Marriage & Death Notices of County Donegal-born Emigrants to the Colony of Victoria, Australia 1852 - 1870

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Personal notices relating to County Donegal emigrants extracted from The Argus (Melbourne), Ballarat Star, Bendigo Advertiser, Gippsland Times, Londonderry Sentinel

and additional data from the Pioneersí Index 1837-88 (Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages) (VRBMD)

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley

November 23 1852

STERRITT. Died at Blaydon, Brunswick (the residence of Thomas V Foote, Esq.) on the 18th inst. EMILY, eldest daughter of the late THOMAS STERRITT, ESQ. of Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, aged sixty-nine years (Argus)


April 15 1853

PATTERSON. Died on the 18th November last, at the home of her brother in law, DR. JOHN PATTERSON, R.N., Blaydon, Brunswick, near Melbourne, Victoria EMILY, eldest daughter of the late THOMAS STERRITT, ESQ., of Letterkenny (Londonderry Sentinel)


June 9 1854

WALLEN. Died at Melbourne, Australia, on the 8th of March last, of colonial fever, ELIZA BUSHE, the beloved daughter of F.R. WALLEN, ESQ. [born Letterkenny 1791], aged 17 years and some months (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]


January 25 1856

WALLEN. Birth on the 17th October, at Victoria Parade, Melbourne, Australia, the wife of F.R. WALLEN, ESQ., [born Letterkenny 1791] of a son (Londonderry Sentinel). Parents: Francis Robertson Wallen & Catherine Hobson (VRBMD)


November 7 1856

GILMOUR. Died on the 9th August last, at Rockfort, Buncrana, PATRICK GILMOUR, ESQ., J. P., of the Grove, Londonderry, aged sixty-nine years. (Argus)


January1 4 1857

VALANTINE-McCLURE. Married on the 8th inst., by the Rev. William Moss, brother in-law of the bride, Mr. David H. Valantine, of McClure, Valantine, and Co., to REBECCA, third daughter of MR. ANDREW McCLURE, late of Findrum, county Donegal, Ireland (Argus)


October 23 1857

THOMPSON. Died on the 16th July, at Monee Ponds, Melbourne, in the 29th year of his age, MR. WILLIAM THOMPSON, late of Newtowncunningham (Londonderry Sentinel). Parents: Alexander Thompson & Elizabeth (surname not stated) (VRBDM)

December 18 1857

PARR-SCOTT. Married August 24, at Tarraville, Gipps Land, Victoria, William Henry, second son of James Parr, Esq., late of Manchester, to MARGARET JANE, youngest daughter of WILLIAM SCOTT, ESQ., of Erin Vale, Gipps Land, and formerly of Milltown Cottage, in the county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)


September 3 1858

McCONNELL. Died May 28, at Melbourne, of rapid consumption, in the 26th year of his age, JOSEPH, eldest son of MR. JOHN McCONNELL, Drumcairn, near Newtowncunningham (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]

July 13 1859

HEPBURN-VANCE. Married on the 11th inst., at St. Paul's Church, Geelong, James Hepburn to ISABELLA, daughter of GEORGE and MARGARET VANCE, Raphoe, Ireland (Argus)


October 31 1859

LAZURUS-HAMILTON. Married on the 18th inst., at Ballarat, Alfred S. Lazarus, son of Solomon Lazarus, late of Kingston, Jamaica, to ANNA M. HAMILTON, relict of the late AMBROSE MONTAGUE HAMILTON, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and third daughter of JAMES E. HAMILTON, of Greencastle, Donegal, Ireland. Home papers please copy (Argus)


February 24 1860

BLACK. Died November 22, at Melbourne, Australia, ROBERT, seventh son of Mr. SAMUEL BLACK, Drimaclogan, near Ramelton, aged 26 years, deeply lamented by his bereaved parents and sorrowing friends and relatives (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: Robert James Black & Janet (surname unknown) (VRBMD)]

