Personal Notices Relating to County Donegal Emigrants to the Colony of New South Wales, Australia, 1890 - 1928


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Personal notices extracted from THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


August 9 1890

Died July 3, at her residence, Magherbine, Moville, County Donegal, Ireland, MARY, relict of the late LIEUTENANT-COLONEL RENWICK, major in her Majesty's 83rd Regiment, afterwards lieutenant-colonel in British Legion in Spain, aged 102 years. Beloved mother of EDWARD RENWICK, Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney. "For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your reward."-Isaiah, 52, 1 2 v. (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 11 1890

Died July 3, at Donegal, Ireland, MARY RENWICK, aged 102 years (Sydney Morning Herald)

December 23 1891

Married July 23, at St George’s, Hanover Square, London, George Alfred Thomas, youngest son of the late Rev Thomas Harden, MA, incumbent of St John's, Darlinghurst [Sydney], to AGNES second daughter of the late ARTHUR LINELLE CARY, ESQ., J P, of Castlecary, county Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 5 1892

Married March 31, at St. John's Church, Balmain N., by the Rev. W. A. Charlton, SUSAN, youngest daughter of the late J. MARTIN, Donegal, Ireland, to Arthur, second son of the late Henry Goodhew, of Stepney, London E. (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 15 1894

Married September 6 at St Paul's Church, Kogarah, by the Rev. J Clarke, James Langshaw Haffner, third son of Leonard Haffner of Newtown, Victoria, to DAISY RAY, youngest daughter of the late BENJAMIN WAKER RAY of Dunfanaghy, county Donegal, Ireland. Home and Victorian papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 10 1898

Married July 27, 1898 at St Thomas's Church, Enfield [Sydney], by the Rev. E. S. Wilkinson, B. A., THOMAS JOHNSTON, Enfield, late of county Donegal, Ireland to Annie, second daughter of George Smith, of Prospect (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 24 1903

Died July 21 1903, at Albert Street, Hornsby, WILLIAM McCLURE WILSON, of Drumaneny, Raphoe, Co Donegal, Ireland, aged 34 years (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 20 1904

Died April 18, at Thursday Island, Torres Straits, of paralysis, CAPTAIN JAMES USSHER, of Sydney, New South Wales, aged 54 years, second son of the late Samuel James Usher, B A., T.C., Dublin, grandson of the late REV. CORNELIUS HENRY USSHER, D.D., rector of Tullyaughnish, County Donegal, Ireland, and grand nephew of the late ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS USSHER, K.C.B., K.C.H. Home papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

April 20 1904

Died April 18, at Hospital, Thursday Island, of paralysis, JAMES USHER, Torres Strait Pilot, son of the late SAMUEL JAMES USSHER, of General Post Office, Sydney, aged 51 years (Sydney Morning Herald)

January 15 1908

SILVER WEDDING: GREEN-RAY Married January 15, 1883 at St James' Church, Belfast, by the Rev Mr. Bristow, Mr. Mathew Green, Belfast, to EMMA, eldest surviving daughter of MR. BENJAMIN W RAY, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland. Present address: Bangor, 95 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, N.S.W. (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 27 1910

Married August 1, at Wollongbar, Lismore, by the Rev. A. M. Gould, JOHN, eldest son of JOHN MOORE, co. Donegal, Ireland, to Charlotte Isabella (Nurse Smart), second daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Smart, of Turlinjah, South Coast. Home papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

May 11 1912

Married May 11 1887, at Newtown, by the Rev. Chas. Stead, Robert, eldest son of Mr. Robert Cranston Wattamolla, (now of Redfern), to ISABELL, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN WRAY, Drimstevlin, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Present address Roseville, Hopetoun Street, Petersham, Sydney, N.S.W. (Sydney Morning Herald)

September 16 1915

Died September 15, 1915, at her late residence, Queen Victoria Street, Bexley, and late of Waverley, ELIZABETH HUNTER LARMOUR, relict of the late William Larmour, ironmonger, Strabane, County Tyrone, and youngest daughter of the late DR. JOHN HUNTER, Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, aged 87 years. Home papers please copy (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 3 1921

Married January 1, 1921 at St. Canice’s Church, Katoomba, George Alfred Evens son of the late Charles Evens, Port Stephens to MARY LYTTLE, daughter of the late JOHN LYTTLE of Donegal, Ireland (Sydney Morning Herald))

November 18 1922

GOLDEN WEDDING: GARRATTY-DUHAN August 15 1872 at St. Joseph’s Church, Newtown, John, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Garratty, of Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England, to BRIDGET, youngest daughter of the late MR. & MRS. JAMES DUHAN, Dunmore, Donegal, Ireland. Present address, Lerida, Gibson Street, Waverley (Sydney Morning Herald)

July 4 1928

SILVER WEDDING: BEERS-LEACH Married July 4, 1903 at All Saints' Church, Petersham, by the Rev. Canon Goddard, M.A., E. ST JOHN, second son of the late J. LESLIE and SARAH M. BEERS, of Kilraughts, Ballymoney, County Antrim, and Leslie Hill, Manor Cunningham, County Donegal, to Eleanor, eldest daughter of W and J. Leach of Leichhardt. Present address: Kelvin Brae, Midson Road, Epping (Sydney Morning Herald)

October 13 1928

The marriage of MISS REBECCA STEVENSON second daughter of MR and MRS G. STEVENSON of Drimmeny House, Donegal, Ireland and niece of MR JOHN and MISS STEVENSON of Canonbury Grove, Dulwich Hill, to Mr Alexander MacKillop, second son of the late Mr. D. MacKillop and Mrs MacKillop of Bernera Harris, Scotland, was celebrated at St. George’s Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh Street [Sydney], on September 15. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. MacDonald, assisted by the Rev. J. Sinclair of Victoria. The bride, who was given away by her uncle Mr Stevenson, wore a frock of ivory crepe satin clasped at the side with a silver buckle, and the tulle veil was held in place with a spray of orange blossom. Her shower bouquet was of sweet pea, carnations and hyacinths. MISS J STEVENSON sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid. She wore a frock of powder blue georgette appliquéd with pink and gold medallions with a hat to tone and carried a posy of pink roses and sweet peas. Mr. W. McKastral was best man. After the ceremony the guests were entertained by Miss Stevenson, the bride s aunt, at Sargent’s, Market Street [Sydney] (Sydney Morning Herald)


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