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MULVANEY marriages New Zealand 1873 - 1929

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the known MULVANEY marriages New Zealand 1873 - 1929

? John Joseph 'Jack' Mulvaney (1887-1971)
son of: John MULVANEY of Antrim & Elizabeth BURNS of Donegal (died in NZ)
paternal grandparents: James MULVANEY & Ellen McGILLAND
maternal grandparents: Michael BURNS & Mary WILSON
Grey River Argus, 9 May 1917 The BALLOT WEST COASTERS NAMES
Following is the official list of the names of West Coast Reservists drawn in the Ballot for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces:
MULVANEY, John Joseph, mail contractor, Mahitahi
married Ethel Mabel MORGAN (1890-1992) in 1919
- daughter of Thomas MORGAN & Amanda Caroline BLONQUIST (1869-1942)
Wairarapa Daily Times, 23 September 1919 WEDDING, MULVANEY-MORGAN
A quiet wedding was solemnised at At Matthew's Church (Masterton), when Mr John Mulvaney, of Eketahuna, was married to Miss Mabel Morgan, third daughter of of Mrs A. C. Morgan, of Masterton. The bride was given away by Mr J. Moncrieff, of Carterton, and was attended by Miss Katie Moncrieff as bridesmaid, while Mr A. L. Morgan acted as best man
JOHN died 26 May 1971 aged 84
- he is buried Plot 1678, Block 90 at Hokitika cemetery
(his sister Elizabeth Catherine (Kidd) is buried next to him)

? Joseph Patrick Mulvaney (1898-1989)
- born 29 Dec 1898, died 14 May 1989
son of: John MULVANEY of Antrim & Elizabeth BURNS of Donegal (died in NZ)
brother of: Annie Catherine Mulvaney below
married to: Mary Rosaline ORMANDY (1908-) (see notes below)
- daughter of William James 'Bill' ORMANDY (1874-1963) & Margaret Angela HICKEY (1879-1936)

NOTE another brother, Michael James Mulvaney (1892-1921), see photo
served as Rifleman 29966 with the 12th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company. His mother, as next of kin was living in Mahitahi, South Westland in 1916
He was awarded the DCM & the MM.
Mulvaney in action at Le Quesnoy is recounted in Austin (1924) p. 445
... For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Le Quesnoy on the 4 November 1918. During the attack on this date Corporal Mulvaney was in charge of a Lewis gun section. On coming to the railway line he encountered an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance of the Company on his right. Ordering his No. 1 to engage the gun he himself worked round to a flank and alone rushed the post-capturing the machine gun and four of the enemy. By his prompt action and disregard of danger he undoubtedly saved his Battalion a great many casualties. Throughout the action he led his section with dash and set a fine example to his men
MICHAEL died 19 Nov 1921 aged 29 by drowning in Mikinui, Westland
Northern Advocate, 28 November 1921 RIDER and HORSE DROWNED, HOKITIKA
Michael James Mulvaney, 29 years of age, the holder of the D.C.M. and Military Medal, was drowned on Saturday afternoon when coming down the Mikinui Gorge from his farm in the upper reaches. The horse he was riding was also drowned. Mulvaney's body was found yesterday near the scene of the fatality
- he is buried Plot 5, Block 26 at Ross cemetery

? Agnes Mulvaney (1841-1904)
married John DUNSMUIR in 1880
their known children:
* 1881 - 1935 John Dunsmuir
* 1883 - 1934 Allan Dunsmuir
* 1886 - 1946 Margaret Dunsmuir

? Annie Mulvaney (1888-1976)
married Frederick Robert Kennedy WARING (1882-1936) in 1918
- son of Lucas WARING & Catherine Olivia KENNEDY of Lisburn
Frederick served as Second Lieutenant 26/24 with the 4th Battalion, A Company, NZ Rifle Brigade. He embarked from Wellington 5 Feb 1916, his next of kin was Lucas Waring (father), Bellbrook, Glenary, County Antrim, Ireland
FREDERICK died 7 May 1936 aged 54 & buried Mangatainoka, Pahiatua

? Annie Catherine Mulvaney
daughter of: John MULVANEY of Antrim & Elizabeth BURNS of Donegal (died in NZ)
married Matthew NOLAN 20 Oct 1920 probably West Coast
ANNIE CATHERINE Nolan died 2 March 1925 of consumption
- she is buried Plot 8, Block 26 at Ross cemetery
MATTHEW Nolan remarried 29 Aug 1926 to:
Annie Josephine McGRATH (nee LAVERY 1888-1954)
12th of at least 12 children of Robert LAVERY & Sarah HYLAND
* Annie Josephine Lavery first married Patrick Henry McGrath (1885-1918), son of Charles & Margaret Mcgrath of Kaiapoi, on 15 Oct 1918. Four weeks later Patrick was in training at Featherston Military Camp when he died of pneumonia during the Flu Pandemic, on 17 Nov 1918. He was 32
ANNIE JOSEPHINE Nolan died 9 April 1954 aged 67
MATTHEW Nolan died 19 July 1972 aged 85
they are buried Plot 81, Block 8 at Ruru Lawn cemetery, Christchurch