March 23 1860

McKELVEY. Died on the 2nd January, at his residence, Raglan Street, Emerald Hill, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, GEORGE PATTON McKELVEY, ESQ., aged 38 years, eldest son of MR. McKELVEY, of Ards, near Dunfanaghy, in the county of Donegal, formerly of Newtownards, in the county Down (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: David McKelvey& Jane Thompson (VRBMD)]


Sept. 12 1860

REHBEIN-JOHNSTON. Married on the 11th instant, by special license, at the Church of England, Bendigo, by the Rev. Mr. Smith, Mr. Frank Rehbein, of Huntly, to MISS CATHERINE JOHNSTON, of Donegal, Ireland, Melbourne papers please copy. (Bendigo Advertiser)


Sept. 21 1860

KEYS-HOLMES. Married September 10, at Lifford Church, by the Rev. J.F. Smyly, TASKER KEYS, ESQ., Warranpool, Victoria [late of Lifford], to MARGARET, eldest daughter of CHARLES HOLMES, ESQ., Rosgear (Londonderry Sentinel)


Sept. 26 1860

COLHOUN-WILLIAMS. Married on the 6th inst., by the Rev. D. J. Draper, in the Wesleyan Church, St. Kilda, Mr. John Colhoun, eldest son of Mr. Arthur Colhoun, Oakleigh, late Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to ANNA WILLIAMS, eldest daughter of MR. JOHN WILLIAMS, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal, Ireland (Argus)


October 5 1860

TWISS-NEWMAN. Married at Buninyong, Edward Twiss, Esq., of Killorglan, county Kerry, Ireland, and Darriwell, Victoria, third son of the late Edward Twiss, Esq., of Steelroe, to MARY JANE, eldest daughter of the late REV. P.S. NEWMAN, Incumbent of Dunlewey, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)


March 4 1861

STEELE-FULLERTON. Married on the 27th ult., in the Presbyterian Church, Maldon, by the Rev. Alex. Robb, MR. JAMES T. STEELE, son of the late REV. JAMES STEELE, D.D., Stranorlar, county Donegal, Ireland, to Maggy, second daughter of the late Robert Fullerton, Esq., Gortanigan, county Tyrone, Ireland (Argus)


May 24 1862

PALMER. Died at Melbourne, ANN JANE, relict of the late MR. JOHN PALMER, late of Ards, county Donegal, Ireland in the forty-seventh year of her age (Argus). [Parents: father unknown Orr & mother unknown (VRBMD)]

June 21 1861

BELL-WALLEN. Married April 24, at Melbourne, Australia, Edward Connor, eldest son of George Stewart Bell, Esq., late of Twickenham Lodge, Middlesex, to CATHERINE ANN, only daughter of FRANCIS R. WALLEN, ESQ.,[born Letterkenny 1791] Richmond, late of Fairymount, Londonderry (Londonderry Sentinel])


November 1 1861

JENKINS. Died May 20, in Melbourne, Australia, of inflammation of the lungs, ANDREW, eldest son of the late MR. EVANS JENKINS, Naveny, Stranorlar, aged 40 years (Londonderry Sentinel). [Aged 42; parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]

December21 1861

PALMER. Died on the 28th ult., at Melbourne, Australia, HENRY, eldest son of MR. JOHN PALMER, late of Ards, County Donegal, Ireland, aged twenty-one years (Argus). [Parents John Palmer & Ann Jane Orr (VRBMD)]

December 24 1861

WARD-LAWSON. Married on Thursday, 28th November, by the Rev. Thomas J. Barry, ANDREW SCOTT WARD, late of Ramelton, county Donegal, to Maria Lawson, late of Ion, county Limerick, Ireland (Ballarat Star)


July 24 1863

WALLEN-PITMAN. Married on the 21st May, at St. Peter's Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. H.H.P. Handfield, ROBERT, eldest son of FRANCIS R. WALLEN [born Letterkenny 1791], Melbourne, to Marian May, youngest daughter of George J. Pitman, Sandhurst (Londonderry Sentinel)


