch.

Thank you, Alison.

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