? Bridie 'Bridget' Mulvaney (1889-1957)
daughter of: John MULVANEY of Antrim & Elizabeth BURNS of Donegal (died in NZ)
married Leo HADDOCK (1882-1951) 3 February 1916 in Mahitahi
son of Joseph James HADDOCK (1837-1892) of Galway & Mary SHARKEY (1842-1921) of Donegal (buried Ross)
LEO Haddock died in Ross & buried Harihari cemetery

? Elizabeth Mulvaney
married Dougald BLUE (1840-1916) in 1873
their known children:
* 1874 - Robert Blue
* 1875 - Dougald Blue
* 1876 - Agnes Mary Blue
* 1877 - Jeanette Blue
* 1879 - James Blue
* 1880 - Jane Blue
Press, 25 September 1916 OBITUARY of Dougald
The death is announced of Mr Dougald Blue, of Sandstone, Balfour, Southland, at the age of 76 years. He was born at Greenock, Scotland, and came out to New Zealand about 60 years ago. He participated in the early gold-mining rushes on the West Coast. For many years he pursued farming operation in the Oamaru district, and later on at Pleasant Point. For the last 12 years Mr Blue resided near Balfour, and was one of the most successful farmers in the district. Mr Blue drove the first crossbred sheep that were brought into Southland from the north, practically before the town of Gore existed. He is survived by a widow, three daughters, and three sons, one of whom is at the front

? Elizabeth Catherine Mulvaney
married Thomas Henry Joseph Andrew KIDD (1892-1976) in 1920
Grey River Argus , 9 May 1917 The BALLOT WEST COASTERS NAMES
Following is the official list of the names of West Coast Reservists drawn in the labbor for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces:
KIDD, Thomas Henry, farm hand, South Hokitika
Elizabeth died 24 May 1942 aged 52
- she is buried Plot 1680, Block 90 in Hokitika with husband Thomas
(her brother, John Joseph Mulvaney is buried next to her)

? Ellen Mulvaney
married Francis KELLY in 1914

? Jane Mulvaney
married William TAYLOR in 1874

? Lucy Miriam Mulvaney (nee BIRD 1884-1978)
married Gerald Sully RAWLINGS (1895-1963) in 1929
* son of Reginald RAWLINGS & Mary Allum SULLY (they were cousins from Middlesex)
* Gerald was a minister in Christchurch

? Mabel Mulvaney
married David FLYNN in 1914

? Margaret Esther Bell Philamena Mulvaney
daughter of: John MULVANEY of Antrim & Elizabeth BURNS of Donegal (died in NZ)
married William George MUIR in 1924

? Mary Mulvaney
married Joseph CADMAN in 1883
their known children:
* 1883 - Mary Jane Cadman
* 1885 - Joseph Cadman
* 1887 - Gertrude Cadman
* 1890 - Leonora Cadman
* 1894 - Cecil Cadman
* 1897 - Harold Cadman
* 1903 - Muriel Madge Cadman

? Mary Ellen Mulvaney
married Michael Thomas WALSH (1886-1970) in 1909
their known children:
* 1910 - Thomas Walsh
* 1911 - John Walsh

? Sarah Mulvaney
married Andrew BARTLEY in Auckland
their known children:
* 1896 - 1896 George Bartley (aged 7 weeks)

Plot 5, Block 26 at Ross cemetery

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by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-02-26 14:24:01

THERE'S AN ERROR HERE. JOHN MULVANEY OR SPELT Mulvany was a native of County Antrim, in Ireland. She was from Donegal.
On his headstone reads In memory of John Mulvaney, native of County Antrim, Ireland, died 2nd February, 1902, aged 68yrs.

Also my father, Joseph Patrick Mulvaney was married to Mary Rosaline Mulvaney, nee Ormandy.

Re Annie Catherine Mulvaney we seek her DOB sHE DECEASED ON 2/3/1924.

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-02-26 15:05:26

Re Margaret Esther Bell,as notated above we as children called her Maggie as did Dad who married William George Muir, aka Puddin in 1924 we've had problems trying to sort this out. What I do have is accurate.
Margaret DOB abt 1904 and we think she died in 1990.She was the youngest sibling of nine. to John Mulvaney and Elizabeth Burns.
Perhaps they left the Westland area and went to Christchurch or another part on NZ.
We have little data on William George Muir other than above and they hailed from a place in Westland, New Zealand called the Totara, in Ross.

Also there was Annie Catherine Mulvaney in this lineage, I don't know how above Annie fits in.

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-03-11 23:39:48

Have you the details where Annie Josephine McGrath was married to a Mr............... Lavery hence Annie Josephine Lavery. She had a son, we think named Patrick Lavery. No DOB there details.

She remarried Matthew Nolan above on 29/8/1926 then we think had two more children, a Mary and perhaps a Syra, Sarah, unsure exactly. No details there.
Annie Josephine Nolan died on 9/4/1954.

by paulanthonyjoseph on 2014-08-06 01:20:02

Can someone provide a copy of John Mulvaney, c/be spelt Mulvenna, Mulvany, Mulvaney etc Death Certificate reference 419/1905.

Also a Marriage Certificate 523/1885.
Please email me on

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