August 14 1863

MOWBRAY-PORTER. Married August 11, in the Wesleyan Chapel, Dunkaneely [Co. Donegal] , by the Rev. James Edwards, brother in law to the bride, assisted by the Rev. J.S. McDade, WILLIAM MOWBRAY, ESQ., Melbourne, Australia, to Florinda Caroline, eldest daughter of MR. ADAM PORTER, merchant, Dunkaneely (Londonderry Sentinel)


October 3 1862

MACINTIRE. Died July 1, at Victoria, DOCTOR GEORGE MACINTIRE, House Surgeon of Castlemaine Hospital, third son of the late ANDREW MACINTIRE, ESQ., of Ballyshannon (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: Andrew MacIntire & Rebecca unknown (VRBMD)]

October 23 1863

McDEVITT-CONNOLLY. Married on the 5th instant, at St. Kilianís Church, Sandhurst, MR. HUGH McDEVITT, of the County Donegal, Ireland, to Miss Annie Connolly, of the County Carlow, Ireland (Argus)


October 27 1863

WARD. Died July 18, at Ballarat, New South Wales [sic], JOHN WARD, ESQ., late of the Green, Ramelton, aged 56 years (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]

May 11 1865

CURRAN. Died on the 6th inst., in Melbourne, PRISCILLA CURRAN, the beloved and youngest daughter of WILLIAM CURRAN, ESQ., inspector of Police, Morass House, County Donegal, Ireland (Argus). Parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]

May 25 1864

SPOOR- MORRISON. Married on the 28th ult., by the Rev. Morrison, Mr. Andrew Spoor, son of the late Mr. A. Spoor, of Collingwood, to MISS ANN MORRISON, daughter of the late MR. HUGH MORRISON, Kill begs, County Donegal, Ireland (Argus)


August 29 1865

CRESWELL. Died June 18, at Melbourne, Australia, after a short illness, JANE, eldest daughter of MR. JAMES CRESWELL, formerly of Moness, Burt, aged 19 years (Londonderry Sentinel). [Born Londonderry. Parents: James Creswell & Sarah Cathers (VRBMD)]

September4 1865

MACARTNEY-MILLER. Married on the 1st instant, by the Rev. Isaac New, at Albert Street Baptist Church, Melbourne, JOHN, eldest son of the REV. SIR WILLIAM MACARTNEY, BART., County Donegal, Ireland, to Catherine, second daughter of the late Alexander Miller, of Merrindindie, Victoria (Argus)


April 30 1866

MULHERON-FOLEY. n the 28th instant, at St. Kilian's Roman Catholic Church, Sandhurst, by the Rev. E. A. O'Dwyer, MR JAMES MULHERON, Donegal, to Bridget, eldest daughter of Mr. Patrick Foley, Waterford (Argus) 


November 28 1865

FLEMING. Died August 18, at Melbourne, Australia, of asiatic dropsy, JAMES, second son of the late MR. JOHN FLEMING, Drum, Inch, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel). [Aged 38. Parentsí names unknown (VRBMD)]

June 15 1866

ROULSTONE-WADDY. Married June 12, at Articlave [Co. Londonderry] Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Galwey, assisted by the Rev. W. Wilson, MR. JOSEPH ROULSTONE, Raphoe, late of Victoria, Australia, to Florinda Norman, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Edmund Waddy, Londonderry (Londonderry Sentinel)


August 31 1866

ELDER. Died June 24, at Melbourne, Australia, of inflammation, OLIVER MATHEWSON, son of MR. ROBERT B. ELDER, formerly of Rohan, Newtowncunningham, aged 6 years (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: Robert Elder & Eliza Jane Blair (VRBMD)]

Sept. 25 1866

WALLEN. Died on the 30th June, at Waltham Terrace, Richmond, Melbourne, Australia, WILLIAM HENRY, fourth son of FRANCIS R. WALLEN, ESQ., [born Letterkenny 1791] aged 21 years (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: Francis Robertson Wallen & Catherine Hobson (VRBMD)]

April 23 1867

VANCE. Died February 2, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Nicholson, Cumberland Store, Chiltern, Victoria, ELIZABETH VANCE, aged 20 years, youngest daughter of JOSEPH VANCE, Sharon, Newtowncunningham (Londonderry Sentinel). [Parents: Joseph Vance & Mary unknown (VRBDM)]

April 24 1867

CARLETON-SWAN. Married on the 18th inst., by the Rev. A. Robertson, at his residence, William Street [Melbourne], WILLIAM MACNEILL, eldest son of MR. GOODWIN CARLETON, Lough View House, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, to MARY, second daughter of MR. HUGH SWAN, of same place (Argus)


September 2 1867

EDWARD-BULLOCK. Married on the 28th ult., at Sandridge, by the Rev. J. W. Inglis, Robert, eldest son of Henry Edward, Esq., of Sandridge, to REBEKAH JANE, youngest daughter of ROBERT BULLOCK, late governor of the County Donegal Hospital, Ireland (Argus)


October 25 1867

QUIGLEY (McDONOUGH). Died on the 27th September, 1867, SARAH ANNE, the beloved wife of MR. EDWARD QUIGLEY, of the Supreme Court, Sandhurst, and only daughter of the late MR. TRISTRAM McDONOUGH Moville, County Donegal, Ireland. Home papers please copy (Bendigo Advertiser). [Aged 36 years. Parents: Tristram McDonough & Mary McLaughlin (VRBMD)]


November 16 1867

McINTYRE-MULHERN. Married on the 10th inst., at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, by the Rev. Henry England, JOHN McINTYRE, Melbourne, second son of EDWARD McINTYRE, ESQ., Ballyshannon, Ireland, to Susan Mulhern, fourth daughter of James Mulhern, Esq., Langhill, County Fermanagh. (Argus)


December 27 1867

MILLER. Died September 19, at Melbourne, Victoria, ELIZABETH, aged 28 years, daughter of MR. WILLIAM MILLER, Tradeston, Glasgow, formerly of Killea, Liberties of city of Derry (Londonderry Sentinel). [Born Glasgow; parents William Miller & Elizabeth Clements (VRBDM)]

July 14 1868

PATTERSON-JAMES. Married at the Metropolitan Hotel, Melbourne, by the Rev. Samuel Kelly, Robert Patterson, Esq., ruling elder in Janefield [Presbyterian] Church, to ESTHER, daughter of MR. JOHN JAMES, Longhill, near Ramelton, county Donegal (Londonderry Sentinel)


November 24 1868

SWEENEY-FORD. Married at Stratford, on 17th inst, by the Rev. Mr. Hayes, MR. EDWARD SWEENEY, second son of EDWARD SWEENEY, ESQ., Willow, Carrigart, County Donegal, Ireland, to Miss Annie Ford, fifth daughter of James Ford, Fairview, Portumna, County Galway, Ireland. Home papers, please copy. (Gippsland Times)


March 29 1870

HARRIDGE-DOHERTY. Married on the 13th inst, at St. Mary's, St. Kilda, by the Rev. John O'Sullivan, Thomas Young Harridge, only son of Dr. Thomas and Charlotte Harridge, of Rochford, Essex, England, to MARGARET, eldest daughter of GEORGE and ELLEN DOHERTY, of the County Donegal, Ireland Home papers please copy (Argus)


November 19 1870

PHILLIPS-MOORHEAD. Married on the 9th inst., at the Wesleyan Parsonage, St. Kilda, by the Rev. Joseph Dare, E. H. Phillips, to EMILY CAROLINE, eldest daughter of WILLIAM MOORHEAD, ESQ., M.D., of Stranorlar, County Donegal, Ireland (Argus)


December 21 1870

ELLIS-DOBBS. Married on the 14th inst., in St. John's Church, Melbourne by the Rev. John Barlow, MR. THOMAS ELLIS, of County Donegal, Ireland, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Dobbs, Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland (Argus)


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